Skills taught: observation, relaxation, concentration, Trying out new things. Mark-making using a variety of tools. Perfection of a favorite tool. We use mostly a thin black marker and coloured markers for colouring. Introduction to working with the lead pencil and colour pencils. Some watercolours. In the advanced class, more time is devoted to student-led project with their favorite medium.
We work from observation, and study a variety of styles. At this stage, the children are encouraged to explore to find out which style and medium they like best. We balance trying new things with perfecting what we like best.
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