My second graders LOVED the lessons. They just completed a lesson on drawing a
bird in a tree. The results were excellent. Parents were amazed and so was
the teacher of this class. Most of all, the kids were amazed at themselves and
very proud of their work. They willingly participated in critique without
self-consciousness and with a willingness to receive positive criticism.
Monarts approach is different. For instance, she advocates deawing the bir's
EYE first and then builds the drawing around this. Amazingly, they are more in
proportion when they are finished. Most of us would start with the head or
body and build out...but the eye? I usually save that for last details!
As they say... Try it, You'll like it!