Supporting Art and Design at home
There are many ways to help support your child to develop skills and techniques at home. One of the most important things to do is to boost confidence; everyone is an artist! Provide your child with positive encouragement in what they are creating, while giving small helpful guidance when looking at their work.
Children in EYFS and Year 1 will need to build their gross and fine motor skills. This means creating on both large (gross motor) and smaller (fine motor) scales. Follow the link for further understanding information: What are motor skills?
Imitating and Tutorials
One way for children to build up their confidence is to look at work that already exists and make attempts to replicate it or use the existing work as a stimulus. Children can follow tutorials on drawing to help build up the understanding of how to achieve pieces of work by following the steps to get there. We have used some well known illustrators such as Rob Biddulph, who provides videos on how he creates characters for his books. His videos can be found here: Draw with Rob videos