This week in the AccessArt Art Club for ages 6 to 10, we started with a mark making exercise to help the children understand the importance of looking when drawing, and also of thinking, to help build their confidence in making creative decisions during the drawing process.
Teachers can read key points about this activity in a classroom setting by clicking the links below.
The Thoughtful Mark Making is a great exercise to introduce to children, and one which can be usefully referred to in future drawing lessons. It is suitable for all ages from 5 upwards. Benefits include:
Helps children develop mark making skills to improve drawing outcomes.
Helps children “look” more closely.
Helps children understand how they can use a single drawing medium in many different ways.
Helps children become confident in making their own creative and informed “drawing decisions”.