Homeschool Bookstore: 1st Grade Art
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1-2-3 Draw Baby Animals
In this exciting collection of easy-to-follow, step-by-step lessons, Freddie Levin introduces budding artists to a variety of baby animals from around the world. Starting with simple shapes drawn in pencil, some drawings emerge in just a few steps. Others take more concentration, but the effort pays off.
This fun instructional book guides young artists through a successful drawing experience, and inspires them to continue to explore on their own. And you can bet they will with 1-2-3 Draw Baby Animals!
1-2-3 Draw Cartoon Animals
Barr is stretching to make three how-to-draw books out of what surely could have been one. That's especially obvious in Faces and People (the first part of People
is devoted to faces). Still, so many youngsters try their hand at
drawing cartoons at one time or another that a little overlap probably
won't matter. In People, Barr uses simple lines and shapes,
mostly ovals and curved and straight lines, to show, step-by-step, how
to create faces from the side and the front, add details such as hair,
alter expressions to reflect emotion, attach a body, and depict walking
and running. Faces, which also relies on basic shapes, expands a
little on facial detailing, showing, for example, how to add glasses and
create faces in three-quarter view. Animals is a riot of
critters that look just like stuffed toys. Barr sets down
instructions--usually four or five simple steps--for drawing a bird, a
cat, a dog, a horse, a bear, a turtle, and more. Of course, having fun
and experimenting should be part of each project, something Barr
emphasizes at the get-go and reiterates through each volume. Stephanie Zvirin
1-2-3 Draw Dogs
Step by step drawing instruction for budding artists.
Artstarts for Little Hands!
Curious 3- to 7-year-olds love exploring their world and expressing themselves through art. And you'll appreciate how award-winning author Press incorporates early learning skill-builders (math, science, nature, and more) into each activity. Instructions are kept to a minimum, allowing your child's creativity to flourish. Projects use readily available materials and are coded by skill level. 118 pages, softcover from Williamson.
Do You Doodle?
With all the pressure for kids to achieve at whatever they try, here is the perfect antidote-a book that simply invites them to enter and play. Nikalas Catlow has made a start on each of the generous-sized pages-a few beginning strokes of pictures and prompts like a boy looking into a bowl and asking what's in there. Doodlers go off from there on a liberating flight of mindless fancy. There are over 200 pages to complete and create. A book that will be as irresistible to overtaxed adults as it is to kids eager to enjoy its spirit of adventure, imagination, and creativity.