Carol A. Klahn

 
 
Location: Austin, Texas
 

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Drawing with Children by Mona Brookes
Drawing with Children by Mona Brookes
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Back!, April 24 2000
Woo-hoo! "Drawing With Children" is back!
As an elementary art instructor, I used Mona Brookes' "Drawing With Children" with great success. My students' drawings entered a new dimension when I began to use this mimetic method of art instruction to help them identify, and then draw, what we called "drawing Legos:" the little pieces that can be combined to make a whole object.
While this method may be viewed as limiting creativity, I believe that it offers an important, foundational tool for anyone who is learning to see things as an artist sees them. Just as a pianist must learn the scales before he can play Beethoven, I believe that it is only… Read more