Colouring Sancris: kids

Book, Colouring-in, Finland, Inclusion, kids, Mexico, Publication, Sancris en Colores, Sketch, Street scene, Suomi, Värityskuvat

Children typically throw themselves at the colouring book – I’m not exaggerating, it’s surprised and delighted me each time. In the case of Luana, age 4, nobody had colouring pens to hand when she received hers… but luckily my partner had a pencil and with this she started happily colouring the merry-go-round picture grey.

Another nice thing is that most kids can find “themselves” in one of the drawings. Buying sweet buns, riding a dolphin, chasing a pigeon, on dad’s shoulders, wearing a silly animal hat or teasing their brother – just look carefully and you’re in there.

Festival session in – Batman!

Events, graphic recording, Inclusion, Sports and Development, Turkey

This month sees Development Cartoons in action in Turkey. Here are some photos from the end-of-project festival of ‘Start with Sports‘ in the delightfully named city Batman. 400 project-participant kids had to be entertained and edified and I, with Eija and Cihan on the team, ran a series of 20-minute sessions for them on ‘Drawing sports’. We used stick figures to draw action poses. The sprogs behaved admirably well and produced some expressive football, basketball and badminton drawings.

Heads down - there's only ten minutes to draw!

Heads down – there’s only ten minutes to draw!

Development Cartoons in action!

Development Cartoons in action.

Not enough space at the big tables for the whole group!

Not enough space at the big tables for the whole group…

Over-shoulder peek

Over-shoulder peek

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Drawing materials after the end of the festival.

Drawing materials after the end of the festival.