Calling all adventurers...
The famous artist Paul Klee described drawing as “taking a line for a walk”.
All you need is a piece of paper and something to draw with.
Before you do anything, take a moment to stop and remember a walk, run, scooter or bike ride you have done. It might be an extra special one, or just a regular trip to the shops, park or school.
What did it feel like? Was it fast, slow, uphill, downhill, round corners, stopping and starting…? As you remember it, let your mind roam and let your hand and pencil follow…
Or what about an imagined journey? Close your eyes and go somewhere in your mind where you would love to go. It can be anywhere in the world, or an invented place that only you know.
Got it? Now [open your eyes] and go on a journey. Move the pencil without lifting it off the paper and take it for a walk. Feel the movement through your pencil, going up, down and around; speeding up and slowing down, until you’ve finished.
What’s next? It’s up to you!
Add colour, patterns or shading to the shapes you have made. Or can you turn them into anything? What do the shapes suggest? Maybe add features – like eyes, whiskers, legs or ears. Or turn it into any picture you can think of.
If you’re drawing with someone else, you can even swap the lines you make and challenge each other to turn them into things.
See what you come up with.
Remember, the imagination is powerful! In all situations, it can take you anywhere and create wonderful new possibilities.
You can google ‘Paul Klee paintings’ or ‘Paul Klee drawings’ and choose Google Images to see the range of work this artist did.