Students learn the basics of drawing while experimenting with new media including design-quality markers, colored pencils, chalk and oil pastels, watercolor and much more. This guided step-by-step method improves visual perception skills by breaking down the subject matter for young children to see and follow along. Parents and teachers report an improvement in fine motor skill development as well as handwriting. Theme: Cartooning and Characters Students will learn how to make a funny caricature drawing of themselves, develop a cartoon strip, and draw favorite characters from books, movies, games, and cartoons. Students will vote each week on what to draw; some options may be Lego figurines, Disney characters, mythical creatures, mer-pets, Dr. Seuss characters or Garfield. Bring pictures of your favorite characters to draw.