This is true in ALL areas of certification.
>My absolute favorite show for art instruction - and an approach I've
>actually used for adults - was Mark Kistler's Draw Squad. He took definite
>concepts - shapes, foreshortening, overlapping, etc - and gave the kids
>specific drawing exercises. Children love to actually learn HOW to do
>something, and this concept of providing concrete infoprmation has been
>quite absent in most art programs for children that I've been familiar
I agree with you about Mark Kistler's Draw Squad. I teach middle school and
this is the way I start each of my 6th grade classes when they first come to
me each nine weeks. And believe, after just a few days using these "warmup
exercises", they are "hooked on drawing".
E. B. Frink Middle School