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Teaching children to drawTeaching Children to Draw is something most teachers do but often lack training on. Children develop their own drawing skills from a very early age but not many are artists in the making – a few drawing lessons would be helpful to most!

Here are some websites with teaching children to draw  ideas:

Artabet, Teachers use it… kids love it  offer free teacher packs to support teachers when teaching children to draw. There are lesson plans “filled with fun characters and simple art stories and warm-ups to use in the classroom.” The packs have been written for primary school ages.

How to Teach Drawing to Children by Marvin Bartel:  “Many self-taught artists have learned by copying because it was the only alternative they knew about. However, copywork is not the best way to learn to draw actual objects, animals, scenes, and people.” This is aimed more at parents than teachers but it is interesting reading.

Teaching Kids to Draw is a Pinterest collection with loads of ideas for starting children drawing many different things.

This second Pinterest page has another huge collection of ideas.

How to teach your child to draw in ten easy steps shares more ideas on how to do this with a massive set of simple tutorials. Accessibility is based on a word cloud:

Teaching children to draw

Drawing Lessons for Kids are offered by Kinderart.Drawing is one of the most important activities you and your students can do. Drawing not only provides the basis for other creative activities – like painting, sculpture and printmaking – but it also provides a direct link with reading, writing and especially mathematics. Drawing is the single most accessible form of art available. All you need (to begin with), is a pencil and a sheet of paper.” There are loads of ideas to support teachers here.