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Lesson Plans

Re: Monart method

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MarshArt (MarshArt)
Sat, 9 May 1998 07:05:14 EDT

I use the Monart book and love her dicipline based drawing instruction. Mona
Brooks has 2 books one is for younger children and the other is for Teens and
older kids. I have found that once the kids get the basic instructions onhow
to methodically proceed in a drawing rather than random sketching, they are
then able to use the concepts to branch out into more creative work because
they have the skills and understanding of the tools to do it.

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!