Art Instruction Resource List

Brookes, Mona. Drawing with Children. Jeremy P. Tarcher: Los Angeles. 1986. Step-by-step instructions for teaching children to draw, using the elements of design. Many easily-implemented drawing activities appropriate for classroom use, including lessons on drawing faces and the human figure.

Cherry, Clare. Creative Art for the Developing Child. David S. Lake: Belmont. 1972. A book of art process activities for preschool and primary age children, categorized by media. Includes information about the developmental needs of children and suggestions for media, classroom set-up, and evaluation of children's art work.

Davidson, Marshall B. A History of Art. Random House: New York. 1984. Color photographs of examples of art from 25,000 B.C. Sectioned by periods. Information about the work accompanies each photograph. Written for children.

Edwards, Betty. Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. J. P. Tarcher: Los Angeles. 1979. An excellent lesson workbook which teaches drawing techniques. Presents overview of brain hemisphere theory as it relates to the arts. Lessons are designed to develop observational skills by engaging the right brain. Teaches how to look at subjects in terms of negative space, shape, and line. Includes some drawing activities which use examples of work by masters.

Edwards, Betty. Drawing on the Artist Within. Simon and Schuster: New York. 1986. An extension and continuation of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Combination of philosophy and step-by-step activities to enhance personal creativity and develop drawing skills.

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