Friday, August 5, 2011

Make Art Mistakes

Make Art Mistakes: A creativity sketchbook by MoMA modern Kids

This book is not about teaching you how to draw... it's about teaching you to play with the elements of art.

We gobbled up the exercises about line

"Hold a pencil loosely and draw a line. Now try adding more pressure. What kind of line can you make with the side of your pencil?"

and color

"What would 3 colors at play look like?"and pattern
"Create a pattern using the first letter of your name and flipping the letter in different directions"

and we each made the oath that....

"I will make mistakes, but....
I will not make any more boring art."