Complete-A-Sketch Vision-Dexterity-Focus

Complete-A-Sketch Vision-Dexterity-Focus

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ISBN: 9780972205849
Grades: K-AD

Insight Technical Education has come up with a unique approach to technical art. Technical art manifests itself as drafting and computer-aided design. The author, Mel Peterman, has spent years doing drafting and CAD work in architecture, piping and electrical blueprints, and machinery design. Mel's idea is to give students the foundational work of doing technical drawing manually so that they may have a better "feel" and "style" when progressing to CAD programs.

The Complete-A-Sketch books should be the first books used. Mel's approach is very much "hands-on" - after a brief explanation of orthographic projections, isometric projections, and perspectives, it's drawing, drawing, drawing. But the drawing technique is easy to follow - easy enough, he even suggests starting Complete-A-Sketch with 4-6 year-olds! For each exercise, a small version of the object is shown, then the large version has all the corners and intersections filled in. The student connects all of the lines to complete the object. The objects get more detailed as you go. This volume "bridges the gap" between Complete-A-Sketch Vol. 3 and Practical Drafting, by teaching advanced technical sketching and also introducing drafting concepts and CAD. It includes 37 sketching projects, eight 3-D paper models to build and 25 bonus projects. Unlike the other volumes in the series, this one is on .pdf format on CD, so you can print pages for consumption.

Once you have completed the Complete-A-Sketch books, you are ready for Practical Drafting (recommended for Jr. High and up). The author asks that the student do each exercise both manually and using CAD software. To complete the project manually, the student will need some additional supplies. Of course, to complete the project on a computer, you will need some type of CAD program for your computer.

The last item is more free-form. Practical Graphic Design deals with page layout and design techniques for print projects. Points of discussion include margins, text columns, headers, footers, mastheads, headlines, subheads, captions, graphic objects and white space.

This program would be a good way to test the waters to see if your student in interested in engineering or technical art.




Primary Subject
Art/Crafts
Grade Start
K
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9780972205849
Binding
Perfect
Language
English
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Insight Technical Education
Weight
0.9 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 11.0" x 0.5"
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Student wants to learn to draw with perspective and eventually learn mechanical drafting
Gladys E on Aug 29, 2019
I thought it would be easier to use this book to start my 5 and 9 year olds before the 1-2-3 series.
Lorien S on Feb 23, 2017
Student wants to learn to draw with perspective and eventually learn mechanical drafting
Gladys E on Aug 29, 2019
To bridge between Complete a Sketch 3 and the Practical Drafting workbook
Cheryl P on Jun 23, 2018
I thought it would be easier to use this book to start my 5 and 9 year olds before the 1-2-3 series.
Lorien S on Feb 23, 2017
to improve student's writing skills
Sally S on Jun 30, 2016
I'm excited to introduce my teen son to drafting.
Carla B on Jun 26, 2016
My son wanted to learn to draw buildings and vehicles and could use some fun fine motor practice.
Tamara H on May 22, 2016
To bridge between Complete a Sketch 3 and the Practical Drafting workbook
Cheryl P on Jun 23, 2018
to improve student's writing skills
Sally S on Jun 30, 2016
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