Mark Kistler'S Draw Squad

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Touchstone, Sep 15, 1988 - Art - 224 pages
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As "Commander Mark" on his national PBS TV series The Secret City, Mark Kistler has taught 10 million viewers of all ages how to draw. Mark Kistler's Draw Squad gathers all his zany, effective shortcuts to basic drawing skills into a book that will delight would be artists of all ages.
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!

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User Review  - TheCuriousCottage - LibraryThing

About 8 years ago, I started using this book for our art curriculum for our homeschool. The kids LOVED it. They were 8 & 4 at the time. Since then, I have adapted the lessons to be used with an art ... Read full review

Makes learning to draw easy

User Review  - Kimberly M. -

My children are using this book in a beginning drawing art class and it has made such a difference in their drawing skills. I highly recommend it. Read full review


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About the author (1988)

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

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