Expand visual vocabulary by encouraging students to draw while being inspired by music or sounds.
Invite students to close their eyes and make an abstract drawing while listening to songs or sounds. For this initial drawing students should use a single medium like pencil or pen on paper. Jock Macdonald liked to use sounds related to nature in his classroom.
As students are working, ask stimulating questions to help guide their discovery:
Once the 10 minutes are up, engage in a discussion and invite students to answer, the stimulating questions you posed.
20 – 30 Minutes
Continuing to listen to the songs or sounds, invite students to build upon their initial drawing (with their eyes open this time), using mixed media.
Students can add colour, line and more detail.
Encourage them to look for something that references reality within their abstract work and build upon it – like hidden creatures, animals, objects etc.