Loosening Up With Blind Contour Drawing

Blind contour drawings by 5-10 year olds. I wish you could hear the laughter this unleashed! These are created by looking at an object in the room (or a person), and drawing the outline without looking at your paper or lifting your pencil. Contour means outline, but the kids drew the whole object, with some fun and impressive results!

I presented this right after they finished an hour-long structured drawing project. Blind contour drawing is a fun exercise that had them giggling and not agonizing over “getting it right.” I love a project that won’t come out perfect, that takes a real object and makes it a whimsical or abstract version of itself.

Dreamcatcher:
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Faces:

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IMG_2718 Ceiling fan (while in motion!):

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Pencils in a wood-stump holder:
IMG_2730Some kids decided to draw from their imagination without looking at the paper:
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These circles that were heads, ended up looking like muzzles on bears!IMG_2734
IMG_2697 Awwww. The cuteness.
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2 responses to “Loosening Up With Blind Contour Drawing

  1. I want to be in your class, is 58 too old?

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