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COURSE NO. FA -408

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Drawing Textbook followed by Mark Kistler’s Draw Squad (and eventually "Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station")

COURSE NOTES

ART PRACTICE: Three to four days weekly, for 20 to 40 minutes daily.

Scheduling Suggestions: 3 to 4 days weekly, for 20 to 40 minutes daily



BOOKS AND MATERIALS

 

Drawing Textbook

  • Author: Bruce McIntyre
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Audio-Visual Drawing Program, Ridgecrest, CA; 1995; 60 pages; 37 lessons; 222 activities; teacher notes included; appendices in the back

 

Step-by-step drawing instruction, introducing three-dimensional drawing, using a cartoon format.  Instructs and drills surface, size, surface lines, overlapping, shaking, density and foreshortening.  There are some great posters and charts in the back of the book that illustrate all of the concepts to be learned in this book.  This book teaches the child to break larger or more complex pictures into bite-sized pieces, practices pen grip, and teaches the child to work sequentially through a book or lesson.  You will only need one book for the family.  This book may take more than one year to complete, and that is just fine.

Each “lesson” is made up of five or more figures to draw, with very short instructions given for each figure.  Spend one quality art period per week with your student, reviewing old lessons and discussing the new lessons for the week.  Have the student read the instructions aloud to you or into a tape recorder so he learns how to think through drawing and its vocabulary.  For the rest of the week, have the student practice independently.  Each day have him do the next figure in the series in three different sizes—on a 3 x 5 card, on a regular piece of paper, and on the driveway with sidewalk chalk, perhaps?  Have some fun here with size and the medium used.  

To report this course, give the lesson numbers completed.  For a work sample, send a copy of the student’s best work for the quarter—in three different sizes.

Draw Squad

  • Author: Mark Kistler
  • ISBN: 0671656945        978-067165942
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

A Fireside Book, published by Simon and Schuster, New York, NY; 1988; 250 pages; 8 chapters; 30 multiple-step lessons; introductory notes, teacher’s notes, evaluation guide

 

Mr. Kistler is a student of Bruce McIntyre (see Drawing Textbook above).  Complete at least half of the Drawing Textbook before moving to Kistler’s books.  Mr. Kistler’s books will take a year or more each to complete also.  These are 3D-drawing worktexts, using a cartooning format: tables, chairs, boxes, cakes, fishbowls, spaceships, houses, cities, sawhorses and characters, combined in complex and fanciful action scenes.  Be sure to thoroughly identify and exercise the vocabulary and concepts taught in each lesson, reading the lesson quickly between you and your student before turning him loose in this text.  About twenty minutes daily, three or more days per week.
 
To report this course, give the lesson numbers completed.  For a work sample, send a copy of the student’s best work for the quarter—the busier the scene, the better!


Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station

  • Author: Mark Kistler
  • ISBN: 0671500139        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

288 pages; Fireside (December 2, 1994)

 

Move on to this title after completing Mark Kistler's Draw Squad.


 

 




LESSON PLANNER

WEEK A

Preparatory Week A: Use this school week to gather the materials for this course and thoroughly read the book notes, course notes, and, if applicable, the weekly lesson plan in your St. Thomas Aquinas Academy curriculum guide.


WEEK B

Preparatory Week B: Use this school week to complete Preparatory Week A and explore the materials for this course. Flip through all of this course’s materials. Make mental notes about the design and organization the resources for the course (editor’s notes, table of contents, maps, charts, forms, appendices, glossaries, bibliographies, end notes, internet supports, etc.).


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WEEK C

Preparatory Week C
Preparatory Week C: This is a bonus week. Use it for Semester 1 catch-up, corrections, review, assessment testing, standardized testing, or semester reporting (Semester 1 reporting packets are due February 28th). Welcome/assessment packets for the upcoming school year may be ordered as early January 10th. Families are strongly encouraged to complete and return assessment tests by April


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Preparatory Week D
Preparatory Week D: This is a second bonus week. Complete Preparatory Week C or begin the Semester 2 course plan.


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