Intergenerational Sketching

for people of all ages who are able to draw


  • To encourage people to think "intergenerationally" and reveal their experience and imagination on paper.


  • Provide participants with drawing supplies.  For examples, paper, pencils, crayons, markers, scissors, glue and other paper decoration supplies.
  • Ask participants to think about activities they do -- or might like to do -- with people in other age groups.  If needed, prompt them to think about various arts and crafts, dancing, cooking, computing, gardening, and other activities.
  • Have participants draw scenes of activities in which there is intergenerational exchange.

Examples of children's drawings

from the Intergenerational Sketching activity conducted at the Ag Progress Days 2000