6 How to Draw Animals

Children work from models and/or projected images. They learn how to break down complex shapes into simple forms, and begin to get some understandings of anatomy. Children use sketching pencils, think about surface textures and to look for, and portray rich shadows.

“Clear, easy steps for children to follow – made them feel successful. Concepts and method will be easily applied to other animals, figures, etc. Shape, proportion, line and shade were integrated well.” (Y3-4) Amy Lee, Huapai District School.

“Excellent organisation, clear instructions, ensuring all children achieved success. Excellent follow up unit for teachers” (Y5-6) Di Scott, D.P. Hampden St School, Nelson.


Art Workshops
- General Information
- Booking Information
- 1a How to Draw Well (still life)
- 1b How to Draw Well (healthy food)
- 2 Landscape Drawings (pen)
- 3 Confidence with Colour (pen & crayon)
- 4 Fun with Portraits
- 5 How to Draw NZ Birds
- 6 How to Draw Animals
- 7 Sports Figures in Action
- 8a How to Draw in 3D
- 8b Discovering Perspective
- 9a Cartoon Faces - emotion, personality
- 9b Cartoon Figures - character creation
- 11 Staff Professional Development
- Other subjects

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