Monday, July 14, 2014

Drawing with Children Review

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If there is one drawing book that I see consistently on homeschool curriculum sites, it's Drawing with Children by Mona Brookes. I am not anything of an artist myself, so I thought this would be a good one for me to check out. When it came in the mail, I pretty much sat down and read it cover to cover. It is a wonderful resource for any teacher (or mom!) who is going to be instructing children in drawing.

It talks about setting the stage for drawing, having the right attitude, and what kind of materials to use. The biggest point of the book is teaching children to not look at whole pictures (because that would be very daunting!), but to look at each individual type of line that makes up the picture. Drawing is nothing more than putting lots of small lines/shapes together.


Drawing with Children - bird pic 
Drawn by my 5 year old

Read my full review at The Curriculum Choice!


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6 comments:

  1. I really like Drawing with Children. It's a bit difficult because it doesn't list out a set of lesson plans but, once you get the hang of it, it's easy to customize lessons (which I love to do!).

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  2. You are right. It was a fascinating read for me because I am not one who draws =) I would love if they would come out with a homeschoolers companion lesson book!

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  3. Yes, I have learned so much about drawing, right alongside my children, from this book!

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    1. I'm right with you! In fact, that is what I love about homeschooling in general =)

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  4. Amy, there's a guide here for the lessons: http://www.redshift.com/~bonajo/dwclp.htm

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    1. Now sure how I missed this almost a year ago, but thank you!

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