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Drawing With Children Markers and Free Lesson Plans!

Drawing with Children – Marker Preferences and Free Lesson Plans!

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I receive many questions about my preferences for art supplies: Which brand? What size set? Where to buy them for an affordable price?

Many times these questions are asking me about my suggestions for markers to use with the learn to draw book, Drawing With Children by Mona Brookes.

Please note this entry includes Amazon.com affiliate links to products I use and highly recommend!

My short answer is that if you can afford to purchase a set of Prismacolor double-ended markers you won’t be disappointed.

Prismacolor markers are expensive but this is one area where the up-front cost is worth it. You will buy these once. The tips on these markers are great and with the double-ended design you can pick a thick or a thin line to start with. One warning about these markers: They will bleed through most paper so you want to make sure you have a scratch piece of paper under your artwork.

PrismaColor Markers

Note: You will need to train your children to put the caps back onto these markers securely or they will dry out rather fast. You will need to be vigilant about checking the caps when you put them away after your art lesson.

I’m giving you a link to a rather large set but you can purchase smaller sets at your local art supply store. I buy my Prismacolor markers at Michael’s and you can purchase individual colors as you need to replace markers from the set.

I also have one son who actually prefers to use Crayola markers for his artwork. I’ve given you links to the two sets we use the most in our house. These are a great marker and I actually still use these in my own drawing and art projects.

Crayola Super Tips Markers

 

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Are you interested in using the Drawing With Children book alongside your nature journaling? I have created a complete series of lesson plans to go along with this book that you can download for free! You will need to click over to the first lesson and scroll down for the download.

Drawing With Children – Nature Journal Style  Lesson Plans

 

 

 

 

Cover Grade 4

Please note that Drawing With Children is part of the Harmony Fine Arts Grade 4 Curriculum. You can click over to read more about this art and music appreciation plan here:

Harmony Fine Arts Grade 4 – Explanation

Harmony Fine Arts Grade 4 – Sample

The plans in Harmony Fine Arts Grade 4 relate the lessons to a study of great art and artists. Please see page 9 in the sample linked above to get an idea how I do this in the plans.

 

 

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You may wish to read more about my various suggestions for art supplies on my Hub Page: Art Supplies for Kids.

 

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Sketch Tuesday – Measure It!

sketch-tuesday-button-harmonyfineartsPlease note this is a two week assignment. I am having major surgery later this week and I’m not sure I will be able to post a slideshow on the 23rd. So, please create your sketches and send them in and I will do my best to have them posted on 10/30.

This week’s assignment is due Monday, October 29, 2018.

Sketch something for measuring.

Thank you for sharing all your purple sketches with the slideshow!

Link to the Sketch Something With Claws slideshow on Flickr: Sketch something purple.

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All sketchers are welcome and there is no need to sign up. Send in your sketches in jpg format and mail them to: [email protected] by Monday, October 29, 2018 for sketches and I will include them in Tuesday’s slideshow. Complete instructions are found by clicking the Sketch Tuesday tab at the top of my blog.

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Sketch Tuesday – Purple

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This week’s assignment is due Monday, October 15, 2018.

Sketch something purple.

My favorite color is purple. Whether it’s your favorite color or not, sketch something purple this week for the slideshow. I saw a purple rock at Lava Butte lookout last week…amazing!

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I want to thank all of the sketchers who sent in their “something with claws” sketches for the slideshow!

Link to the Sketch Something With Claws slideshow on Flickr: Sketch something with claws.

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All sketchers are welcome and there is no need to sign up. Send in your sketches in jpg format and mail them to: [email protected] by Monday, October 15, 2018 for sketches and I will include them in Tuesday’s slideshow. Complete instructions are found by clicking the Sketch Tuesday tab at the top of my blog.

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