Drawing With Children: A Creative Method For Adult Beginners, Too
ISBN: 0874778271
EAN13: 9780874778274
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 4, 1996
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 0.75" H x 8.9" L x 7.4" W
Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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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   Sweet mother of mercy
Page 114 for an outline and the rules of a lesson. It takes 114 pages of mud and confusion to get to the meat of the book. But this book is a goldmine. And by that, I mean that you have to dig. If you are a linear thinker, this book will be difficult for you.
   This is a "Must Read"!
This book is one of the best: as a nursery teacher, creative enrichment teacher and middle arts teacher in summer time. And a must for parents, too! The author's approach to helping students learn to draw as well as improve... is an amazing collection of information on multiple intelligence and the seven ways to learn, integrated studies involving math, science, ESL, etc... as well as lessons. That introduce concepts of perspective, volume and observation and develop. Mona Brook recognizes the need to create a helpful work space and climate as well as learning the basics and beyond. My copy of her first issue was read, re-read and loaned to friends until it lost... and her newest edition, which I purchased even better! The method of Monart works!
   Still excited about this book!
Just the book I needed to teach drawing skills to children ages 7-11. It is well written and the content is rich in information about learning abilities and teaching drawing with an alphabet of shapes. My young students have really caught the concepts so far and I am excited to see them grow artistically!
   Great tool for teaching children - or anyone - to draw!
In this book, I used many exercises with great success. It helps children see their own progress quickly, and even adults who have convinced themselves that they can hardly draw at all are pleasantly surprised at what they can do after doing these exercises.
   ... material for Classical Conversations--haven't used it yet but looks like a great book
Purchased as foundations - tutor material for classical conversations - haven't used it yet, but looks like a great book!
I expected not what I was. Every homeschooling curriculum uses this one, so I ordered it on sale. Meh's gang is in the same room. For an art book, there should be something visually appetizing. It shows other kids work and is just a little strange. Maybe I will return to it as my children get older, but nothing that impressed me. And hardly worth the $20.
   Poorly written, but has worthwhile ideas - not for young children
This book has some good ideas on how to write at something you want to draw in terms of seeing elements in the design like curves and angles, and this book has some helpful ideas on how to plan the space on your paper '', but the author writes poorly. It is a book from the 1980s, written in a cumbersome, outdated style. It could use good editing for simplicity, clarity and improved organization. Included in this book are many impressive drawings made by children, but remember that these children were not taught by ordinary parents. They were taught art classes, enrolled by art teachers who were trained to use this drawing method. Art teachers working with school children might find this book useful because they already know some of the ideas. For parents, checking out this book at the library might be a good idea.
   Powerful Drawing Lessons for Everyone- A Must For Art Teachers!
Mona Brookes has introduced innovative thinking by Charles Meredith. In this book she describes her inspiration for teaching drawing children and how her readers can incorporate the method “ Montart ” into their own curriculum. I thought I was good versed in art, but I was wrong. I have been drawing for 35 years and have learned from dozens of basic instructors, but this book illustrated only an efficient set of beautiful elements and strategies unknown to me. Whether to teach drawing to any age group or to simply improve your own drawing skills, I highly recommend Mona Brookes Drawing with Children ''.
   Timeless book
I LOVE this book for working with children on art! The author was trained in psychology and makes perfect sense when you read the book. I highly recommend it for teachers, parents who are interested in participating in their children's art work, especially for homeschooling parents.
   A "must have" for individuals, parents and educators of all ages!
For all ages, fabulous! I found this well marked and used by my Chicago Art Institute - educated, professional artist mother. I bought this, the updated version for myself, and recommended it to many friends and educators.