Drawing With Children: A Creative Method For Adult Beginners, Too

Paperback | June 4, 1996

byMona Brookes

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Now in a revised and expanded edition, this perennial best-seller is the definitive guide for parents and teachers on how to encourage drawing.

Mona Brookes' easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson approach to drawing has yielded astounding results with children of all ages and beginning adults. Her unique drawing program has created a revolution in the field of education and a sense of delight and pride among the thousands of students who have learned to draw through her "Monart Method."

This revised edition includes the following new materials:

  • Information on multiple intelligence and the seven ways to learn.
  • An inspirational chapter on helping children with learning problems
  • An integrated-studies chapter, with projects geared for reading, math, science, ESL, multicultural studies, and environmental awareness
  • A sixteen page color insert and hundreds of sample illustrations


This invaluable teaching aid not only guides readers through the basics, but also gives important advice on creating a nurturing environment in which self-expression and creativity can flourish. Both practical and enlightening, Drawing With Children inspires educators and parents to bring out the artist in all of us.

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OFounded on the belief that any child can learn to draw realistic pictures using her "alphabet of shapes" while in a noncompetitive environment, Mona Brookes' easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson approach to drawing has yielded astounding results with children of all ages. This new edition includes two additional chapters explaining how to...

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Now in a revised and expanded edition, this perennial best-seller is the definitive guide for parents and teachers on how to encourage drawing.Mona Brookes' easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson approach to drawing has yielded astounding results with children of all ages and beginning adults. Her unique drawing program has created a revolut...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 7.6 × 0.8 inPublished:June 4, 1996Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0874778271

ISBN - 13:9780874778274

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
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
Preliminaries
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
Lessons
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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From Our Editors

OFounded on the belief that any child can learn to draw realistic pictures using her "alphabet of shapes" while in a noncompetitive environment, Mona Brookes' easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson approach to drawing has yielded astounding results with children of all ages. This new edition includes two additional chapters explaining how to reach children with learning problems or special needs and how to incorporate drawing into other subjects, such as math and language