Illustration • How-To Drawing for Kids with Lisa Congdon

Why is Lisa Congdon the ideal choice to introduce your kids to drawing? First, she used to be a teacher. Second, she wasn't born making great art—she was pretty bad at it in the beginning. But she had fun trying, and now it's her career.


In this five-part video series, professional illustrator Lisa Congdon helps children understand some basic aspects of drawing. With simple assignments that cover topics like line and shape, color, and pattern, Lisa inspires and encourages kids to be creative—and most of all, to have fun.

Check back each week for a new installment.

Lesson 1: What is a line? How to make shapes!

Lesson 2: Using shapes to draw actual things, Part One.

Lesson 3: Using shapes to draw actual things, Part Two

Photo of a smiling woman in bright clothes with text that says,

Lesson 4: Color! Artistic tools that add color, playing with color

To join in the fun, your kids will need paper and a pen, pencil, or crayon. Colored pencils or markers and watercolor paints are also useful.

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