Drawing Textbook

Drawing Textbook

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Item #: 002584
Grades: 1-AD

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We have enjoyed drawing with Bruce McIntyre's step-by-step method and clear instruction. Drawing starts so simply that even the youngest students will be able to participate. Skills are mastered in a series of 222 drawing exercises that teach the seven basic principles of drawing: surface, size, surface lines, overlapping, shading, density, and foreshortening.

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Bruce McIntyre
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It's part of our curriculum. It sounds like a very good book.
Mary Rose B on May 9, 2020
I used it with first four children - excellent result!!
Laurie S on Feb 11, 2020
It's part of our curriculum. It sounds like a very good book.
Mary Rose B on May 9, 2020
So we can have more than one to look at for drawing lessons
Melissa D on Mar 4, 2020
I used it with first four children - excellent result!!
Laurie S on Feb 11, 2020
great ratings
Lisa F on Jan 10, 2020
Great basic drawing book!
Denise W on Sep 1, 2019
Highly recommended by other homeschoolers.
Ashley G on Aug 18, 2019
I heard it's a really great book to learn to draw in 3D and I want to improve in learning to shade.
Sarah S on Aug 15, 2019
Recommended by a friend.
Jaime T on Aug 8, 2019
online recommendation
Madeleine H on Aug 3, 2019
For teaching drawing to my children.
Angela J on Jul 22, 2019
Was recommended by a friend.
Rosemary S on Jul 18, 2019
A friend of mine recommended it to me.
Hui T on Jun 8, 2019
amazon reviews, excellent price on Rainbow
Tammy P on Apr 12, 2019
I have used this to teach drawing since 1996. I am now buying for a school I started. I like the way he says everyone can draw..
Karen M on Feb 7, 2019
My sister used to watch him on our local tv station years ago. She had forgotten how he explained how to draw a scroll. Getting this book to jog her memory.
Tammy C on Jan 29, 2019
This is a great book that was recommended to me for the elements of beginning drawing.
Jennifer M on Jan 15, 2019
recommendation by other homeschooling moms
sheri t on Jan 5, 2019
I had it before and lost it. I learned so much about drawing from this book! So I want to start using it again.
Doris V on Dec 29, 2018
I used this little book many years ago while homeschooling our girls. It was so good. Now our son is in need of instruction in the rudiments of drawing technique, and this came to mind. We are really looking forward to working with this again.
Kathleen Y on Dec 10, 2018
This is an excellent drawing tutorial, starting from the very basics and building little by little on what you have learned and practiced already.
Heather D on Nov 10, 2018
My adult children are artists partly because of this book, now I’m buying it for my grandkids.
Teresa D on Nov 1, 2018
replacing a copy of a required book by Mother of Divine Grace homeschool curric.
Michael A on Oct 14, 2018
My mother in law used this book when she was homeschooling my husband many many years ago. I need help teaching our children art, and my husband highly suggested this book.
Alaina S on Sep 24, 2018
Excellent resource.
Gwenda S on Sep 11, 2018
My homeschooled high school Junior wanted an Art class.
Dawn M on Sep 3, 2018
My son is taking a drawing class at our co-op and needed it.
Karon U on Aug 13, 2018
This book is used for the Mother of Divine Grace 4th grade curriculum.
Elizabeth W on Aug 13, 2018
best price available
Melissa D on Aug 9, 2018
I used this with my children when I taught them Homeschool. I met a young girl at church very interested in drawing and I thought it would be a great help to her and encourage her in her drawing. <br />Thanks for carrying it.
Nina G on Aug 2, 2018
recommended at amblesideonline dot com as a straightforward instruction manual for drawing technique.
Leslie H on Jun 11, 2018
I know it's content is good and relevent for my needs as I have seen a copy of it
Clare H on Mar 30, 2018
I own a copy of this book, copyrighted 1991. I showed it to my grandson, who is a budding artist. He liked it. But I want to keep my copy to use with several other grandchildren, as well. So I looked for this book online. This later edition is offered here at the best price I could find.
Linda R on Mar 21, 2018
This is great book! Very easy little lessons!
Natalya E on Jan 30, 2018
I wanted something open and go for drawing lessons and this came with good recommendations.
Brittany N on Jan 28, 2018
Recommended by several homeschool parents
Mark K on Nov 5, 2017
A friend told me about it.
Patty M on Nov 1, 2017
recommended by charlotte mason homeschoolers
jen p on Sep 4, 2017
help in homeschool - children love to draw!
clayton z on Aug 24, 2017
I used this book when my mom homeschooled me back in the 80s, and I was thrilled to find that it was still available. Everything I draw that isn't a stick figure, I learned from this book. I look forward to using it with my girls.
Melody C on Aug 20, 2017
I chose this book because my child enjoys drawing and would like to further develop her skills.
Suzanne W on Aug 17, 2017
This is a wonderful book to improve your drawing skills. It is good for all ages.
Anna H on Aug 10, 2017
Recommended in Charlotte Mason circles.
Tracy B on Aug 3, 2017
an old favorite that the kids took when they left home and I want another copy
Tracy C on Jul 7, 2017
Recommended by a friend
Sarah L on Jul 2, 2017
To practice drawing and to use with nature journaling.
Stephanie A on May 27, 2017
Love this book! I drew through it all as a kid, and now I want to share it with some homeschooling families I work with.
Pamela A on Jan 26, 2017
I know someone who uses this book and have been trying to get a copy for years. It is great for teaching basic drawing skills with short simple lessons and gives children the confidence to go further with it if they want to.
Maria P on Jan 18, 2017
I bought this from rainbow rose in 2001 and really like this book. I am now buying it for a christmas present for someone else
Constance G on Dec 13, 2016
My friend had a copy which I enjoyed thumbing through, Looked like a helpful book so I wanted to do the exercises. Can't wait to start once I receive the book!
Rebekah C on Oct 3, 2016
My children all enjoy to draw, and my second child is especially gifted artistically, but I think a methodical course in drawing instruction will help them to be able to put on paper whatever ideas they have in their heads!
Bonnie I on Aug 17, 2016
So we can have more than one to look at for drawing lessons
Melissa D on Mar 4, 2020
great ratings
Lisa F on Jan 10, 2020
what supplies do I need to purchase with this?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I bought a drawing board for each of my kids and a stack of large blank white paper sheets ( all from Rainbow Resources). My kids use their regular pencils to do the drawings. No fancy or expensive art supplies needed for this outstanding program, and the results are incredible.
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Fabulous instruction
Simply the best art program I have ever seen. Nothing fancy, just fun, bite-sized, targeted lessons that teach essential, solid foundational drawing skills. The lessons are approachable, easily accomplished, super fun and the skills are built up in small, meaningful, manageable increments. My kids BEG to do art from this book every day. I find it easy to stay on track with the lessons because the results come fast and easily to my kids ( I suspect any person would find the same success following the program). The content gives a top-notch drawing education in such an easy and straightforward manner. This is a definite two thumbs up. You can’t go wrong with this purchase.
October 19, 2019
A must buy! Seriously important book for any art curriculum.
September 1, 2019
1 year ago
Finally I found a book that gives me an easy understanding of the foundation of drawing.
I love this book. We are doing one drawing every day. My child who was reluctant to "express himself" with drawing without any foundation over the topic, has developed a good and positive
approach towards drawing.
May 13, 2019
1 year ago
Second generation learning to draw with this book.
I loved this book and am glad to be able to draw through it with my children.
February 22, 2019
1 year ago
Real art
I have four children who are artists because of this book. Now I’m buying it for my grandkids.
December 2, 2018
1 year ago
I am very impressed with this book. I've certainly grown in my ability to draw because of this textbook even though I haven't made it all the way through the book. It really helps you learn to see things in a new way which then helps you put it on paper. Highly recommended.
June 18, 2018
over 3 years ago
Good Basic Drawing Principles
This book covers basic drawing principles and my children have made great progress and gained confidence as we've worked through this book together. I've used it with my teenagers down to my 6 year old.
June 7, 2018
over 2 years ago
Drawing Textbook
I used this book with my children when we home schooled 25 years ago. It is simple enough for complete novices to use, and we all enjoyed the success we felt with each of the exercises we did. I bought this copy of the book for my 8-year-old grandson, who shows promising artistic talent. So far, he is enjoying it a lot. Rainbow Resource sent it out in exactly the time they promised, and their price was the best I found on the Internet.
April 21, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great book!
This is a fantastic learn-to-draw book. Other than the parent or teacher reading the introduction material, it's an open and go type of book. The lessons are short, and you can spend a few minutes doing part of a lesson, or a longer time and complete the lesson.
April 2, 2017
over 3 years ago
Very effective and simple to use
I was a little disappointed when I opened the box and saw that this book was basically a glorified pamphlet, BUT when I started using it, I realized the value of the information and lessons within! And my kids love doing drawing lessons with this book. It starts simple and builds on the skills they learn and they end up drawing really neat pictures! My oldest daughter drew a candle in one of the lessons and now she plans to use that information to make Christmas cards by drawing the candle and embellishing to make it Christmas-y. Totally worth the price and very easy to use.
August 18, 2016
over 3 years ago

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