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Drawing for Kids & Adults on AADL TV

Free Youth and Adult Drawing Lessons are made possible by a partnership between the Ann Arbor Art Center and the Ann Arbor District Library.

DRAWING FOR KIDS

Spring Leaf Color Wheels

Join Payton and design a stunningly vibrant spring leaf color wheel. Learn all about tints and shades. For this activity, you will need a pencil, paper, eraser, black ink pen, and either colored pencils or crayons. As always, if you don’t have everything on this list- don’t worry. Feel free to be creative and find substitutions for any supplies you may not have on hand.

Video will post on May 31st at 1:00pm- View Here!


Alliteration Ice Cream Cones

Alliteration is a group of words that all start with the same letter. Invent the most delicious (or non-delicious!) alliterated ice cream flavors you can think of and join Payton to learn how to draw a drippy, tasty ice cream cone, illustrating each and every crazy flavor. For this activity, you will need a pencil, paper, eraser, black ink pen, and either colored pencils, crayons, or markers.. As always, if you don’t have everything on this list- don’t worry. Feel free to be creative and find substitutions for any supplies you may not have on hand.

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Spring Scenes Through A Keyhole

Join Payton and learn how to draw a secret spring world as seen through a keyhole. All you will need is a sheet of white paper, a pencil, an eraser, crayons, markers or colored pencils- your choice! As always, if you don’t have everything on this list- don’t worry. Feel free to be creative and find substitutions for any supplies you may not have on hand.


SILLY SPRING BUNNIES

Join Payton and learn how to make a fresh, fun, and silly spring bunny drawing! Practice using linework to create texture and use bold, bright scenery in the background to provide contrast with the black and white bunny. All you will need is a sheet of white paper, a pencil, an eraser, a black marker, and either crayons, markers or colored pencils- your choice! As always, if you don’t have everything on this list- don’t worry. Feel free to be creative and find substitutions for any supplies you may not have on hand.


INCREDIBLE TREEHOUSE ILLUSTRATIONS

Join Payton and learn how to design and add some dimension to the perfect treehouse of your dreams! All you will need is a sheet of white paper, a pencil, an eraser, and either crayons, markers or colored pencils- your choice! If you have a fine black marker available, that’s helpful too. As always, if you don’t have everything on this list- don’t worry. Feel free to be creative and find substitutions for any supplies you may not have on hand.


DRAWING FOR ADULTS

Impressionist Art

Join Payton and learn about famous impressionist artists and the techniques they used to make art. For this activity, you will need pastels, paper, acrylic paint, a paintbrush, a cup of water to rinse your brush in, and a paper towel or rag. As always, if you don’t have everything on this list- don’t worry. Feel free to be creative and find substitutions for any supplies you may not have on hand.

Video will post on May 31 at 3:00pm- View here!


Peaceful Patterns

Join Payton and learn about the history of patterns. Discover a relaxing way to incorporate patterns into a drawing. For this activity, you will need a pencil, paper, and several ink pens of varying weights. As always, if you don’t have everything on this list- don’t worry. Feel free to be creative and find substitutions for any supplies you may not have on hand.

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Portrait Drawing

Join Payton to learn how to draw a portrait and gain an understanding of basic facial proportions. You’ll want to have a pencil, drawing paper, and an eraser.


ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONSIM

Join Payton to learn about Abstract Expressionism and make artwork that is inspired by the artists we discuss in class.You’ll want to have a pencil, drawing paper, ink pens, colored pencils, and oil pastels. As always, if you don’t have everything on this list- don’t worry. Feel free to be creative and find substitutions for any supplies you may not have on hand.


PATTERNED LANDSCAPES

Join Payton and learn how to draw a beautiful, artistic, patterned landscape! All you will need is a pencil, eraser, drawing paper, ink pen (you can use one pen or use several with varying line weights if you have them) and colored pencils. As always, if you don’t have everything on this list- don’t worry. Feel free to be creative and find substitutions for any supplies you may not have on hand.