Got a creative kid?
Do you know a young artist that can’t get enough art?
It can be challenging to find art classes that are affordable and books that don’t get forgotten or lost under the mound of art supplies.
- Roll & Draw pages turn drawing into a fun game.
- Simple drawings ideas help children feel successful.
- Finding new drawing combinations will keep children drawing longer. You know what that means … a little more peace and quite for you.
- Drawing choices will invite children to think. Shh…don’t tell them, though.
My goal is to give you a quick & easy, stress-free experience:
- Easily download pages with a link that is automatically emailed to you immediately after your purchase. No waiting in line. No screaming kid at the checkout.
- Not only that … try before you buy with a lot of free resources. What’s not to love about that! You can add to your collection when you are ready for more.
- Just so you know, your home address is only collected for payment (tax) purposes. Nothing will be sent to your house. You will receive an email with your download link (and order confirmations). After that, if you choose, you will receive my monthly email newsletter filled with tips, art ideas, and the latest news from Expressive Monkey.
- To make it even easier, you can choose from a variety of payment options including credit cards, Paypal, and Amazon through Shopify’s secure checkout system.
With all the drawing choices Expressive Monkey has to offer, one of them is bound to make their whiskers twitch!
Expressive Monkey’s drawing pages and art lessons have been used by teachers around the world, earning a 4-star rating with thousands of feedbacks on Teachers Pay Teachers. Expressive Monkey’s drawing pages are designed by an experienced art teacher, Stacey Peters, with 25 years of teaching experience. So put my experience to work in your classroom!
How did this all get started?
When I wanted to show my students how to draw a particular animal or object, I didn’t want to show them just one way. I found myself drawing a couple of options off to the side of my drawing demonstrations, which evolved into keeping a collection of ideas on large poster sized paper that I could refer to later. (This was before Elmo’s and projectors.)
But what about the monkey?
One of the first drawing posters was a monkey! But that’s not what inspired the name. What really inspired the name Expressive Monkey, was a response to a phrase I heard repeated in art school: “you can teach a monkey to draw”. What they meant by that is that drawing is just a skill that anyone can learn. (Yes, even you!) But what’s really important is to think and express an idea. What I want to do with Expressive Monkey’s resources is to teach both drawing and thinking.
How Santa’s little helper, helped me too:
Does your child have an elf? Seeing all the 2nd graders with their elves during indoor recess fascinated me. Each on was different. What if students could mix and match all the facial features and clothes to design their own elf. And what if they could pick a certain good behavior for their elf drawing to watch for , as the elf drawing was hanging on the refrigerator at home. The students were more than happy to pose their elves for me to sketch. This is what inspired my first set of drawing pages along with a lesson on using good virtues. My elf drawing pages are available for you to download.
Are you ready to set up a drawing area? Get some ideas from Expressive Monkey.
Which drawing set will you try first?