Saturday

WAX ON WAX OFF

If you saw the hit movie "The Karate Kid" you would probably guess where I am going with this post. I’m referring to the importance of how the discipline of repetitive movements for perfecting ones skill and abilities are crucial to optimal performance in martial arts. In the "Art Of The Crayon" an important lesson is likewise learned through the flowing movement of the circular motion as the basis and fundamental structure of developing self control. A sensitive touch is paramount in acquiring the ability to create fine art with crayons. For a young child, this may be a little taxing or stressful at first but its still easily encouraged. To appreciate what it feels like for them, I tried the technique with my alternate hand instead of my drawing hand. I must admit that it helped me to better understand why kids struggle with hand-eye coordination and fine motor-skill development in school.

Acquiring this skill, in my estimation, is an accomplishment and an earned privilege. Not only does it coordinate the muscles of the hands, neck, back and arms but effectively trains the eyes and increases mental powers of the brain as well. When employed through the fun of coloring, the difficulties of exercising crayon art techniques become delightfully challenging, simultaneously enhancing the natural learning experience. I believe if children were to learn and master the crayon art techniques at an early age, it would advance them far ahead of their peers in art and in higher learning. The video clip demonstrates a process but don’t let the simplicity of it fool you, creating with crayons can build momentum and be as sophisticated and technical as you want.

VIDEO CLIP SEGMENT OF JEFFREY ROBERT CRAYON ART TECHNIQUES DVD


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 CIRCULAR MOTION TECHNIQUE

The "Jeffrey Robert Crayon Art Techniques" are for all ages but "The Shiny Red Apple" is recommended for those who have first gained confidence with the basic fundamentals.  LINK TO LEARN MORE & PURCHASE