About ‘A Toy’s Story’:
THIS PROJECT IS SPLIT OVER FOUR DAYS.
During this project, kids learn to draw from observation. They learn about still lives and then bring in their favorite toy to draw. They finish by filling in the background with details that show where their toy goes in their imagination.
A note that the Doodles Academy curriculum encourages a growth mindset by focusing on process over product: projects are designed to allow students to tell their own stories and individualize art projects. This creates a more engaging and more challenging environment where students learn to solve their own problems rather than copying a model.
A typical day in the project:
Students watch a video giving them context and demonstrations.
Students receive instructions and work on their art independently.
-Guardians will receive emails detailing concepts they can discuss with their children.
-After the final lesson, students will submit a photo of their artwork and an artist statement.
- Drawing paper (ideally 11×14 in size)
- Permanent Marker
- Copy paper
*the example is done with markers, but if you don’t have any available, the same concepts could be used with any other coloring material.