Are you looking for something creative to do on a clear day? Why not take a trip outside to let nature inspire you?Objectives:
Drawing outside is known as "Plein Air" drawing. Literally translated, this French term means "in the open air". Drawing and painting outside is a common thing for artists to do today, but as writer Marion Boddy Evans explains, "...in the late 1800s when the Impressionists ventured out of their studios into nature to investigate and capture the effects of sunlight and different times of days on a subject, it was quite revolutionary."Recommended Books/Products:
Crayola ® Outdoor Art Mat
Bring the fun and creativity that Crayola has established to bath...outdoors with the Crayola Outdoor Art Mat. Kids will be able to bring their creativity outdoors, and combines imagination with water play. The vinyl mat sprays water from an inflatable "sprinkler" which attaches to any standard garden hose. Color any of the already printed shapes, play tic-tac-toe with your friends or draw in any of the four print free squares. The fun never ends!!!
ART ON THE GOGH
Create big art with this min set! This kit includes a 4 inch sketch pad with 64 pages to fill with drawings, as well as 3.25 inch artist's pencil, wood manikin, water bottle, 2.25 inch paint brush and a paint tin with 8 watercolor cakes. Great gift for that special someone and stocking stuffer.
Beka Art Activity Desk
A handy art desk for when you don't have room for a stand-up easel, but want a dedicated surface for drawing, painting and other creative activities. Creativity can be convenient! This Adjustable Drawing Desk is perfect for drawing and coloring and well as practicing spelling words and math problems. Made from Solid Hard Maple, the Drawing Desk can be positioned at two different angles for ease of use. It features a paper holder and paper cutter, with a 19"W x 13"D white marker board or chalkboard art surface (Paper rolls sold separately. Uses the same paper rolls as all Beka easels.) Winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
by Betty Edwards
Translated into thirteen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing-instruction guide. People from just about every walk of life--artists, students, corporate executives, architects, real estate agents, designers, engineers--have applied its revolutionary approach to problem solving.