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  • Item #: 003756
    ISBN: 9780874778274
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    Uses methods detailed in Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Mona Brooks. Here, she begins by advising us on providing an atmosphere for creativity, choosing supplies and using a variety of media. The lessons and method are based on training children to perceive their environments in terms of five elements of shape. By visualizing or "overlaying" objects with combinations of these basic shapes, children can quickly begin to draw impressively (or accurately?) and then go beyond this step to creating their own compositions. Lessons progress from learning and constructing the five elements to drawing "flat" pictures, then 3-D still lives. The course even teaches children to draw accurate representations of people. The book can be used by anyone able to read and understand it. However, younger children will probably need some guidance in putting the techniques and methods into practice, since there are few actual assigned exercises in the book. Because of the young age of the artists, the "before" and "after" pictures in the text are particularly striking. Newly revised and expanded, including two additional chapters explaining how to teach children with learning problems or special needs and how to implement drawing in the teaching of other subjects.

  • Item #: 019073
    ISBN: 9781934968024
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  • Item #: 069473
    ISBN: 9780385346337
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     Read a graphic novel and learn how to draw? It sounds unorthodox, but that’s exactly what Mark Crilley—drawing instructor and graphic novelist—has accomplished. The “story” itself is, appropriately enough, about a wannabe artist who meets a real artist and begins taking impromptu lessons from her. Each chapter is actually a lesson on drawing; the book covers every basic aspect of drawing (and a few advanced ones), from shapes, to light & shadow, to creating whole compositions. The artist in the story, Rebecca, offers numerous tips and practical advice akin to a real drawing class. Every chapter then ends with encouragement to practice and tips to help. The idea is to take it slowly, taking time to draw and utilize each lesson as you go, gradually becoming better through a mix of practice and practical knowledge. By the book’s end, the reader can put all the lessons together and become a real artist! My sister (who took several drawing classes) describes the book as the “important highlights” of a drawing class: a cost-effective way to learn everything you need to know to draw, as long as you practice diligently. Perfect for adults and young artists-in-development! 137 pgs, sc.

  • Item #: 029770
    ISBN: 9780874776614
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    If I could express the essence of this enlightened book in one phrase it would be to quote the author, Mona Brookes (internationally acclaimed art educator and founder of Monart Drawing School): “designed to encourage you to draw for yourself.” The title says it all and is ideal for teens and adult beginners who want to enjoy drawing, learn fundamentals and discover their true potential. Brookes’ style is not a step-by-step project book or for those wanting to be a professional artist, but a psychological exploration of your inner mind and feelings mixed with pure enthusiasm. The book’s drawings and examples are a progression of students’ artwork as they work through her method of teaching—they were either terrified of drawing, had very basic skills or never could draw the way they wanted. The book is very copy heavy, but easy to read. It does a wonderful job of exploring various drawing media, as well as explaining styles—abstraction, flat, realistic, perspective—and helps the new artist develop a style their own. The book has a helpful list of basic supplies to get started and optional list for further exploration. Each concept presented is followed by a project with instructions, so you read and then apply. The book should be used in progression from start to finish as each concept builds on the next. There is value to glean from this book even if you only have time to read without doing the projects. 250 pgs, 7.5” x 9” pb. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 013046
    ISBN: 9780486472034
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  • Item #: 003584
    ISBN: 9781887823388
    Retail: $22.95
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    "For People Who Can't Even Draw a Straight Line," "No Talent Required" - hey, this woman knows me! From Sandra Angelo (Discover Art), comes this easy self study guide and workbook that, using a simple, four-step drawing system, transforms your skills from barely beginner to accomplished artist in a few easy lessons. I like the directions to "begin at the beginning and work your way through the book sequentially," nice and simple. It's full of irreverent pearls of wisdom, like "The race goes not to the hare but the tortoise" and "those who don't give up succeed," and (my personal favorite), "Talent is REALLY not necessary." Sandra gives us a short introduction that would give hope to even the most drawing-challenged person. If you draw for 45 minutes to one hour per day, you can finish this book in 60-90 days (if you're in a hurry to improve). Otherwise, plan on spending longer relative to the amount of time per day you can allocate to drawing. Next, a materials section acquaints us with the "tools of the trade" - some basic equipment we need to gather before jumping in. Then on to the instruction. Some of this book is reminiscent of the Draw Today program, especially the use of grids for beginning artists. As promised, the instruction is super-easy to follow and all the work can be done right in the book. Instruction progresses logically from seeing and drawing shapes, to lines, to shading, creating texture, gradation, hatching, and plenty of good practice in a lengthy additional exercise section. The methods and exercises look great, and, if I didn't have a lot to do..... But, someday, I'll actually have some time each day to use this! In the meantime, I'm hoping many aspiring artists out there will benefit from Sandra's instruction. 150 pgs. in all, with 130 black-and white photos and 25 line drawings - including plenty of "before" and "after" testimonials to show this method really works.

  • Item #: 003544
    ISBN: 9781441315977
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    What a gem for a beginner drawer or a seasoned pro looking for a new perspective! This classic drawing book incorporates an art class into a book and so much more. Author Bruce Waldman is not only a master drawer and artist, but also a master teacher for more than 30 years. He has taken his drawing skills, classic Renaissance methods that have stood the test of time, and the approaches that work in his classroom and clearly presented them in this well-organized book that offers a rich and diverse look at drawing experiences and fundamentals.

      His goal is for the reader to learn the basics (the four rules to drawing an object are presented immediately in the first chapter). With a little practice these basics become second nature (Bruce states that those with little experience can learn to draw well), and then he encourages everyone to reach inside of them self to discover their own unique form of creative expression. He understands the rules can be broken and should be at times, but gaining the knowledge of drawing basics first will then lead to stronger exaggeration and embellishment in one’s personal drawing style. This amazing book covers drawing fundamentals, elements of art and principles of design, portraiture, drawing animals and more. Please note there is a chapter on drawing the human form (which would be found at any university level drawing class) with some brief nudity - minimalistic gesture drawings without details. 160 pgs, sc. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 074797
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  • Item #: 074665
    ISBN: 9781408349830
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  • Item #: 074362
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    11 colored pencils, 10 color sticks, 1 sharpener, and a drawing paper pad.

  • Item #: 073357
    ISBN: 9781452124933
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  • Item #: 071424
    ISBN: 9781579906290
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 065736
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  • Item #: 065594
    Retail: $15.99
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       Want to learn to draw? Then start now with this kit by General’s Pencil Co.—complete with a 30-page lesson book and all the tools needed to unleash your inner master artist! The lesson book has step-by-step drawing projects that cover elements of art (ex: line, texture, value) and design concepts (ex: rule of thirds, perspective), as well as basic drawing techniques and how to use the included tools. The kit includes a pad of 60 lb drawing paper, 2 graphite drawing pencils (hard 2H, soft 2B), 2 charcoal pencils (soft 4B, extra soft 6B), 1 Carbon Sketch pencil (graphite/charcoal blend), 1 Layout pencil (extra black) for outlining and sketching, Factis white vinyl eraser, Little Red pencil sharpener, and tortillion for blending graphite. From birds & animals, leaves & trees, to cityscapes & cartoon characters—and with a little practice too—create master pieces while learning to enjoy the world of drawing. Made in the USA. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 064924
    ISBN: 9781934026984
    Retail: $25.95
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       If you are familiar with the Singapore methodology, then you are familiar with model drawing or the ‘bar modeling method.’ This was a real eye-opener for me when I tried it several years ago, and it can be so helpful to your students in understanding and solving word problems. This book offers very clear explanations with modeling examples and practice, so that you can use this method with any math program you are using. This goal of modeling is to offer a visual for the context of word problems. Modeling bridges the gap between concrete and abstract by giving a visual or pictorial example. Work systematically through this book for a thorough understanding.

      Start with the basics and apply the modeling method to whole numbers, fractions, decimals, rate/distance, ratio, percent, two unknowns, and algebra. There are 97 problems within these chapters, and, in some cases, may take two pages to explain the solution to the problem – very thorough and systematic! The author even suggests more than one way to solve the problem, when that is a possibility. At the end of section, there are practice problems for you to try. A final exam of ten problems is found at the end of the Word Problems section, and solutions with visual models for practice problems and final exam rounds out the book.

      I’ve often wondered why no one taught this method when I was young, because it makes sense of word problems. Use this alongside your Singapore Math for more practice and clear explanations, or use it with your regular math program for an alternative explanation to solve difficult word problems. 153 pgs., p/b. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 063784
    ISBN: 9781438004389
    Retail: $7.99
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      Part coloring book, part story book, I loved the open-endedness of this darling book! You’ll find some tracing uses stencils followed by some freehand, giving lots of opportunities for those littlest artists to have success. There is a lot of white space and the drawings are simple and charming as you add a spiral to a snail, stripes to a zebra and sails to a sailboat, etc. The book is spiral bound and lies nice and flat. As you use a stencil page, you then flip back to see what you just added! You can ask anticipatory questions as you work/color and even keep it to read as a story when you are done coloring. I think this book would make a perfect big brother/sister gift for a family with a new baby! It is perfect for a boy or girl with a box of new crayons or pencils. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 062603
    ISBN: 9781771321853
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  • Item #: 062602
    ISBN: 9781771320139
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  • Item #: 057939
    ISBN: 9781893791213
    Retail: $17.95
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    Integrate problem solving & logical thinking with literacy & reading skills and what do you get? This collection of 90 math exercises for your young elementary students! Each page has 1 easy-to-read problem and space for your child to draw the elements of the problem. For example: Draw 1 helicopter, 1 car and 1 fish. Draw a square around the one that does not belong. This particular problem tells you if a child knows what "1" of an item means and if he/she can draw a square. It is also an exercise in classification. You might group vehicles, so "fish" does not belong; however, if the student draws the fish and helicopter in blue, and the car in red, then they could classify by color and it would be the car that does not belong. All problems use complete sentences and encourage students to read carefully and organize their problem solving. 90pp ~Sara

  • Item #: 054187
    ISBN: 9781934968925
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  • Item #: 049527
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    Whether you’re getting started in drawing or a seasoned veteran, this high-quality graphite, 18-piece set has the tools to cover a wide range of projects. The smoothness and richness of this set is a joy to work with no matter the task. The 7 Turquoise Graphite Pencils range from hard to soft (6H, 4H, 2H, B, 2B, 6B, 8B) and work nicely for drawing and shading. The 4 Woodless Graphite Pencils (2B, 4B, 6B, 8B) are ideal for broad coverage and quick sketching, and the 3 Water-Soluble pencils (light, medium, dark) can be used with water to create flowing textures and transparent washes. Set also includes a metal pencil sharpener, sanding board for creating sharp pencil points, 1 kneaded and 1 white vinyl eraser all stored in a sturdy metal tin. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 047946
    ISBN: 9781933407722
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  • Item #: 043032
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  • Item #: 042267
    ISBN: 9780486462196
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  • Item #: 038614
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  • Item #: 038607
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  • Item #: 030165
    ISBN: 9781600583377
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    This is a comprehensive book that covers how to go from simple technique to almost photorealistic quality with enough practice. Four award winning artists (Pat Averill, Cynthia Knox, Eileen Sorg, and Debra Kauffman Yaun) lend their immense creative talents to this book and each provides detailed instructions on how best to emulate natural textures, lighting effects and decoration to achieve some truly awe-inspiring works. As an artist, I am constantly on the lookout for ways to improve my own skills through reading and study. Each artist is clearly an accomplished master of her medium and I found their lessons extremely valuable and readily applicable to future projects. This book is truly a must have for any aspiring illustrator. 144 pgs, pb. 11.75" x 9". ~ Nick

  • Item #: 015256
    ISBN: 9781942446033
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    Another fabulous art book by Visual Manna. My opinion is not biased by my bias on the subject covered, however. Drawing horses can be a challenge, especially drawing them realistically and/or in motion. This book distills the process into learnable portions – focusing on one piece on a time. Heads, legs, tails, shading, etc. are all covered separately with practice and tips given on each. Practice is even done on the anatomically correct horse – drawing bones and muscles. Many helpful tips are given on art materials and on how to simplify some of the exercises for younger artists. Encouragement and Biblical references are frequent throughout the book. As stated in the name, tips and lessons are not merely in how to draw horses, but also how to shade, paint, and sculpt horses. Lessons range from drawing serious realistic pictures to drawing a funny comic strip with comic strip horses. Interesting horse facts, cultural information, and many pictures are sprinkled throughout the book. A must for the horse lover in your family! 90 pp, sc. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 006761
    ISBN: 9781560100119
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  • Item #: 006703
    ISBN: 9781452137575
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