Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Waldorf-inspired art for kids: block crayon drawings

In a recent kid's art class here we explored colour.  The kids were given simple yellow, red and blue block crayons and introduced to these colours one by one on paper.  We talked about how the colour felt, how it can be used in different ways on the paper, and where we see it in the world around us.   We played with simple form drawings, which allow kids to start to explore the art of cursive writing, as well as beginning ideas of basic math and geometry.  Drawing with block crayons is so simple, and yet it allows the kids to colour in a new way (without colouring inside lines but rather colouring a form itself).  By using the three different sides of the block they achieved different results on the paper.  Very beautiful and satisfying. 

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