So what is a warm up !
Warm up exercise – This is what we do each day before starting the drawing projects . Also called as duplication exercise ,it is a simple training to look closely and understand the subject ( Check out books by Mona Brookes ,an artist and author of books Drawing with children and Drawing with older children and teens , where she emphasizes why duplication exercise is important and how it is fun too)
How do we use it
In my art classes I ask the children to do it everyday before starting the main project , say for 5 minutes , from simple lines to detailed images ( based on age group) I will draw one time and will ask them to copy the same . Some of the children used to draw the main image by themselves and copy it , it works in both the ways .
This is what is required …
1.A4 size plain sheet
Believe me , these exercises are always super fun , they will end up in creating different types of patterns .
Pros and cons of using markers : I prefer using pencil ( for this activity in particular ) , the reason being while using marker the kids will be alert as it can’t be erased and their won’t be any free flow of designs . But at the same time markers create an interest to draw, as they are available in various colours .The best approach will be taking it according to child’s interest.