This book is a first step into drawing with pencils and colored pencils. If you have a young child who desires to improve their skills, this is the book.
The Welcome page introduces children to the vast variety of art found in America, where artists were free to explore in whatever ways they wanted. Freedom of movement throughout a vast nation inspired artists to create in new ways.
In the right hand corner, you see that Lesson 1 is a video. Simply get out the DVD or Blu-ray provided and your child will learn about making big movements when drawing.
Read the introduction in Lesson 2 to your child.
Look at artwork by the master artist, Bellows. The lines are simple, but thoughfully placed.
Children are ready to make their own drawing. Steps describe how to look at the edges of the head and body. Then draw lines inside those edges to show the small things like features of the face or wrinkles in cloth.
Every child should learn to use a ruler and a compass. We've got it covered in an art lesson that they will enjoy.
Children will work with colored pencils as they discover each new artist.
As children explore the painting, Flour Mill, they learn concepts such as parallel lines and converging lines.
Many artworks, such as Flour Mill, are full page illustrations.
Once children have explored the artist and his work, they are ready to make their own original works of art. Step by step instructions are provided to give children understanding of the process.
Children make original works of art as shown in the Student Gallery at the top of the page.