Recently, the Claycomo Branch of MCPL hosted a program called Drawing With Kids. It was presented by artist and teacher Danna York. This was an exceptional presentation aimed at children aged 5 and up.
Danna is a talented and patient teacher who successfully engaged all the kids who attended. She gave them exercises which even the youngest could succeed at. The highlight of the program was her talking the young artists through a drawing of Starry Starry Night by Van Gogh. They were all able to take home their own version of the work.
Hey Teens! We have some CREATIVE programs coming up in March and April just for YOU! Come to the Lone Jack Branch on Monday, March 19th at 7:00 p.m. for the Drawing for Beginners class taught by S. Moreno. Be sure to bring an 8x10 photo or a magazine photo of your favorite person for inspiration so you can create a drawing of your own! At this class, you’ll learn basic drawing techniques, as well as how to see and draw as an artist does.
I’ll be the first to admit that drawing isn’t my forte. Generally speaking, when I draw, it tends to be stick people who need some serious help. However, when I saw Draw Something, a free app for iPhone and Android, I knew it would be fun. All of my non-drawing friends were instantly hooked, and I’ve never laughed so hard in my life.
Sharpen your pencil, grab some paper, and get started!
Learn to Draw Animals, illustrated by Diana Fisher, is a great book for the beginner. The book contains simple step-by-step instructions on how to draw 26 captivating creatures using circles, triangles, and rectangles. Once the basic animal shape is mastered, the artist can start working on the details.
Every parent or grandparent treasures those scribbled drawings from their children. But maybe now, you have noticed that their scribbles are quite a bit better than just scribbles. Encouraging artistic talent is a fun thing to do with your children. Plus, the Library has fun materials that will guide your young artist into more sophisticated scribbles!
Try out these fun titles! Your young artist will love it!