We have been looking at Andy Warhol this term and have had a Cats theme to tie in with the current Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei exhibition at the NGV. The exhibit and the Studio Cats area for kids are just wonderful and highly recommended (runs till 24th April). My kids just loved it!
I didn't actually run a lesson on this, yet rather these cat drawings were done by my early finishers. However I just love how they turned out. Some of these children are as young as 7 and they did such an awesome job of drawing a cat.
I gave out three how to draw sheets to assist if they needed (one licking its paw, one sideways and one front on). I encouraged the kids to draw in pencil first. Then they went over the pencil with a black marker. I encouraged them to use disconnected lines to give the cat a furry look. This is based on this excellent art lesson by Art Projects for Kids. Our example of Andy's work had his cats name Sam written next to it so I encouraged them to come up with a name for their cats too..
|Andy Warhol Cat Painting (used by us as inspiration)|