Have you ever danced while drawing? It makes for a unique drawing, and it feels great, too!
Find the largest paper you can and tape all four sides to a wall, easel or floor. Find a drawing tool that is wide and large if possible. You can use a dark colored crayon, dark chalk, a graphite crayon or a pencil.
Before you begin your drawing, stand up and stretch your body as high and wide as you can. Reach up to the sky with your drawing hand. Circle it around your head, like a halo, and sway your whole body. Now try this with your other arm.
Now repeat the motion, but this time use your drawing tool to make a dancing line on your paper. Keep dancing, moving your body in synch with your drawing tool. Draw without lifting your drawing tool off the paper, so that you draw one continuous line. For this drawing, the music is the sound of your line on your paper.
When you are done, you will have a complex line drawing made of just one line, that shows your movements. How did you feel making this drawing? What will you draw next that grows out of this experiment?
If you would like to share your work with us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will share your creations on our ‘Studio in Your Home’ page.
Written by Pamela Lawton
Photo and Video by Pamela Lawton