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Subject: books to teach art?
Date Posted: 11/1/2009 9:52 AM ET
Member Since: 4/23/2007
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I have a nephew who has a knack for drawing and I can't even draw stick figures! Would anyone have any suggestions where I could purchase simple drawing books for him to amuse himself (he's 8).


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Subject: reply
Date Posted: 11/2/2009 10:17 AM ET
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Usborne has several great ones.  Also check out the Homeschool Buyers Co-op deal for Mark Kistler's program:


Subject: drawing
Date Posted: 11/2/2009 11:11 PM ET
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Our co-op uses Drawing With Children.  I know parents with no real art talent that get success from it as well.

Date Posted: 11/3/2009 2:37 PM ET
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I got this one for my son 


I even got the book here!

They are very basic and fun and you can find them even cheaper at Amazon -don't have to purchase directly from the website

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Date Posted: 11/3/2009 5:15 PM ET
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thank you so much!

Date Posted: 11/3/2009 11:32 PM ET
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I have a book (not posted) that I really like 300 Lessons In Art. Summery from  the back..

300 inexpensive, short term projects. Each is presented as a lesson plan, listing competence level, objectives, materials step-by-step procedures, and evaluation guides. Painting, drawing, other 2-dimension media, 3-dimensional, , unique spur-of-the-moment activities, are appreciation exercises and miscellaneous activities.