A couple of weeks later, as part of a painting demonstration for school children, I pulled the drawings out of my purse. I did this quick painting to show students that you can make drawings at any time and use them later in a composition.
If you teach,
1. Encourage students to fold a sheet of newsprint or recycled white paper once in either direction.
2. Tell them to carry the paper, along with a short pencil, in a pocket for a day.
3. Encourage students to make at least three quick sketches.
4. Allow them time to create a color version of the drawing.
5. Use crayon, tempera, torn paper, textures from magazines, or watercolor to create the composition.
6. Emphasize that the sketch is just a starting place.