Thursday, April 16, 2020
Learn To Draw
Need a hobby while you’re staying home? Learn how to draw from some of your favorite illustrators!
Local children’s book author and illustrator, Erik Brooks, created a fun, "at home" arts instruction series on youtube. He may have posted the videos for
his high school and junior high students, but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying them as well!
Library of Congress
is collaborating with Captain Underpants author and illustrator Dav Pilkey to create weekly videos for kids (and adults!) who
might want to try their hand at drawing while we’re social distancing at home. The Library is releasing videos and other free downloadable activities
on its website and social media pages. Activities include tips for creating your own characters or acting out scenes from Dog Man. On Friday mornings
at 8 a.m. EST, Pilkey will release new videos with drawing demonstrations, reading aloud, and more.
Dav Pilkey at Home can be found here:
The first-ever Education artist-in-residence at the Kennedy Center, New Yorker Mo Williems hosted a series of LUNCH DOODLES
. Your kiddos can peek into the mind of the author of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny and other
contemporary classics. LUNCH DOODLES are archived on YouTube
Join the bestselling author of Peanut Butter and Jellyfish, National Book Award finalist Hey Kiddo and the Lunch Lady series for an all-ages drawing masterclass.
Check out author/illustrator Drew Brockington’s YouTube channel for episodes of fun stuff. He’ll draw donuts, punk skunks, and lots of cats.
Hoopla, an online resource that lets you download ebooks, audiobooks and movies to your handheld electronic device and computer, has many instructional
drawing books that can be checked out with your library card.