Many of you have emailed me and asked me to put my website drawing lessons for children 5 book form. This drawng book is written for self-motivated children who are old enough to read. Parents and adults will also find that they can learn to draw with the practice approaches explained in this book.
Art teachers find many creative teaching ideas. There are no shipping or other charges. I send the password as soon as I check email. I am often away from my computer for a few hours. This link also downloads the book file if you insert the password I have sent you when it is called for. The book can be read on your computer or you can print it with any laser or ink-jet printer on about 40 pages.
Below: an example photo from Drawing to Learn DRAWING. Each practice activity begins with a brief list of basic art materials and equipment. Several pieces of unique practice equipment are featured and described. An ‘explainer’ photo from the book. This book is written by an art educator who believes we can teach creative thinking.
If you want drawing formulas that rely on step-by-step copywork, or formulas about the proportions of certain subjects, this book is not for you. It provides practice routines that develop the skill sets needed to draw everything. It provides a series of learner friendly visual awareness workouts and approaches with an emphasis on learning to see better and express more effectively. The practice routines make drawing easier and fun.
The book shows the beginnings of examples and some explanatory drawings, but it always reminds the reader that they are to practice from the their own sources–never from the explanatory drawing. The emphasis is on learning to see, on the development and nurture of the visual and imaginative brain, and on various drawing approaches. The main drawing tools needed are a B6 drawing pencil, a white vinyl eraser, a ball point pen and a crayon. As a bonus, the book shares simple instructions to on how to make your own innovative devices to assist your mind’s eye in learning to see, express visually, and draw professionally. What Skills are Needed to Draw Everything? Bartel, of Goshen College, but he’s teaching me to draw through his website for art educators. The following is a November 27, 2010, email from a purchaser.
I am currently in teacher’s college in . I pour over your site daily! I love the way you teach – I had the privilege of having great teachers as a kid and your approach reminds me very much of their methodit really made me take joy in creating art as a kid and I want to share that with my students too. Schools and Libraries may order with purchase orders. WOULD YOU LIKE A FREE COVER? If you want a cover for the book, click on the cover here on the left, wait for it appear on your screen.
Drawing is an instinct we were all born with. We have to be taught to read and write, but we are born with the ability to learn to draw. Drawing is so important that we learn it without a teacher. Drawing is so essential for our survival and success that toddlers learn to draw before they begin first grade. Here are some of the many ways that drawing helps us in our lives.