This week’s session started by revisiting the blind contour drawing of musical instruments the children had made last week. I pasted these onto a large sheet of paper and we took a closer look at them. The children began to see recognisable shapes that might initiate another drawing and I invited them to draw ‘in conversation’ with what was there and with each other. The only rule was to avoid drawing on somebody else’s lines. Fergus immediately found moustache like shapes in the baritone drawing.
Next we tried some quick gestural drawings experimenting with ink and brush. I’d also brought wire and found metal objects to extend these drawings. The children found their own direction with these objects modelling inventive instruments and using them for printing.