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Art and Picture Books

The content on this guide was created by Bill Glaister, Former Curriculum Lab Coordinator. He developed the lists and projects, then tested them in Southern Alberta schools.

Art Activity in Action


Sample Activity

Drawing: Charcoal, Pen, Ink, Pencil; Painting Watercolors:

  • Definition: Drawing involves making marks on a surface. It could include art tools such as charcoal, pen, ink, and pencil. 
  • Painting involves applying pigments mixed with a medium (such as water or oil) to a surface. In case you are wondering why watercolor paintings are included with drawing, it is because many of the title on the left, combine ink or pencil with watercolors. Some watercolor teaching books are included under teaching resources on the navigation bar on the left.
  • Related terms: Felt pens, markers, black ink, ink, black pencils, graphite, pen and ink, charcoal
  • Materials needed: See related terms

Instructions For Drawing:

  • Read Mo Willem's book "Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!"​

Instructions      Completed Drawing     Completed Drawing

Check Out These Websites for Other Activities and Ideas:

Check out these tutorials:

For more episodes of Mo Willems Lunch Doodles look them up on YouTube!

Basics of Charcoal Drawing

How to Draw with Ballpoint Pens