Excellent guide to the various subjects touched upon in the course of art instruction, with suggestions for how to begin, the materials to use, and the directions further work may take. The book is profusely illustrated, with clear explanations in the text that frequently reference figures in the plates.
The text emphasizes the value of drawing and craft-work as an element in education. It treats of mechanical drawing, discusses the application of drawing to nature study and goes on to discuss the more technical phases of the work: mass drawing silhouettes, brush work, design, the repeating and interlacing of pattern, scrolls, cartouches, lettering, colors, modeling, figure drawing, and sketching from nature. This is followed by chapters dealing with craft-work, wood block cutting and printing, linoleum printing, wood staining, wood carving, stencil work, metal work, soldering, inlaying, and marquetry.
Remarkable in its range of material, this book will be helpful to both the student working on his own and to the teacher who wishes guidance in preparing material and using it with his class.