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ISBN13: 9780671656942
ISBN10: 0671656945
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As "Commander Mark" on his national PBS TV series andlt;Iandgt;The Secret City,andlt;/Iandgt; Mark Kistler has taught 10 million viewers of all ages how to draw. andlt;Iandgt;Mark Kistler's Draw Squadandlt;/Iandgt; gathers all his zany, effective shortcuts to basic drawing skills into a book that will delight would be artists of all ages. andlt;BRandgt; Like his TV show, the thirty lessons in this book are peppered with jokes, tips, and slogans, and organized in easy-to-follow steps. "Warm-up" exercises generate enthusiasm; the "Key Drawing Words" develop specific skills; practice pages are provided for hands-on participation; and the Commander's own lively sketches and "contests" invite you to add your own creative touches. His bubbling energy, flashes of whimsy, and talent as a teacher make learning to draw fun and easy — even for those who swear they can't draw a straight line!

About the Author

In addition to his popular TV drawing show, andlt;Bandgt;Mark Kistlerandlt;/Bandgt; is a cartoonist, illustrator, and school workshop leader. He lives in Oceanside, California.

Table of Contents

andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Contentsandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;My Goalsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Foreword by James M. Clarkeandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Foreword by Mona Brookesandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Chapter Oneandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;"I Can't Even Draw A Straight Line"Dissolving A Popular Mythandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The Pre-Testandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Special Notes For Teachers, Parents, Grandparents, High School Students and Kidsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The Ten Key Words of Drawingandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The Drawing Lesson Formatandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Supplies You Will Needandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Chapter Twoandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The Drawing Adventure Beginsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 1andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;FORESHORTENING: Creating the illusion of depth by distorting objects.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 2andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;SURFACE: Pushing objects higher or lower on the surface of the page.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 3andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;SHADING: Adding darkness opposite a light source.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 4andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;SHADOW: How to effectively use shadow.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 5andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;DENSITY: Manipulating detail and darkness to make some objects appear nearer than others.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 6andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;CONTOUR: Giving shape to curved surfaces.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 7andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;OVERLAPPING: Placing one object over another to create depth.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 8andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;SIZE: Bigger usually equals closer!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 9andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;ATTITUDE: How your attitude affects your drawing and vice versa.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 10andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;DAILY: Use it or lose it!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 11andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;INTERMEDIATE FORESHORTENING: With definition by Mike Schmid, Fort Wayne, INandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 12andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;INTERMEDIATE SURFACE: With definition by Hans van der Veen, Groningen, Netherlandsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 13andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;INTERMEDIATE SHADING: With definition by James M. Clarke, Houston, TXandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 14andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;INTERMEDIATE SHADOW: With definition by Hans van der Veen, Groningen, Netherlandsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 15andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;INTERMEDIATE DENSITY: With definition by Amy "Art" Krichko, Bitburg, West Germanyandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 16andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;INTERMEDIATE CONTOUR: With definition by Leslie Wingfield, Spring, TXandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 17andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;INTERMEDIATE OVERLAPPING: With definition by Margaret Hansen, San Ramon, CAandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 18andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;INTERMEDIATE SIZE: With definition by Amy "Art" Krichko, Bitburg, West Germanyandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 19andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;INTERMEDIATE ATTITUDE: With definition by Ken Krantz, Everett, WAandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 20andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;INTERMEDIATE DAILY: With definition by David Humphreys, Washington, DCandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 21andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;ADVANCED FORESHORTENING: With definition by Tracy Stiffler, Rochester, NYandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 22andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;ADVANCED SURFACE: With definition by Thomas DiPierro, Setauket, NYandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 23andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;ADVANCED SHADING: With definition by Mike Schmid, Fort Wayne, INandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 24andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;ADVANCED SHADOW: With definition by Ron Adams, Seattle, WAandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 25andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;ADVANCED DENSITY: With definition by Amy "Art" Krichko, Bitburg, West Germanyandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 26andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;ADVANCED CONTOUR: With definition by Ron Adams, Seattle, WAandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 27andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;ADVANCED OVERLAPPING: With definition by Leslie Wingfield, Spring, TXandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 28andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;ADVANCED SIZE: With definition by Amy "Art" Krichko, West Germanyandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 29andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;ADVANCED ATTITUDE: With definition by David Humphreys. Washington, DCandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lesson 30andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;ADVANCED DAILY: With definition by Vivienne Anderson, Albany, NYandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Chapter Threeandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Drawing Success in the Classroom Special Ideas For Teachersandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Chapter Fourandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;How Mark Kistler's Drawing Program Launched My First Grade Classroom by Margaret Hansenandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Chapter Fiveandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;More Ideas For Teachers by Mike Schmidandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Chapter Sixandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Drawing Self-Esteemandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Chapter Sevenandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Drawing Goals A Special Note to High School Studentsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Chapter Eightandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Kids Drawing For World Peaceandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Bruce McIntyre's Achievement Scaleandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Progress Club Chartandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Draw Squad Contest Progress Chartandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Suggested Readingandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Join the Draw Squadandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Draw Squad Video Tape Series Informationandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Draw Squad Franchise Information

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RaggDoll, May 1, 2007 (view all comments by RaggDoll)
this the greatest book for kids, and adults who were told all their lives they "couldn't" draw. From my then 7 year old to this mom of many. We have all learned to draw things that look like they are supposed to with out all the "snottiness" of art teachers. Very simple and several evenings of non-television fun.
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Product Details

Kistler, Mark
Touchstone Books
New York :
Study and teaching
United states
Art - Drawing
Drawing -- Study and teaching -- United States.
General Art
Art - Techniques
Children s Art-Drawing
Edition Description:
Series Volume:
nr. 80
Publication Date:
September 1988
Grade Level:
Toddler - Up
bandamp;w line art t-o
11 x 8.5 in 24.78 oz
Age Level:

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