Try this easy drawing tutorial to make sure your students fill their paper, and probably make a pretty cool abstract face at the same time. I used it with kinders for years, and fell in love with the Picasso-ish results.
This project works great with all kinds of media, and creates a lot of big spaces that are easily colored or painted.
- Multimedia Paper, 9 x 12
- Black permanent marker, chisel tip
- Tempera Paints
- Draw the face with a pencil.
- Trace the lines with a black permanent marker. Make sure to use a thick one, the bold lines will really add lots of definition, and help young artists stay in the lines when they paint.
- Encourage students to use unusual colors, and to change them every time they paint a new section.
- To make the lines extra black after the paint is dry, trace again. Optional extra touch? Add patterns with a crayon or oil pastel.