I'm not much of an artist myself but I figure this year we'll just explore different mediums and in future I can get an actual art course that gives Scout Kid a little bit more helpful instruction. So today we swapped out his staple markers for charcoal pencils. Here's what we did, for about half an hour, guided by Scout Kid's interest:
-Picked a few toys to draw from: a wooden toy car and an alligator puppet.
-Draw the car. Talked about the shapes we could see and copied them one by one.
-Drew the alligator. Much of this involved making ferocious zigzags for "darp teef".
-Experimented with smudging and shading. Enjoyed how messy our fingers were getting.
-Added some brown and red pencil crayon colouring to the pictures at Scout Kid's request.
-Wrote 'car', which Scout Kid attempted to replicate, and 'alligator', which he did not, on the picture along with the date and added it to Scout Kid's Learning Binder.