With Drawing Lessons for Beginners Donna Hugh has given the aspiring artist an enormously helpful and motivating series, which supplements her lessons in the Art Lessons for Children series. In these four Drawing Lessons for Beginners volumes, she demonstrates a wide range of drawing techniques and uses a variety of drawing instruments. Throughout her long career in elementary education, Donna has emphasized both the importance and the joy of creating art. We produced this series by request from many users of our “Art Lessons For Children” series. The series was developed for use by both children and adults to learn to draw simple shapes, nature, people and animals. One of our most popular! DVD format available for all volumes. VHS formats available for Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4. Click on each individual volume title below to learn more and watch video clips!
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We produced this series by request from many users of our "Art Lessons For Children" series. The series was developed for use by both children and adults to learn to draw simple shapes, nature, people and animals. This series is one of our most popular! DVD Format. VHS unavailable. Click the NEXT button above for more information and to watch video clips from each volume!
In these lessons Donna emphasizes that art is carefully seeing the objects you draw and knowing them well. She demonstrates shadow drawing, shading, and the use of various kinds of pencils, as well as using a brush and pen as drawing instruments. DVD format only. VHS unavailable. Run Time: 76 Minutes
These lessons discuss understanding atmospheric perspective, how to use artistic convention, and demonstrate how to use a mat frame in order to find the most pleasing composition. The importance of seeing clearly and drawing carefully is emphasized. Run Time: 58 Minutes
When Donna Hugh draws a portrait, she points out the need to understand correct proportions and the proper placement of facial elements. When drawing a human figure, she demonstrates the grid method of drawing and also how to make gestural drawings. Run Time: 61 Minutes
When drawing an animal’s head, Donna Hugh urges students to first practice drawing its separate components. Drawing instruments include watercolor pencils, colored pencils, and ink. Two students briefly demonstrate the techniques Donna has taught them. Run Time: 58 Minutes