Everyone Can Draw
Having been a foundation stage teacher for many years, I know that within each and every young child is an artist; this is what is celebrated in Fifi Kup’s upbeat book wherein she calls upon that innate creative spark, a spark that we adults need to nurture and do our utmost to make sure is never extinguished.
As she states and shows in her wonderful scenes of artists at work however, people exhibit different preferences when it comes to drawing. Some like drawing characters whereas others would rather draw scenes.
Then there are those who favour black and white drawing in contrast to those whose preference is for bright colours.
There are a variety of tools that can be used for drawing as the increasing number of enthusiastic artists demonstrate – scissors, parts of the body such as hands or feet; and some people favour needle and thread drawing.
If you don’t enjoy drawing alongside others, you can find your own special corner or even draw in your dreams.
The most important consideration of all though is saved until last
– or almost last.
Finally comes a question addressed to us all – ‘What will you draw?’
Fifi further explores different tools for drawing on the endpapers for which she uses childlike images akin to those a four or five year old might create.
Crayons, pens, paints, scissors, pencils, inks ready. Everybody draw! First though immerse yourself in this joyful book.