Laurel Burch had a unique way of drawing cats that left lots of room for pretty patterns and colors.
She overcame lots of adversity in her childhood, in addition to being born with a disease that caused her bones to be really brittle. Laurel made the most of her life though, perfecting a colorful style that has become famous world over.
NOTE: For my kinders, I made a head template to trace to get them started. It really helped to get everyone to draw a cat that filled their paper.
1. I did a directed draw with students as they created their cat on black paper with a pencil. I started with the “W” shape for the head, finished the ears, added the front legs and then round body behind. The face details and tail were added afterwards.
2. The cat drawing was traced with a marker, and then lots of patterns were filled inside. I don’t know who enjoyed the results more today, the students or their teachers.
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