Many times I hear the children say"I can't draw". This makes
some feel very inadequate. All drawings are made up of shapes.
We explored shapes on the light table seeing which shapes we
could put together to make a chosen subject. They also explored light
and what happened when the color mosaics overlapped each other.
We drew with marker first, trying to draw shapes without tracing
the actual shaped pieces. If they can draw from life, they are carrying
information and transfering it to paper. This is different than the skill
of tracing. We then painted with one color at a time. This slows the down
and focuses them in on their work. I am hoping that through exploring
shapes in different ways the children will be confident to take chances
on drawing and other mediums that might be presented.