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Drawing with Children
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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
Bibliography

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.

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