Creative Thinking with Circles
This creative thinking drawing challenge will help you develop fluency and flexibility. When you complete the activity, all the circles on the page will be transformed or changed into something else. As you complete each transformation, give it an abstract name.
Do you know the difference between a concrete noun and an abstract noun?
Concrete nouns name something you can touch - a person, animal, place, or thing.
Abstract nouns name a feeling or concept you cannot touch, such as happiness or education.
Todays Activity Directions
On your paper you have six circles:
1. What time is it? Turn circle 3 into a an object showing the passing of time.
2. Do anything you wish to circle 1 to make it look like an animal.
3. Make circle 2 the sun.
4. If circle 2 is the sun, think of circle 6 as the earth. Shade in the part of Circle 9 (the earth) where you think it would be dark. Remember circle 5 is the sun.
5. Look at circles 4 and 5. Try to imagine an object that would need two circles. Draw what you imagine. You may turn your paper any direction you choose.
Observe, Guess, Test, Try again
Try this fascinating challenge. See if you can figure out the cuts and folds to make the design. The process requires observing, guessing, testing, and trying again. Once you figure out how to solve the cutting and folding, try to draw the optical illusion.
When you finish, take a photograph of the drawing with the random object. Post your photograph in the comments.
Ten Dots - Transformation
This week, place 10 dots on your paper (6x6 piece of paper). Imagine something you could create from the design.
Meaning of Transformation - a process by which one figure, expression, or design is converted into another that is the same in some important respect but is differently expressed or represented.
TRA - Prefix, in Latin means across, beyond, through, to change
FORM - Root word, in Latin means manner, or character or “a shape”
ATION - Suffix, in Latin means the state of being, condition, or action
Idiom - Cats and Dogs
In this week's drawing challenge, illustrate an idiom. Idioms are phrases communicating different ideas than the individual words.
For example, “Get off my back!” is an idiom meaning “Stop bothering me!” The idiom “You hit the nail on the head” means “You’re exactly right.”
You may draw any idiom you like, including one listed in this challenge: