The Mastering Art series is designed to encourage enjoyment of a variety of arts and crafts. These books supply basic information for novices to the subject and provide further tips and ideas for those readers who already have some knowledge. Drawing examines the range of materials available. Basic drawing skills are used in a series of projects. From sketching techniques to more finished drawings, simple forms are developed into more complex ones such as the human body. Painting begins with tools and materials, colour-mixing and other practical skills. A series of ideas and techniques help readers to express themselves in paint and develop their own unique styles while learning about colour, perspective and composition.
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Anthony G. Hodge was born 1 August 1948. He is an author and illustrator, whose work is regularly exhibited. He has taught art to adults and children for 30 years.From School Library Journal:
Grade 5 Up-- This slim volume takes a hands-on approach to the teaching of painting. Hodge addresses broad issues--tools and materials, mixing colors, composition, etc.--in abbreviated, two-page spreads. His text is enhanced by paintings (some more clearly illustrative than others) and extended by projects loosely introduced, such as "paint a simple landscape . . . ." Coverage is choppy and superficial, and the information is necessarily, although frustratingly, limited. In explaining brightness, tone, and hue, for example, the author compares qualities of color to qualities of music--interesting as analogy, but murky as instruction. Where space is at such a premium, words must be very carefully chosen and concepts thoughtfully developed; this book fails to do so. Hodge does encourage experimentation and sets attainable standards, but foundering novices need more in the way of direction and definition. To the extent that the artist is ultimately his own teacher, the book may be sufficient to its task; still, it is best used, if at all, as a supplement to formal lessons or a more substantial text. Henry Pluckrose's Paints (Watts, 1987) is less ambitious in scope, but makes more effective use of a similar format at a similar level. --Marcia Hupp, Mamaroneck Public Library, NY
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Descripción Franklin Watts, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. X-library / School book Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001297862