Use mark making as a tool for communication, whether it is making marks on a piece of paper; in a sketchbook; in the mud or the sand; indoors or outdoors, we have all the necessary products to help with whichever means of mark making your students prefer.
Take a watercolour pencil and a little pot of water to the bottom of the field and zoom in on particular flower or tree, draw it large or small, add line and tone and shade, pick out the colours and make them stand out, add a little water or a lot depending on how vivid you feel the object is to you.
Take graphite and a large piece of paper, draw around an object and fill it with as many different marks as possible, thin and thick lines with smudge marks and any type of mark you feel describes the object you have drawn.
Record where you have been and what you have seen by making marks in journals or sketchbook as a way to create a thought process as a starting point for a piece of work related to a particular journey.
Making marks can become a way to use materials to inspire and express our feelings.