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I am an Artist.

I AM AN ARTIST. Jean Morman Unsworth. Palo Alto:Dale Seymour Publications, 1991. Illustrated, 52pp., softbound, $9.95.

Subtitled Beginning to Draw through Observation, this book is modest in size but worthy of acquisition by teachers, parents and even middle-grade students. Twenty-two drawing activities are on double page spreads, each including motivation, simple direction and several alternative drawing activities. All activities are valid learning-to-draw experiences featuring wonderful illustrations. Each activity is surrounded by a number of children's drawings that provide a strong expectation level for the student artist. In addition, most of the activities are complemented by reproductions of drawings and paintings by master artists whose work relates to the activity being presented. Sound advice to teachers and parents is also included. Activity Cards (twelve black-and-white, 8 1/2" x 11" prints of artists works) and a sketchbook are available supplements.
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Author:Anderson, Kent
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Nov 1, 1991
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