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Doodling: Calling out shapes and lines

More lines shapes and colors practice/play!

You will need:

* something to draw with (marker, pen, crayon - I recommend something you cannot erase)

* something to draw on (paper, cardboard, whatever you have handy that works with your mark-maker!)

* something to color with (marker, color pencil, crayon, watercolor - whatever works for you)

Prepare your space:

* cover your work area

* have several pieces of paper ready to work with

* keep drinking water nearby

* be sure your mark-maker works and your coloring materials are within reach

* music? light? whatever makes it your ideal creative workspace, do that!

The work:

* I will name a series of lines, shapes, numbers, letters - you will draw them anywhere, any size on your page

* we will look at our work and decide what color to add where ... or, don't think about it at all and just start coloring!

* if you are working with other people, share your drawings with each other. It's always so interesting to see how different people work with the same instruction and similar materials and create such different pieces!


* take some time to look at your space and identify kinds of lines and shapes you see. Everything we can see and draw is made of lines and shapes - have fun breaking down what you see around you!

* fill some spaces with color, fill some with patterns and designs

* add text to your piece

* incorporate a color lesson (primaries, secondaries, warms, cools, complementaries ...)

* take turns (if you are working with more than one person) calling out what to add to your drawing

* look at the art of Mary Lee Bendolph, Carmen Herrera, Hilma af Klint, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Wassily Kandinsky.

Have Fun! Be kind to yourself and each other.

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