We regularly take part in Sketch Tuesday.
It is so simple ~
- Read the new topic
- Discuss ideas
- Paint, colour or shade
- Enjoy the slide show the next Tuesday
And I have seen my young children grow in confidence and skill with regular practice.
With very little, and at times, with no help from me, they fill a page with delightful detail and colour.
I am able to sketch too, which is further proof that I am not involved with their sketches!
These are some of the advantages of regular sketching:
- They are more familiar with the art materials at hand
- They enjoy art and are happy while doing their sketches
- They find a style that they enjoy and are fairly keen to try other techniques
- They love the freedom of artistic expression and are free to express themselves and their ideas
- They enjoy interpreting the topics personally
- They become more visually aware
- They can start the sketch with very little prompting or help
- They include minute details
- They solve artistic ‘problems’ with greater confidence
- They lay out large full-page sketches with good composition and balance
- They often complete the sketch with full coloured backgrounds
- They are happy to display their art
- They enjoy discussing their completed works
- They are much more aware in formal art appreciation
- They approach formal art lessons with enthusiasm
I really urge you to take part in regular art activities.
Many children lose their freedom and liberty when they mature and they become critical of their own art.
These weekly lessons are non-threatening and liberating. The topics are delightful and the slide shows give the children all the extra encouragement they need. They love to see what others have done; how they interpreted the topic.
My children do NOT see this as part of school. They willingly sketch in the evenings or afternoons. A few times, when our week has been full, they sketch on Sunday, just in time for the Monday deadline!
If you take part already ~ keep on!
If not, yet, then give it a go! You all will enjoy the benefits!
This week’s assignment due Monday, September 13th:
Sketch something that uses a battery.
Make your sketches and send them in by Monday, September 13th and I will include it in the slideshow on Tuesday morning. All sketchers are welcome and there is no need to sign up. Participate as much as possible and make sketching a weekly habit. Send in your sketches in jpg format and mail them to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete instructions are found by clicking the Sketch Tuesday tab at the top of my blog.
Barb-Harmony Art Mom