It's really hard to hold their attention, but they are fascinated by the act
of drawing (I think...that's about two years younger than I've had such
dealings with), and if you can do a simple hard line drawing or conversely,
if you can, for example, have a drawing partly done and show some shading, I
think it will impress them in the sense of teaching them something. They
love to participate verbally at least, even physically. One thing that
never fails, although I suppose it is more entertainment than teaching, is
to have one draw a random line on a big pad, and then take it and turn it
into something recognizable to them (if only a simplistic cartoonish
figure). Don't be disappointed if it doesn't go quite as planned and have
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Subject: [SCIART] Drawing presentation to 3 year old preschoolers
I have an opportunity to make a short presentation (10-15 minutes) to my
daughter's 3-year-old preschool class about being an artist. My question is
those of you with experience teaching/presenting to young kids...what do you
focus on in such a short time for such a young audience? I do
artwork as well as pen and ink house portraits and pet portraits, so I have
whole range of things I could present.
I was thinking of bring examples of my artwork and then some of my "tools"
my pencils, colored pencils, technical pens, markers to show them how you
draw differently with different materials. Maybe do a small demo - I have
doing a lot of botanicals lately, so maybe a simplified flower drawing or
I would welcome any tips or suggestions on what to do to make it an
but not overwhelming presentation. Feel free to reply off-list if you like.
Thanks in advance for any advice!
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