Paints, crayons, pencils … Walls in scrawl, handles in paints. All kids sooner or later interested in drawing. And then in different ways. Someone makes masterpieces and enjoys art, and someone tried and abandoned. How do you understand that a child has the ability to draw, develop them, and not ruin on the vine?
It seems to me that you need to interest the baby. Teach him the first strokes, strokes and lines. Even in small children of two or three years, already after a few lessons, one can see abilities or their lack of drawing. And you need quite a bit for this – paper, paint, pencils, 5-10 minutes of free time and your love and support.
Our drawing lessons
My daughter became interested in fine arts at the age of one and a half years. Seeing how her older cousin draws, she told me – I WANT. Now she is eleven years old, and she still loves to draw. No exhibition at school is complete without her work. And I started to learn it from simple lessons. Namely:
one. I spread an oilcloth on the floor, put a sheet of drawing paper on top, next to I put jars of paints, brushes and water. Then a wet brush dipped into the paint, and dripped it onto a sheet of drawing paper. After watching me for a couple of minutes, the baby began to repeat my actions.
2 I cut out several figures from the dishwashing sponge – a circle, a square, a rhombus, an oval, etc. I dusted the figures in paint and put prints on paper. Then he gave the opportunity to improvise the baby. The pens, of course, had to be washed for a long time, but the joy of the baby was worth it.
3 We also painted with our fingers, leaving handprints on the paper.
four. Going to play in the courtyard, we always took with us colored crayons. Bright stripes and scribbles erased over time, and acquired skills developed more and more.
From the age of four, we began to regularly buy coloring books and colored pencils. And so I noticed that, unlike other kids, my crumb tries to paint carefully, without getting out of the contours of the picture.
In time, she wanted more. Namely – add color to our gray wallpaper. In one of the rooms we were going to do the repair soon, so I allowed my daughter to create on the walls.
I read that they do not advise doing this. Like, the child must understand the limitations. Yes, maybe this is true, but not for everyone. It seems to me that if a child starts painting on the walls, then he just needs to select a place and give freedom of action. For example, in our case it came out very nicely.
A few days ago, the first drawing lessons we spent with sonny. Started with paint, continued with crayons. He liked this.
And what are you doing to teach a child to draw?