For many years I didn’t use Step-by-step drawing books with pupils as I always had enough material to use but since running a lunchtime Art club I have found that these books can be wonderful for independent learning. Also as the club is only 30 minutes it is practical to use the books and gives pupils a choice.
I have now built up quite a collection in the Art library and I leave them out at the beginning of the club.
I was really surprised when the book was used by Yr 3 pupils and even more surprised with the lovely images they produced.
For a stunning look the pupils used colour pencils and pen to draw the animals and then painted in watercolours a background. They collaged their animal onto the background.
I would recommend using the step-by-step method from time to time and if you have a busy art club the books can be really good for independent learning.
If this post has inspired you please tweet your pupils work from the lesson.