Gesture Drawing

Gesture drawing with children creates an open and accepting classroom environment. It allows students to loosen up their drawing style and helps them to view the “gestalt” of the figure or the big picture. When beginning this activity, students may feel like every mark is final and may feel self-conscious. I emphasize that gesture drawing…

Expressing Emotions through Color and Line

Music can transform any ordinary experience into something profound. Humans are inherently musical beings. As one of the first art forms, it is written in our DNA. For this selection of art activities, I play a collection of songs that have a strong emotional quality and allow students to explore color and line to express…