Draw-Along | Dessiner Avec Moi is a special series of animated videos and activity sheets that I’m creating for young children (students in JK to Grade 3) who are currently out of school due to COVID-19. For more details, see my message below.
March 23, 2020
The current COVID-19 pandemic is a worldwide crisis affecting us all. As a Canadian cartoonist and artist educator, it’s been difficult because all of my scheduled classes and workshops at local schools & libraries have either been cancelled or indefinitely postponed. But as a parent, I’m constantly reminded of and thinking about all the children who are currently out of school and physically isolated from their friends. I also think of all the teachers & librarians who are missing their students, and the parents who are now pulling their hair out trying to home-school their kids… or simply battle the boredom monsters!
And so, I’m creating Draw Along | Dessiner Avec Moi for all of YOU…
Starting today, I’ll be posting short, fun cartoon drawing exercises in the form of animated videos (on YouTube) and accompanying activity pages. My target audience is young children (students in pre-kindergarten to grade 3), but I encourage parents and older siblings to pickup a pencil or crayon and draw-along with them. Make sure you turn up the volume to enjoy custom composed music written and performed by my talented uncle and retired teacher, John Cope.
All videos and activity sheets will be published in both English and French (Canadien français) thanks to the translating help of my elementary teacher cousins, David & Maria Cope.
Parents… the goal here is to help your children develop and practice their own creativity and fine motor skills. The kids should not be expected to make exact copies of my drawings. Encourage them to add their own details (or even colours!)… The most important thing is to simply have fun!
If your child enjoys my Draw-Along | Dessiner Avec Moi activities and you’d like to share a photo of their drawing, please feel free to tag me on Twitter/Instagram @copetoons. Written feedback is always welcome via email to email@example.com.
Thank you and have fun drawing!
TEACHERS & LIBRARIANS:
Teachers & librarians are welcome to share, print/photocopy Draw-Along | Dessiner Avec Moi activity sheets as-is for classroom use and educational purposes. You are also welcome and encouraged to share links to the accompanying animated videos found on YouTube. Please consider tagging me on Twitter/Instagram @copetoons. Written feedback is always welcome. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Draw-Along | Dessiner Avec Moi are created and © copyrighted by Mike Cope, and may not be used for commercial purposes without written permission. You may make download and share copies of the activity sheets as-is, but may not host them on any public or private server. Alterations to the original artwork and artist’s signature is strictly prohibited… Thank you and have fun drawing!