In our previous post on the things that have worked for school this year, the one thing that we said was working for us this past year was art… just drawing. So we thought we would start a little project, to get us into the habit of drawing every day…
We have new notebooks and we are going to be doing a simple drawing: mostly just a pencil drawing, or a biro, or a marker drawing, or well, whatever you like… but keeping it simple!!! No multidimensional recycling crafts that require hours of patience while the glue dries… just drawing.
Wherever you like… If it is summer where you are then take it outdoors, for us the evenings are dark and just before dinner there is a natural lull in the day… so round the kitchen table will work for us.
We have in the past worked on reading habits and writing habits… well this year we are working on drawing habits. We noticed how our drawing had improved over the weeks of school this year. We have always done arts and crafts, painting and constructing projects.. but this was the first year that we also just drew consistently. We would like to see if we can do a drawing a day and get into the habit of drawing a little bit everyday. This won’t take away from our normal drawing and crafting, doodling and making. Just establishing a new habit, with one drawing a day.
We have created a list of things to draw – easy things that you should be able to find around your home and you definitely shouldn’t have to go frantic hunting for things on the list to daw. Just draw a picture everyday. We would love you to join us, but it must be stress free – so if you miss a day to you lag a little, never fear. If you would like to join us and post a photograph of your work on instagram then tag your photo #se7en’sdrawingaday and we will look out for you!!!
Se7en’s Drawing A Day List:
Day 1: Saturday Self: Your Foot/Hand
Day 2: Sunday Special: Your Bed
Day 3: Monday Machines: A Traveling Machine (a car, boat, bike…)
Day 4: Tuesday Tools: Kitchen Tools
Day 5: Wednesday Wanderings: The Garden Path
Day 6: Thursday Things: Keys
Day 7: Friday Feast: Fruit
Day 8: Saturday Self: Your Favourite Toy
Day 9: Sunday Special: A Friend
Day 10: Monday Machines: A Kitchen Machine (a mixer, a toaster, a kettle…)
Day 11: Tuesday Tools: Art Tools (pencils, pens, crayons, brushes…)
Day 12: Wednesday Wanderings: An Errand (the library, post office, store…)
Day 13: Thursday Things: A Bookshelf
Day 14: Friday Feast: A Treat
Day 15: Saturday Self: Your Face
Day 16: Sunday Special: Your favourite Nook at home.
Day 17: Monday Machines: A Gadget (phone, pen-knife, telescope, microscope, camera…)
Day 18: Tuesday Tools: Garden Tools (rake, spade, broom, shove, seeds, wheelbarrow…)
Day 19: Wednesday Wanderings: Something from Your Nature Collection (leaves, shells, stones, flowers…)
Day 20: Thursday Things: Shoes
Day 21: Friday Feast: Breakfast
Day 22: Saturday Self: Your Bag (book bag, toy bag, swimming bag)
Day 23: Sunday Special: Your Favourite Outfit
Day 24: Monday Machines: An Electronic Machine (lamp, laptop, screen…)
Day 25: Tuesday Tools: Toolbox Tools (hammers, pliers, screwdriver…)
Day 26: Wednesday Wanderings: Out the Back Door
Day 27: Thursday Things: A Chair
Day 28: Friday Feast: Vegetables
Day 29: Saturday Self: Your Shadow
Day 30: Sunday Special: Your View Right Now
So draw away… we would love you to join us… everyday or even just for one day… Leave a comment and let us know what you are up to. You are welcome to follow along on instagram and tag your picture… #se7en’sdrawingaday