drawing ideas for kids

My students have drawn lots of traditional American style homes, so now I’d like them to try something different. Specifically, Amsterdam style buildings.

They have very different profiles and details, not to mention water canal surroundings. Here’s a tutorial that includes many of these details, without getting too intricate.

• View and download Amsterdam Building tutorial

MATERIALS

  • Drawing paper
  • Black marker
  • Crayons

DIRECTIONS

Prep: Print tutorial for each student.

  1. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to make creases.
  2. Students follow the tutorial to draw the buildings in pencil.
  3. The buildings are traced with a black marker.
  4. The buildings are colored carefully with crayons.