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Observational Imagination Drawing with Maria Valdovinos
Observational Imagination Drawing with Maria Valdovinos

Practice your observational skills of looking, seeing, and imagining shapes, shading, and scale to translate what's in your mind's eye into a drawing. Teaching artist Maria Valdovinos shares her process for art-making and the skills that help her in her lifelong journey of learning and creativity. Maria uses pencils, pens, watercolor, and coloring pencils in this video. Use these or alternative materials you have at home. This lesson is great for learners of all ages, particularly youth grades 3-5.

The Creative Advantage Online Arts video series is created by The Creative Advantage in collaboration with teaching artists and organizations on our Community Arts Partner Roster, Seattle Public Schools, and production partners NFFTY / The Talented Youth, NW Film Forum, and Reel Grrls Pro. The Creative Advantage is a city-wide initiative to establish equitable access to arts education for each and every public school student, made possible through a public-private partnership with Seattle Public Schools, the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, the Seattle Foundation, and 100+ community arts partners and teaching artists.


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