Draw like all children. It so happened that my daughter is now a favorite activity. We got something like a home mug with her. Maybe in the future she will not go deep into it, but I know from myself that this is definitely useful in life.
In the throes of finding a suitable mug
For two and a half years, I took my daughter to classes at an early development club. We didn’t work with a kindergarten, and these classes were replaced three times a week. We first went to the thematic group at the age of four. Zhenya wanted to dance and did it with pleasure. But, apparently, we chose an unsuccessful circle: they brought up champions, and on the move after a warm-up and stretch marks they put the child at the bench. With dancing, too, did not work out.
When the child was five, we were preparing for school, and I again offered my wife to choose a circle. She flatly refused to dance. I wanted to draw like Katya’s girlfriend. But it turned out that the art school is accepted only from 9 years old. Soon we learned that in our area there is a drawing circle. And signed up there.
We diligently attended him for five months. From the advantages I can note that the child has learned to use paints carefully and paint pictures without going beyond the lines. Of the minuses: the group was of different ages, the classes were not structured, each was engaged in his own business. In addition, the older all the time distracted their conversations Zhenka, who listened to them, mouth open. And finally, the main drawback – our teacher Arkady Evgenievich did not talk much about it. He preferred to draw a picture in the student’s album, and to paint your business.
Work on imagination and patterned
I decided that we would paint at home. Sense more will come. And if in the art school they rely on realism, the ability to see objects in volume, (that is why, probably, they take in groups so late), then I decided to focus on the development of imagination. In general, they say, it is just as important to develop children’s fantasy as logic, attentiveness, and so on. Imagination helps to find a solution in situations where there is no ready-made template, it forces you to break stereotypes. But we also worked with templates – this is necessary for the preparation of the first class.
For a starting point, we took the plots from the textbook on drawing. There I liked the materials that make you pay attention to what is common in the form and texture of similar objects and how they differ. For example, here we have trees: it is tall and thin, and the other is low and spreading, and the third is generally a palm tree, unlike anything, etc.
Starting to study the shapes of trees, we smoothly created our garden in the album, which was already equipped with plants that would come to mind.
The important point I thought was the presence of a background. By the way, Arkady Evgenievich taught us this: he said, always start from the background. In fact, with the background, any picture looks complete, which means it is an order of magnitude cooler.
You can color not only with color, but also with texture
Then I learned about non-standard methods of teaching drawing to children. About her told me a friend from Moscow. Her daughter, from six or seven years old, has been working in the studio, where children are in fact trained by future designers and architects. There they have, above all, work with color, shapes, patterns, and more. In kind almost do not work.
We carefully studied Anina’s work: they liked me and my daughter a lot, they were bright and unusual. As a result, we adopted what we could. First of all, the baby learned to paint not only with color, but also with texture, filling the space with stripes, wavy lines, cells, peas, dots, etc.
Then she practiced this with the help of a wonderful razukrashki with models of Yves Saint Laurent, where in places it was necessary to come up with patterns, using a limited range, and somewhere to reproduce as an example.
We used pencils, gouache, watercolor, and felt-tip pens, and combined different techniques in one drawing. Paints give a lot of space for imagination, because they can be applied with different strokes, and not even with a brush, but, let’s say, cotton buds – you get cool dots and peas.
Another important point: draw with the child. Recently, I don’t sit down next to kalyakat something, but I noticed that after my personal example, the child is increasingly taking up drawing himself and can write something on paper for a long time.
Do you draw at home together?