On Wednesdays we substitute a drawing exercise for handwriting. Today Ben wanted to draw an owl so I printed these instructions.
Here is Ben's owl (drawn with pencil, colored with Neocolor II watersoluble pastels):
I have been letting Ben use some of my real art supplies and he has been amazed by what a joy they are to work with. He is much more excited about drawing when he is allowed to use them. Next year we are going to use the Artistic Pursuits curriculum and I think we will buy the high quality art supplies they recommend.