Go Bulldogs!

October 12, 2012

Drawings, Journal

One of my absolute joys is to help little kids figure out how to draw stuff. Coming from an artistic family, a certain brother of mine who shall remain nameless (Phil) made fun of my drawing skills when I was but a wee one. (Another story for another time.)

Anyway, in preschool we work on breaking things down into easy shapes, and focus heavily on the idea that we are just practicing this skill. We know that what we draw is not going to look exactly like the real thing and that is OK. (Phil)

We’ve been visiting Concordia for some walking field trips, and since this weekend is Concordia’s Homecoming, I decided we should make some window decorations to cheer them on.


Nice, eh? Check out those Bulldogs! Lemme show you how to make them:

1. A swoopy capital G

2. A lazy on-its-side S

3. Nose

4. Eyes

5. Angry eyebrows

6. Two fangy teeth

7. Two bent ears (ears are hard)

8. A spiky collar.


Done and done! After practicing, this is what we can do!


And…… this is…also what some of us can do.

I groove on its eyeless-zombie vibe, as I do the hallucinating panda in the banner photo.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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3 Responses to “Go Bulldogs!”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Those are great bulldogs! …and zombies and pandas.

    Now I wonder what other things can be drawn with swoopy and lazy on-its-side letters…


  2. Lloyd Said on:

    Lauren showed me how to do it. Now I too can draw a bulldog.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Those pictures are fantastic! Way to go pre-schoolers!

    And I’m with Brad….what else can you teach us all to draw … simply.


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