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Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Black & White Doodle Design with Pop of Colour

This is a project I first blogged about back in 2011. I've taught it once more since then, but now keep this art project in my sub folder in case I'm sick and require a substitute teacher. It only uses markers and paper so it's a perfect lesson to leave.

See all the steps posted HERE.
I found the original lesson HERE.

You can choose what size paper you use- this time we used 8.5 x 11" copy paper as it goes by much faster. Start with a hand drawn border:

Using a black marker, start drawing a variety of patterns. Emphasize pattern and line variety. 
Print off handouts from the internet to help give kids ideas. The challenge with this lesson is that kids only draw with a marker- there is no pencils or erasers. So it's all about working with their 'mistakes'. 

Once the whole page is filled, use a lid to trace a circle (or circles) somewhere on the page.

Colour in the circle using markers.

Some finished Grade 4,5,6 artworks:



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