Approaches to drawing

Drawing interior spaces

This could be approached in the same way and would challenge children to solve problems of spatial relationships. Children may suggest space by placing figures and objects close together, or side by side, using one or more horizontals. Later, a sense of ‘in front’ and ‘behind’ may be suggested by overlapping. As they become more experienced they may suggest space in their drawings by including, for example, a window and a view beyond it.

Children of all ages will enjoy observing, discussing and trying to capture the suggestion of patterns created by movement in nature, for example the patterns of drops of rain falling into a basin of water, of heavy rain as it forms puddles, of the sky in various moods, of wind or snowstorms or of leaves on a tree in the wind.