In pairs, draw each others faces without looking at the paper or lifting the pen.
When done, draw the name of the person.
Repeat with a new partner.
Taking a line for a walk
1 large paper, pens.
You cannot lift your pen or break your line.
You may not cross another persons line.
You may pause for 10 seconds maximum.
Your goal as a group is to cover as much of the page with lines as possible.
Draw for 3 minutes.
I want to also acknowledge that it can feel scary to ask a room that may or may not trust you yet to do something that requires vulnerability. We have probably all been witness to someone we didn’t trust trying to draw out of us what we weren’t willing to give. But be careful to not let those old experiences stop you. The way through is to trust that students are up for the task of being a “more open, not afraid” version of themselves. They can sense that I truly value and eagerly anticipate what they’re going to say (and I do!). While invisible, this perceivable quality of my intention infuses the room with trust. Students speak into that.