Structured like a traditional drawing class, Drawing School: Fundamentals for the Beginner covers the concepts all serious beginning artists need in order to master basic drawing skills, including form, space, depth, proportion, composition, perspective, and more. To start the exploration, California State University art professor Jim Dowdalls demonstrates how to use the different types of drawing tools, including how to hold a pencil, how to use supports, and how to make a variety of marks and strokes. Artists will discover helpful information for understanding value and learning to create a value scale, as well as how to build value in their drawings using various techniques. Throughout this educational book, myriad step-by-step exercises and drawing projects encourage artists to put their newfound knowledge to use and practice the concepts and techniques demonstrated. With the skills and techniques they acquire in this comprehensive yet affordable drawing course, beginning artists will be ready to take their artwork to the next level. Filled with beautiful artwork that will inspire budding artists to continue to build and grow their craft, Drawing School: Fundamentals for the Beginner is the perfect place to start a mastery of fine art.
The Fundamentals of Drawing offers an academic-inspired, foundational exploration of the drawing basics, which ultimately serves as the gateway to Walter Foster's newest core drawing-book series: The Academy of Art. Structured like a class curriculum, The Fundamentals of Drawing covers the basic concepts any beginning artist needs to learn this art form, including space and depth, proportion, composition, perspective, and more. To start the exploration, art instructor Jim Dowdalls demonstrates how to use the different types of drawing tools, including how to hold a pencil, how to use supports, and how to make a variety of marks and strokes. Artists will discover helpful information for understanding value and learning to create a value scale, as well as how to build value in their drawings using various techniques. Throughout this educational book, a myriad of step-by-step exercises and drawing projects encourage artists to put their newfound knowledge to use and practice the concepts and techniques demonstrated. With the skills and techniques they acquire in this comprehensive drawing course, beginning artists will be ready to take their artwork to the next level. Full of beautiful artwork that will inspire readers to explore drawing further, The Fundamentals of Drawing is the perfect place to start a mastery of fine art.
Anyone with a little persistence and the desire can learn to draw well - this is the starting point for The Fundamentals of Drawing, a practical and comprehensive course for students of all abilities. Opportunities for practice and improvement are offered across a wide spectrum of subjects - still life, plants, landscapes, animals, figure drawing and portraiture - and supported by demonstrations of a broad range of skills and techniques, including perspective and composition. The methods used in The Fundamentals of Drawing have been practised through the centuries by art students and professional artists. They are time-honoured and proven. Barrington Barber brings his invaluable expertise as a working artist and teacher to the task of showing you how to use them effectively to create successful drawings. No matter what your level of expertise, you will find his clear approach encouraging and his way of teaching inspirational.
This inspiring book makes drawing in a realistic style easier than you may think and more fun than you ever imagined! Authors Mark and Mary Willenbrink (Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner) cover it all—from choosing materials and the correct way to hold your pencil, to expert advice on the tricky stuff, like getting proportions and perspective right, drawing reflections, and designing strong compositions. (It's not as scary as it sounds…not with Mark and Mary as your guide!) At the heart of this book, a series of fun, hands-on exercises help you practice and perfect your strokes—24 mini-demos lead up to 9 full step-by-step demos. Each exercise builds on the previous one as you develop your skills, build your confidence, and enjoy yourself along the way. The lessons you learn by drawing simple subjects such as coffee mugs, clouds and trees will help you take on progressively more challenging matter like animals, still lifes, landscapes and portraits…the kinds of subjects and scenes you've always dreamt of drawing. This book is just the ticket for budding artists of any age. It's never too early and never too late to discover the pure joy of drawing!
Still life has been a popular genre for many hundreds of years, and artists wishing to explore it can find inspirational examples from the time of the romans right up to the present day, encompassing murals from the Italian Renaissance, the lavish floral studies from the Netherlands in the early 17th century, the exuberant handling of the Impressionists, and the surprising new shapes and dimensions introduced by the Cubists and Surrealists. In The Fundamentals of Drawing Still Life, Barrington Barber explores the genre in all its richness. A teacher as well as a working artist, the author demonstrates in this book his wealth of experience in leading students through the fundamental steps of learning to draw and onwards by means of practice studies and learning from the work of earlier artists. Whether you are a beginner or are already well-versed in the art of drawing, you will find much in this book to inspire you and to develop your talent.
In this practical guide, Barrington Barber reveals the skills required to meet the demands of drawing in colour using a range of media, from coloured pencil and pastel to ink and watercolour. With the author's customary blend of expertise and encouragement, providing examples and exercises at every stage, The Fundamentals of Drawing in Colour takes aspiring artists step-by-step, teaching them to observe, compose and record a variety of subjects. After a straightforward introduction to colour theory, still-life studies are presented as the bedrock of drawing practice and, from this basis, the book goes on to deal in detail with landscape, animals and finally, the human figure and portraiture. The pace of modern life and the countless images we see every day discourage us from looking with true perception. The Fundamentals of Drawing in Colour shows how we can adjust our focus to take an absorbing, creative approach to the world around us.
Informatics in Schools Fundamentals of Computer Science and Software Engineering
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution and Perspectives, ISSEP 2018, held in St. Petersburg, Russia, in October 2018. The 29 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 74 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: role of programming and algorithmics in informatics for pupils of all ages; national concepts of teaching informatics; teacher education in informatics; contests and competitions in informatics; socio-psychological aspects of teaching informatics; and computer tools in teaching and studying informatics.
School administrators must constantly evaluate and refine school scheduling for optimum student and teacher performance. This book is for school administrators who need appropriate management techniques for scheduling students into classes. All parts of the puzzle are presented so the administrator can make wise choices about configuring the school day.
In this companion volume to his highly successful Fundamentals of Drawing, Barrington Barber takes the aspiring artist one step further in the quest for skill and competence. If you have come this far on the journey with him you will know that the more you practice the more visual surprised you are presented with and the more problems there are to overcome. In this book, you will be shown how to find solutions to these challenges through the application of more advanced techniques and the greater awareness that comes with closer study of a subject. You will also be encouraged to develop further your perception of the visual world to enable you to express emotions and ideas in your own work and to retain information for future use. Once you have absorbed the many techniques and approaches presented here, you will find your understanding and appreciation of the world around you opening up to reveal new possibilities.
Photography is international best-seller Michael Freeman’s life, and in this book he works together with fellow photography experts to share his and their knowledge with anyone who wants to learn not only how to take better photos, but also why those photographs work and where they fit in with the history of the craft. Inspired by the structure of a college course and the benefits of a collective learning environment, this book teaches the fundamentals of photography not just through comprehensive lessons and instructions, but also through challenges in which readers can participate. Sample work from Michael’s students provides inspiration, and critical evaluations of the results ensure that the core concepts are being grasped every step of the way. Additionally, readers can join in by sharing their work via the series’ dedicated website.