Blackboard Drawing

by Mildred Swannell

Description: A handy guide to introducing chalk drawing to children so they develop drawing skills hand in hand with cultivating their powers of observation. Beginning with circles, children move on to patterns that can be made within a circle and then drawing of simple objects based on a circle. Ovals are introduced next, and form the basis of instruction on how to draw fish, leaves, and birds. Flowers, insects, and larger animals are then each taken up in turn. The book concludes with ways chalk drawings can be used to excite interest in arithmetic, geography, and history lessons. The 27 different black and white plates in this book are meant both to instruct and to inspire. For ease of use, in this edition the text and the plates they reference are placed on facing pages, allowing the reader to refer to both at the same time (rather than having all the plates at the end, as in the original edition). Note: Several plates are included in more than one page spread when the corresponding text spans multiple pages.

Additional information:

Ages:  All ages
Length:  71 pages
Format:  Paperback
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2021
ISBN:  978-1-63334-145-6
Genres:  Art

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Table of Contents

1. Preface
2. Circle Patterns
3. Objects from the Circle
4. Oval Patterns
5. Objects Derived from the Oval
6. Spiral Figures
7. Common Objects
8. Fish
9. Leaves—Trees

10. Birds

11. Flowers
12. Insects
13. Legs and Arms
14. Animals
15. Shaded Objects
16. Model Drawing
17. The Human Figure
18. Illustrations for Number Lessons

19. Illustrations for Geography Lessons

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