"Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons. We are going to doodle together and explore ways of writing and making. ...You might be isolated, but you’re not alone. You are an art maker. Let’s make some together." ~ Mo Willems
Mo Willems, creator of Knuffle Bunny, the Pigeon books, and the Elephant and Piggie books is hosting a daily writing show called Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems. New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET and then remain online to be streamed afterwards. Check back each weekday for new LUNCH DOODLES!
Jarrett Krosoczka, author of Hey Kiddo as well as the graphic novel series Lunch Lady and Jedi Academy is hosting Draw Every Day with JJK. Jarrett said, "Every weekday at 2pm ET for at least the next few weeks, I'll host free webcasts for you and your kiddos."
You can start drawing today by tuning in to these daily drawing shows, checking out an e-book with your IndyPL library card, or printing a favorite character drawing prompt!
We have a lot of drawing books for kids at the library. You can find one for just about any interest you have. You can learn to draw NASCAR, forest animals, sea creatures, cartoon characters, buildings and much more. Some of the books feature simple cartoon style drawings and others, for more experienced artists, go into great detail. Each one includes step-by-step directions though, so even if you are a beginner you can create some pretty amazing pictures!
Try out the Kanopy Kids channel Draw which offers several streaming videos for kids about drawing. Two notable choices are Art Pencils Making Stuff in which you get to see how pencils are made and The Dot, a streaming picture book video about a girl who thinks she can't draw but discovers her own creative spirit.
Kanopy is a streaming video service you can use with your IndyPL library card. If you have never borrowed from it before, take a look at these directions.
Just click on one of the book jackets to hear the story.
Write and illustrate your own story starring a favorite book character!