Drawing with children

by artesprit on 03/04/2007

in Kids Crafts

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Over the past fifteen years teaching children art, there have been references which have come and gone but there is one which stands the test of time for me. “Drawing with Children” by Mona Brooks, has always been a great source of inspiration to me. She now has 44 schools in the US, UK and Canada to teach her methods to both teachers and students. Her books are inspirational and the methods are easy to achieve good results with even the first time around. She has a second book geared for teens and adults too, which goes a bit deeper. A great resource for anyone who is interested in drawing, with or without children.

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1 Alisa April 3, 2007 at 9:46 pm

Thank you for posting about this. This fall I will start my career as an art teacher for an elementary school of 530 students! I have been looking for a method to teach children to draw, and to help teachers feel less inhibited about drawing with their students. I checked out a stack of books from the library and this is one of them. I think I’ll push the others aside and start with this one. Thanks again!


2 Starlagirl April 3, 2007 at 10:28 pm

Awe, I’d love to be an art teacher… *dreaming* I’ll have to check out her book!


3 maggie muth April 4, 2007 at 9:24 am

thanks for featuring this book. wow, it looks like a simplified version of ‘drawing on the right side of the brain’ and ‘the artist’s way’ all in one. a great buy. drawing rules!


4 rita April 5, 2007 at 7:40 am

where can i buy the book…….i do not buy anything on internet.


5 artesprit April 5, 2007 at 8:57 am

Rita, The book has been around for many years and I have seen it both at used book shops as well as the library and I imagine Barnes and Noble as well as other larger stores have it. Sometimes I have seen it in art supply shops too.


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