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Directed Drawing – Relaxing & Fun Activity For All

During these difficult times, it is so important that the whole family finds ways to switch off, relax and reduce stress levels.

As many of us know and many studies highlight, drawing and making art can enable us all to reduce our stress levels and to practice mindfulness.

Some day this week why not schedule some time for making art? Don’t know where to start? Why not begin with directed drawing?

Directed drawing (sometimes referred to as guided drawing) is a step by step approach to drawing, led by a more experienced artist. In addition to reducing stress levels, it is particularly beneficial for children because it enables them to listen and concentrate, to follow instructions, to pay attention to detail and to ultimately draw with even greater confidence.

It’s so easy to get started. All you need is some paper and a pencil and someone to direct your drawing. There are lots of directed drawing ‘YouTube videos’ available, but one of the best and most popular is “Art for Kids Hub” at https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub.

Visit their channel and search from thousands of directed drawing videos. There is a directed drawing lesson to suit everyone from ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Unicorns’, ‘Minecraft to Marvel’ and ‘Dinosaurs’ to ‘Daisies’.

Need a break from phone and tablet screens? Remember many Smart TVs will play YouTube videos, so load a directed drawing video on the big screen and get the whole family drawing.

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