This section has ideas for drawing exercises for children to try out. As young children we draw instinctively, we enjoy the feeling of moving the pencil or crayon around the paper and the physical act of mark making. We tend not to criticise our drawings but as we get older we may begin to lose confidence, perhaps someone tells us we’re not very good at it or even gives us advice on how to improve, which we interpret as criticism.
People will give you different advice and it can be confusing, who should you listen to? It is important that you decide what is right and works for you. Read everything you can and try out various techniques then pick out what you can use. There is no set way of learning to draw, we are all so different. You have to do what works for you.