03 September 2010
circles in sketchbooks
We are a week into school, which mean we are a week into our sketchbook work. The age range in the class is three- to five-year-olds, and watching them work in their sketchbooks is fascinating. Everyone uses space so differently; everyone represents differently; everyone's book, as always, is incredibly personal.
Today I offered a prompt that I didn't last year. I drew a large black circle on one page of each child's sketchbook, and they used that page for their five-minute work. It was fantastic to see how they used the space - some only used the inside, some only used the outside - but the idea of circles and spirals was continued in everyone's drawing today.