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Re: Drawing with Children - Mona Brookes


From: Michelle H. Harrell (michelle_h_harrell_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Mar 10 2002 - 16:19:50 PST

I agree that it's not the bible of art but I've found Brookes's Hooked on
Drawing helpful and have used some of her lessons. There's a neat lesson I
also did at the middle school where they draw something in a bag without
looking at it- kids always loved it. It was a great 1st drawing project.
There was another lesson that uses tools that I've based one of my computer
graphics projects on. I agree that any method should be helpful in laying
out exactly how to do something but shouldn't restrict a teacher or students
from branching out on their own. Michelle

From: "Wendy Manning" <>
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Subject: Re: Drawing with Children - Mona Brookes
Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2002 23:29:28 -0800

  I use some of it. I take pains to stress that it's a method Brookes
developed to make drawing easier for kids,
but it's not the only way to do things. I like it for confidence-building
for beginners.
  I do the bird with my sixes to provide a subject for an assignment on
simple perspective. They like it, but may choose to do any other kind of
bird for the assignment. They are marked on their use of perspective, so
they have to add lots of other things to their drawings.
   I left the carousel horse lesson for a substitute, who was not an art
specialist. It went well and the students enjoyed it.
It's probably worth the 20 bucks but it's not the Bible of art.

> I read your emails with enthusiasm but rarely post. Have any of you heard
> the book Drawing with Children by Mona Brookes.

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