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Multiple Level Handout

The 10 minute Sketch Book

Created on September 08, 2012 by klawart

I have created a tool that helps students gain drawing skills while also boosting their confidence! I made sketchbooks for my classes’ grade 3 thru 6. The kids really look forward to the challenge and I end up with an ongoing record of student progress. Each day when they come to art they Pick up their sketch book and turn to the page for the day and I start the timer. They have ten minutes for drawing. When the time is up they close the book and go on to their daily lesson.

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  • klawart 09/08/2012 at 07:35pm
    I have had good results with this sketch book.

  • imagiNATION 09/12/2012 at 04:43am
    I really like how this gradually releases the responsibility to the students! Thanks for sharing.

  • mrscmjones 12/23/2012 at 06:11am
    I like how you have compiled a number of places for the students to work from. My only concern is that sources are not cited.
    Mona Brooks of , who has written a number of excellent books on drawing; Drawing with Children and Drawing for Older Children and Teens. I love her approach and have had lots of success using it with children. I find that children are more successful using this method than Betty Edwards'.
    Kathy Barbro of sells a number of pages in Mona Brooks style to aid children in observation.
    Dan Green's How to Draw- 101 series is a wonderful series to help children who want to work on their own. The drawings are broken down into their most simplest lines and shapes.
    The Doodling series of books that allows for students to finish a drawing from lines in a variety of themes.
    Ed Emberley also has some wonderfully easy, simple to follow drawing books for children.