Art in the Open Learning Programme

Before embarking on any drawing project, encourage children to experiment with the materials that they are using. 10 minutes of experimenting with the materials will relax children, encourage investigation and allow for new techniques to be discovered.

Mark making with charcoal

You can keep these mark making sheets for display - the process is just as important as the final outcome and the work makes for an interesting record of techniques used!

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What happens if you press really hard?

What happens if you press really softly?

What happens if you turn the material

on its side?

Can you make any patterns?

Can you make dark and light?

Can you use your finger to smudge

the material?

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