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Getting the Buggers to Draw : Getting the Buggers - Barbara Ward

Getting the Buggers to Draw

Getting the Buggers

Paperback Published: 16th January 2003
ISBN: 9780826469298
Number Of Pages: 153

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This practical guide shows readers how to teach students to draw in a step-by-step way. Covering topics as diverse as shading, perspective, shapes, portraits and figures, copious examples of students' work illustrate Ward's concise prose. This book is a must for all art teachers.

List of Figuresp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Prefacep. xiii
Starting Pointsp. 1
Why is art so important?p. 1
The motivation to drawp. 3
What are the basics?p. 5
Tones and texturesp. 6
Sketching techniquesp. 9
Learning to Lookp. 11
A startling way to begin: portraitsp. 11
Why looking is so importantp. 20
Making and using the framesp. 20
Light and shadep. 23
Using Shapes to Begin Drawingp. 26
The cubep. 26
A circle in perspectivep. 33
The cylinderp. 34
The spherep. 39
The rubbing-out method of drawing a spherep. 41
Simple perspective using the cubep. 42
Working with the Childrenp. 45
Starting earlyp. 45
Points to check before any class teachingp. 50
Introducing drawing to the classp. 52
Notes for class-work on portraitsp. 56
Keeping a sketchbookp. 58
Getting More Ambitiousp. 59
Cubes and cuboidsp. 59
Different viewpointsp. 59
Cylinders and conesp. 59
Rectangles in perspectivep. 62
Studying the corner of a roomp. 64
Drawing an interiorp. 66
Prismsp. 66
Drawing housesp. 69
Shape-drawing in classp. 74
Putting It All Togetherp. 75
Portraits of different generationsp. 75
Three-quarter views of the head and facep. 77
Naturep. 79
The human bodyp. 91
Figures in actionp. 99
Working in Colourp. 102
Adding another dimensionp. 102
Different media and techniquesp. 104
Perception of colourp. 107
Talking coloursp. 108
Using the imaginationp. 109
Experimenting with limited colourp. 110
Two coloursp. 113
Monochromep. 114
Dexterity with the brushp. 117
Water-colours: a whole-class activityp. 118
Going Furtherp. 120
Do we really understand what we are looking at?p. 120
The vanishing-pointp. 122
Perspectivep. 124
Ideas and Projectsp. 127
Subjects from the curriculump. 127
Practical resourcesp. 129
Teacher resourcesp. 133
Communications resourcesp. 133
Competitionsp. 134
Excursionsp. 134
Examples of Children's Workp. 136
Conclusion: Measuring Successp. 150
Indexp. 151
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ISBN: 9780826469298
ISBN-10: 0826469299
Series: Getting the Buggers
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 153
Published: 16th January 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.84 x 13.82  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1