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.
Begin by stretching your whole body to warm it up. Draw spirals, zig-zags, and fast and slow lines in the air. Now, turn on your favorite song, and move to the music.
When you are ready, take your drawing tool and dance and draw, using your whole body to respond to the different instruments and to the marks you are making on the paper. Start and stop to the sounds and change your lines depending on the rhythm and tempo of the music. Are the instruments high-pitched? Are they low and rumbling? How can you draw this?
When you are finished, take a look. Can you find marks that surprise you? Show it to a friend. How do they think your drawing sounds?
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
Images by Caterina Kenworthy