Drawing with Children

Drawing with Children

by Mona Brookes


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874778274
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1996
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 145,845
Product dimensions: 7.49(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mona Brookes is an internationally acclaimed art educator who has been a consultant to schools and museums worldwide. She is the founder of the Monart Drawing Schools with 20 branches, including in Los Angeles, San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area, Denver, St. Louis, and Detroit. Her first book, Drawing with Children, has sold over 250,000 copies.

Table of Contents

A Note to Parents and Educators
Preface: The Monart Method
How to Use This Book
Duplication of Drawing Samples
Drawing Instruction Format
Free Use Permission Information
Before You Draw: How You Feel about Your Own Drawing Ability; Changing Your Attitudes and Abilities; Giving the Artist in You Permission to Unfold

Setting the Stage: Preparing Your Work Space; Shopping for Supplies; Ideas for Inspiration: Knowing What's Possible

Creating a Supportive Climate: Communication Can Aid the Process; Troubleshooting

Choosing Your Starting Level: Starting-Level Exercises; General Guidelines for Different Age Groups
Lesson 1: Learning the Basics: Conducive Relaxation; Experimenting with Your Supplies; Recognizing the Five Elements of Contour Shape; Warm-ups; Wow! I Can Draw!

Lesson 2: Drawing from Graphics: Drawing Tips; Level 1: Leo the Lion; Level 2: Tropical Birds; Level 3: Carousel Horse; Choosing Other Projects

Lesson 3: Drawing from a Still Life: Level 1: The Teapot and the Vase; Level 2: Adding the Kitchen Utensils; Level 3: Adding the Abacus; Building Still Life Arrangements

Lesson 4: Volume Drawing: The Positive and the Negative of Space; Levels 1, 2, and 3: Tiger Lilies; Choosing Other Projects

Lesson 5: Widening Your Horizons: Media Tips; Design; People; Faces; Environment

Reaching Special Education and At Risk Students: Letting Go of the Labels; Individualizing and Appreciating Behavior; Solving the Problems

Using Drawing to Teach Other Subjects: Multiple Intelligence Theory (MI); Integrated Learning; Infinite Possibilities


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Drawing with Children 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an artist who's often been asked to teach others to draw, I would recommend this book in fact, I recommend the method developed by the author and outlined here, called Monart. It approaches the whole subject of drawing from a different perspective than many other books do--that is, teaching the prospective artist to see the basic elements of line or shape in every object that can be drawn. Even those who are very shy about their ability to draw can soon become confident using the explanations and exercises in this book. Adults and older children can learn straight from the text. Parents or teachers can read it and then teach younger children using the simple guidelines. Especially inspiring, even startling, are the beautiful colour illustrations of work done by students of this method, some of them kindergarten age or even younger. I especially enjoyed the sections showing how to change or alter an unsatisfactory picture (without endless erasing!) as well as the section at the end of the book on teaching special-needs students. If you're looking for a fun yet productive method of teaching art, you should definitely check this book out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago