Drawing big

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I gave Maia and her friends some sharpies the other day and let them draw on our canvas patio "walls". I said they could draw as big or as small as they wanted. They mostly drew big.


They made a lot of spirals, as on this artwork, as well as some stick figures.


While I liked the idea of having the canvases blank (or washable) so they can be reused over and over again, I also liked the idea of adding permanent line drawings over the course of the summer. I'm sure we'll be doing lots of more ephemeral art over the line drawings, including some more spray painting.

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  1. says

    I love this! And what better art could you ask to look at as you’re enjoying your back yard and beautiful weather than the art of your kids? Fantastic idea, as always. :)

  2. says

    I didn’t realize that they washed clean from your last art activity with them. That is really cool. I like the spirals they made. They seem to really like drawing big. I like that you told them they could do either. I think my kids would still draw small.

  3. Jessica Flowers says

    I love the idea of these big canvas walls! You might also try tempra or acrylic paint in large (Super Soaker) squirt guns to create art on these wonderful canvases. The kinisthetic action and randomness of design are super fun for kiddos old and young! :)