We brought class outdoors! The sun was merciless, but it didn’t stop us from plopping down on random patches of grass and create beautiful works!
The kiddos enjoyed observing and drawing the temple, we used one of our doodling methods (single line drawing) to do a quick sketch.
Quick lunch before hunting for our next drawing spot. We found an old man sleeping on his trishaw and thought that he made a pretty good subject.
We also did a few observation drawing of people moving, sitting and standing, using our preferred styles.
If you’re keen on bring art outdoors too, here’s a few quick tips!
ONE – Supplies
– stationaries (2pencils, erasers, permanent markers, black pen, white gel pen)
– a few sheets of A4 drawing paper OR sketchbook
– backing board
– bull dog clips
I packed the stationeries in a little ziplock folder and clipped everything together onto a canvas board. The kids clipped the folder at the back of the board when they are drawing – this gives them easy access to the items as well as a place to keep stuff!
Make sure that the markers and pens you pack are waterproof! I made the mistake of using a water-based marker and ruined my work.
You can skip the backing board and bull dog clips if you’re using a sketchbook.
TWO – bring along a mat to sit on! We skipped that and regretted when ants started crawling everywhere.
THREE – if you’re using watercolour, it’ll be good to have a couple of water brushes. You can get them at any art store for about $5.00 – $8.00.
FOUR – be impromptu, be adventurous! We had a lots of curious stares, but it’s okay!
I dare you to gather your supplies and head out now! You’re going to have so much fun! xx. Cherlyn