Do your kids love to draw?
Have them join the journey as Drew, creative director of TIME for Kids, and his sidekick Rosie explore their imaginations and dream up fun things to sketch each week.
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Episode 5: Step-by-Step
Episode 4: Landscapes
Episode 3: Teacher Appreciation Week
Episode 2: Let’s Draw Self Portraits
Episode 1: Let’s Draw a Giraffe
Drew Willis is the creative director of TIME for Kids (TFK) and an accomplished children’s book illustrator. He has worked with Andrea, TFK’s editor-in-chief, since before her daughter Rosie was born. For her entire life, Rosie has admired Drew’s artwork. She sent him a card one year with Santa drawn on it, and received a reply that was her favorite holiday gift—Drew sent her a thank-you note that included a Santa drawing of his own. Rosie immediately hung it on her wall, and started work on her next drawing for Drew. This was the beginning of a fun new tradition for the pair: passing hand-drawn pictures back and forth.
Now it’s your turn to join the fun!
On “Draw with Drew (and Rosie!),” these two avid artists tackle a new drawing subject each week. They also offer hints to help make your kids’ artwork the best it can be.
Have your child draw along with Drew and Rosie. Then, you can share the finished picture on social media using the hashtag #DrawWithDrew, or email it to email@example.com. They might be named a TFK Art Director of the Week, or be featured in a special issue of Time for Kids. (Parents: Please include first name only, if any, on the art itself.)*
“Draw with Drew (and Rosie!)” is the latest FREE, global offering from TIME for Kids to support teachers, families, and students during this period of school closures. Last month, TIME for Kids brought its in-classroom publication to homes for the first time with the launch of the TIME for Kids free digital library. Register here: time.com/tfk-free
This show was made in collaboration with our Creativity Partner, Adobe.
About TIME For Kids
Since 1995, TIME for Kids has delivered current events from TIME news bureaus around the world to millions of students in elementary and middle school classrooms across the U.S. Each week, TIME for Kids presents news in a format that teaches young readers to become critical thinkers and informed citizens. As an educational publication, the mission of TIME for Kids is to help teachers engage students with the world around them and inspire kids to join the conversation about current events.
As teachers navigate the uncharted territory of virtual instruction, TIME for Kids is supporting educators with FREE access to current issues, teaching materials, curriculum guides, and weekly virtual learning plans for each TIME for Kids issue. Register for FREE digital access here: https://time.com/tfk-free/
Drew Willis is the creative director of TIME for Kids, TIME Edge, and Your $, TFK’s financial-literacy magazine. He has worked in children’s publishing for 20 years and has illustrated numerous YA books, including Hatchet, which was named by PBS’s Great American Read as one of the top 100 books of all time. He began working with Adobe Photoshop version 2.5 in 1993, and has been working with Adobe products ever since.
Rosie is a fourth grader who is eager to get back to school. She loves softball and basketball, art and cooking projects, and tormenting her sister.
*By tagging photos using #DrawWithDrew, or emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org, you are granting TFK and TIME (as well as those they authorize) a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works of the submissions, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any purpose, including but not limited to, advertising and promotion of TFK and TIME publications, websites, and platforms.