You will need:
any combination of black drawing materials, for example, HB pencils, soft pencils, chunky pencils, charcoal,
graphite sticks, crayons, biros, fine liners,
large sheets of paper (or small paper joined together),
Before you start:
Cover a table top with paper. Stick down the edges and cover over any joins with masking tape.
Pile the drawing materials in the middle of the table. Ask everyone to sit at the table around the paper.
How to play:
Everyone is going to draw on the same piece of paper. For each game every person should make a simple, quick drawing within the time allowed. Don’t worry about fine detail or how good your drawing is, just have a go and make sure you listen to the instructions for each game carefully before you start.
1. Draw a head anywhere on the paper. Time: 1 minute.
2. Draw the biggest head you can. Time: 2 minutes. Stretch out your arms to make your drawing as big as you can. If you are going to meet the drawing of the person sat next to you, bend your drawings around each other. Do not let them touch!
3. Draw the smallest, tiniest head you possibly can. Time: 1 minute. Choose something to draw with that you think will help you to draw small, thin lines.
4. Draw the lightest or faintest head you can. Time: 1 minute.
5. Draw the darkest head you can. Time: 1 minute.
6. Draw a head which combines light and dark areas within the same drawing. Time: 2 minutes.
7. Ask one person at the table to turn around so that they cannot see what is being drawn. They will be the speaker and everyone else at the table will draw. Ask the speaker to imagine a head and
describe it. Everyone else should listen and draw a head based on the description. Try describing the shape, size and texture of the head and features such as the ears, eyes, nose, mouth, forehead, chin and hair. Think about adjectives such as wrinkly, angry, surprised or stubbly, and how you might
show these in your drawing!