Complete-A-Sketch 1-2-3 on CD

Complete-A-Sketch 1-2-3 on CD

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Item #: 045031
ISBN: 9780975528037
Grades: K-AD

Product Description:

If you're planning on using this series with multiple children, you may want to invest in this set on CD. It contains Volumes 1-3 from the Complete-A-Sketch series in .pdf format so you can easily print pages for each child.

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.

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This book was recommended for a middle school engineering class
shelly k on Aug 24, 2019
I needed this product for a class in which my child is enrolled.
Isabel I on Aug 7, 2019
This book was recommended for a middle school engineering class
shelly k on Aug 24, 2019
required for a class
Heidi M on Aug 23, 2019
I needed this product for a class in which my child is enrolled.
Isabel I on Aug 7, 2019
it was required at ODA
Cecilia M on Aug 5, 2019
This was a required item for an engineering course my son is taking at One Day Academy.
Amber F on Jul 30, 2019
Required curriculum for homeschool co-op.
Diane P on Jul 15, 2019
My middle schooler loved Book One, so we wished to continue with the course.
Tami M on Jul 15, 2019
My child enjoyed creating line design series and I'm hoping this is the next step for him on his way to drafting .
Amy S on Oct 8, 2018
This is part of my son's schoolwork.
Michael W on Sep 11, 2018
This came highly recommended by my son's engineering teacher.
Emily B on Aug 29, 2018
Required for One day academy Engineering ! course
Wanda H on Aug 13, 2018
required text for an engineering class
Kathy L on Jul 23, 2018
Required for a class
Kristina L on Jul 17, 2018
Engineering Class
Kimberly D on Jul 7, 2018
Saw good recommendations on-line. I am a former engineer and a current homeschooler.
Daniel M on May 21, 2018
This CD is a required for a beginning Engineering class.
Jana P on Aug 24, 2017
For our homeschool academy course.
Sally B on Aug 21, 2017
It is required for an Engineering course my son is taking.
Sarah H on Aug 21, 2017
For a class
Erin D on Aug 21, 2017
It is the curriculum used by our homeschool academy.
Paul H on Aug 15, 2017
Got this set for a coop class
Julia S on Aug 11, 2017
I chose this for the benefits of teaching my child precision and following directions.
Marvin K on Jun 18, 2017
We have used and enjoyed this series with our older/graduated children. Owning the CD will enable easier printing for our younger/currently homeschooling children!
Lorien S on Feb 23, 2017
Recommended for an artistic child interested in drawing
Sheila D on Jan 5, 2017
To teach drafting.
Cynthia H on Jan 2, 2017
Because I can use it electronically and it give me freedom when roadschooling and just printing out what I want................
Geraldine R on Dec 11, 2016
This is part of the curriculum for our Engineering 1 class at the local homeschool co-op.
Marta N on Sep 11, 2016
I chose this item because it was a required text for a home school co-op class for an Engineering 1 class- age 13.
Lori Duhs B on Aug 25, 2016
Chosen curriculum by the Instructor.
Marla S on Aug 22, 2016
required text
Jennifer F on Aug 16, 2016
Needed for Engineering course for my jr. high boys.
Tiffiny H on Aug 14, 2016
required for a course
Amanda B on Aug 12, 2016
Required by homeschool class teacher
Kathryn K on Jul 27, 2016
I was looking for a fun way for my son to work on drawing skills and he has an interest in vehicles and architecture.
Tamara H on May 22, 2016
Practical introduction to architectural drawing.
Jennifer Z on Apr 29, 2016
My son loves to draw and I thought this would give him better instruction.
Carol L on Mar 19, 2016
We use this in learning therapy.
Kami T on Feb 6, 2016
Needed it for a one day a week homeschool class for 5th grader
Caty W on Nov 1, 2015
required for a class
Heidi M on Aug 23, 2019
it was required at ODA
Cecilia M on Aug 5, 2019
Is the CD compatible with Macs?
Lisa C on Apr 29, 2017
Yes, we have a Mac and used this program. My son enjoyed it and it really helped with perspective in his drawings.
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Love it!
My 15 yrs. old thanked me for this & said, "Finally, something interesting...I really like it!".
February 2, 2018
over 2 years ago
So glad we started with this!
We decided to switch curriculum this year. My son is in the 6th grade and the curriculum we bought came with the Advanced Sketch. My husband and I felt it may be a little too advanced with not having previously completing the 1, 2, 3 Sketch. I am so glad we decided to start him with 1, 2, 3. It is a perfect introduction with simple sketches at first that gradually increase in difficulty with each sketch that follows. It really is perfect and rather gratifying.
October 21, 2016
over 3 years ago

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