HOW TO DRAWEssential and elementary lessons on learning how to draw for 9-14year olds who have interests in becoming;
Video game designers,
Special effects artists,
Surveyors, Engineers, Builders,
Set designers for film, opera, ballet, stage etc.
Lessons are separated into approx. 40 min segments.
- 10 to 20 minutes per lesson - set work proposals suggested at end of
30x45cms or 12"x18" standard cartridge
paper (thick, white, plain) sketchpad.
2H, HB and 4B pencils
Ruler and eraser
lesson structure: 5-10 min. revision and homework assessment.
5 min. new page, draw margin and add title (bottom
rh corner). 20 min. demo and child practical drawing. 5min. summary and suggested homework.
NOTES *These lessons are designed using basic skills already
learned by students; to measure and to draw straight lines using a ruler.
Elements of self-expression are based on familiarity and habit and will
come gradually - particularly when the student grows comfortable with the lesson structure.
Such self-expression is first emphasised in the homestudy area.
part of the lessons will deal with the freehand elements of drawing but
it has been my experience that these freehand lessons come easier with
confidence, enthusiasm, discipline and a general understanding of the principles
of perspective and the drawing of regular solids. For those who think good
drawing has nothing to do with the understanding of basic structure need
not read much further. Be warned that it is my way to teach that basic structure first.
*If the lessons are conducted as I have designed them the teacher will find most children will tend to neglect more
formal homework and concentrate on expressing themselves by completing
their drawings in their own time. I have taught these lessons to all ages
including disturbed children, intelligent young adults, three different
cultures, and to individuals completely disinterested in education generally.
The end results were universal, the students became more perceptive and
desired a career change. Be prepared to be besieged by parents at parent
teacher needs a good clean chalkboard, white chalk
and a long straight edge (a board tee square for the less adept). The home educator needs the same equipment as the student.