Good morning everyone! Time for another week of learning in our family! I thought I’d start off by sharing an art activity we enjoyed recently. I had never heard of Ed Emberley before I started homeschooling. I wasn’t much for drawing as a kid and I never thought about learning how to do it as I grew up. But I found an Ed Emberley book at our local library a few years ago and I was hooked. I had no idea that drawing could be so easy! I ended up buying three of his books the very next week at the dearly departed bookstore chain Borders. (Sniff.)
The kids were partial to his “Complete Funprint Drawing Book”. And why not? I mean, you get to put your fingers on a stamp pad!
See what I mean?
Christopher Robin got to work with the book “Make a World”. And he drew a great schooner that he then erased before I could get a picture of it. *grumble*
And now for the masterpieces…..
Roo wanted to make bumblebees, so I did one for him and then he made a few. Not long afterward, he lost interest and asked if he could make random fingerprints and doodle. This is the point where I reminded myself, “Process, not product.”
Pooh made a fingerprint clown and then added his own touches with an ink pen.
Tigger really took to the little fingerprint people and practiced making them with different expressions and movements.
Even me and Christopher Robin got involved! He drew the really great steamboat above and I did the somewhat disturbing looking animals below using the “Big Purple Drawing Book”. (I promise y’all – the pictures look much better in the book.) Process, not product, right?
How do you include drawing in your school lessons? Have any of you tried an Ed Emberley book? Let us know in the comments! Keep on learning!