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Sketchbook: kids at work

July 11, 2013

I haven’t posted any sketches for ages. Doesn’t mean I haven’t done any although my sketchbook does get pulled out less frequently these days. These are very quick, scribbled drawings of kids who don’t hold still. It’s a great exercise in gesture drawing. Here is a post explaining more about what that is.

IMG_3620I volunteer in my little guy’s classroom once in a while. The kids come through for centers and when they are with me they are supposed to be doing language skills exercises.

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My main job is to try to keep these squirrelly little kids on task doing something most of them don’t want to do. IMG_3611So I figured out that if I pull out my sketchbook and draw they get really, really interested. They all want me to draw them so I tell them I’ll draw them only while they are working. It worked. Mostly.

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    Sandy Snowden
    July 11, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Love the last word…mostly. I worked for several years as a learning support assistant. I know what you mean.
    one of my favourite sayings from one of the kids: I show him letters of the alphabet and he is meant to tell me what they are… ‘I know this one!!! Is it one of the Abcd’s?’
    um, yes.
    Wish I had been able to find something like that to work for the kids I worked with.
    Sandy in the UK

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