Wednesday, August 29, 2012

kids and art

My friend Penny started up Illustration Friday about a million years ago.  Well, it seems a long time ago.  Take a look at the site.  A topic is posted weekly and you can submit your artwork that goes along with that weekly topic.  If I were artsy, I would participate.  But, I'm not.  I'm more crafty than artsy.  Can't have it all!

Well, Penny just introduced an Illustration Friday Kids.  SMART idea!  Especially since it is a universal fact that kids like art.  Whatever medium they like, doing art keeps them busy and they love it!  At least my girls do.

Illustration Friday Kids had a art activity to do this week.  Scribble drawing.  The idea came from the book, Art Lab for Kids.  I'm definitely going to get the book.  Seems like it will be a great addition to our homeschool curriculum.

Today, we tackled our scribble drawings.  The girls had a blast!  And, after prompting them with one that I did, they caught on quickly, searching for items they could find in their drawings.

Here is Bella's drawing.  She ended up finding a fish, bunny, and heart.  She said the bunny is hiding behind the heart so the fish can't find her. 

Emily found an ice cream cone, witch's hat, and bird.  What bird's outfit is complete without a hat? 

I think they both turned out great! But, I am a little biased!  Can't wait to get my hands on the book so we can do more!


Penny said...

Yay! I'm glad you did it and like the idea of IF Kids. I think it'll be fun. Thanks for mentioning it. :)

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures... So creative!Erika