Every drawing begins with basic shapes,
for experienced artists as well as for beginners.

A circle is the easiest shape to learn and the most versatile. Begin by drawing round scribbles.This practice will help your beginner's arm become comfortable with the curve of a circular line.

Then draw many circles to practice. It takes years of practice to make perfect circle... we are not seeking perfection.

   A circle is: round, not oval, no corners and closed.



Once she can draw a circle, the addition of a few more lines will make many different drawings.
With a few basic shapes and some extra lines. 
A beginner can learn simple ways to draw many familiar things

Beginnerswork little lessons give young learners a head start with fine motor control and clear visual expression.

If a child begins with basic visual information
 her own personality and style will inform her art.

little lessons UNIT 4 drawings, letters & numbers
Each artist may be taught to draw a cat in the same way yet, 
each cat is highly individual, full of charm and personality.
Here the basic information clearly expresses CAT... the rest is ART!

These simple pictures are the key to a greater level of expression and the beginning of reading and writing. Create a picture or compose a story. If you put her drawings a linear form that is read from left to right; she is on her way to writing stories.

Now, her story has the element of time and she can discover the important concepts of beginning, middle and end. Your beginner can also share her story with others using her book as notes (much like a Powerpoint presentation) and filling her story with simple or complex oral language. 

For many more ways to use visual language with children visit beginnerswork.com

little lessons © Karen Smullen

and if your beginner learns to draw a triangle, just imagine...

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