Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Drawing Turkeys in Kindergarten
over at the Tiny Art Room because I really like how official it sounds. I've always called these "follow the leader drawings." Don't you like the Directed Drawing term better? Students drew a long thin curved line for the head, added a zigzag collar underneath and then drew a circle beginning on one side of the curved line, extending underneath and stopping at the other side. It was a precursor to the discovery of using space in art which was further practiced as tail feathers made by drawing long skinny curves were added behind the turkey's body and head. Parallel curved lines with zig zag line feet completed the legs and feet and curved lines added to the sides of the circle created wings. An angle for the beak and oval, circle, and dot created the eyes. At this point student's personal creativity kicked in as they completed the backgrounds and added color to their turkey creations. I love how these came out. With Kinders it is the constant encouragement to take it one step further and develop a completed composition but I am always thrilled as they take hold of their work and imaginatively create their art.