Best Practices

Blind Contour Drawing

Get youth using all their senses in this activity that uses sight and touch to create art! Contour drawing is done by moving your pen or pencil very slowly, using simple continuous lines to capture the nuances that give an object its distinctiveness. It encourages the artist to draw blindly as much as possible, by having them focus more on the subject and not on the paper and letting the hand do the work while the eye searches for details on the subject.

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Art in the Park Guide

The Art in the Park Guide is a toolkit for educators and program leaders to use. We've created 27 art-based activities designed to engage youth with nature, both directly - through outdoor activities, and indirectly - through activities which can be carried out anywhere that get youth thinking about their connection to the environment. And we've wrapped the activities all up in one pretty little package that has everything you need!

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