January 14, 2012

Free Guided Drawing Book!!

I am putting together a little series of free guided drawing booklets as a thank you for your love and support over the last year.  It has been a difficult year with my daughter's illness (she is doing amazingly!) and my sister's failing health.  I cannot thank you enough for the emails, prayers and words of comfort. I adore my bloggy friends!

So - the first one is complete and ready for you to download!  It has a lot of high quality photographs -- so don't be surprised if it takes a few minutes to download. 



If you have any trouble with the Mediafire download - here is a Scribd version!

Guided Drawing

35 comments:

  1. Thank you! My kinder kiddos will love this!

    Kim
    Growing Up Teaching

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  2. wow- awesome, thank you so much.

    Liesel

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  3. This is so perfect for our afternoon drawing classes. Perfect timing. joy, Chandi

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  4. Thanks so much! I especially appreicate your introduction about the importance of arts and the inlcusion of meeting core standards. I look forward to using this with my kids!
    Sasha

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  5. That is a wonderful book. Thanks for sharing it so generously. I linked to your blog from my blog to share with my readers. http://vividlayers.blogspot.com/2012/01/free-guided-drawing-book.html I am an elementary art teacher and have a lot of fun art ideas on my blog.

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  6. Thank you! This is going to be an awesome thing for this non-artistic teacher! I appreciate your generosity!

    Oh My Little Classity Class

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  7. Terrific resource! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Thank you so much! My kids love when they are able to draw.

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  9. These are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  10. Thank you Sally. you give so much of your awesomeness!

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  11. Love this so much! Thanks so much for sharing! :)
    My Kindergarten Kids

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  12. I always enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing these great lessons.

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  13. Thanks for sharing!!

    www.youcanmakethesunshineanytime.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi Sally, you won't believe it, but this was one of my next to-do list - to go through your drawings and compile a booklet like this. You are so generous and thoughtful. Also, have been a great favourite for a year. And this year, I just plan to look at last year and follow through in my homeschool! :) love you loads!! Tracey

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  15. Sally I love your blog. Your ideas are fantastic. Thanks for sharing them. You inspired me to start a blog. I just have 3 entries but I am motivated. http://mrsameliapreschool.blogspot.com/

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  16. Wow! Thanks for that; that is so awesome! I wrote my thesis last year on "Teaching through the Arts" - so what you are saying about the value of art, developmentally, the symbolic relationships, and the thinking processes involved, wow! how I wish more mainstream educators would catch on! ;-)

    Children need the arts! Thanks.

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  17. Thank you for sharing. These are great and my students will enjoy them.

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  18. Thank you so very much for this gift to all of us. I am glad to know that your daughter is doing better!

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  19. Mom! You amaze me everyday! You inspire me to be a better teacher and person! You have so much talent - it blows me away! This book is amazing, and I know it will help out alot of teachers!!!

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  20. Sally, I LOVE your blog! I need to take lessons from you. Just lovely! <3

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  21. Thank you so much for your time and detailed instructions. Many children will benefit.

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  22. Thank-you! I received a link to your blog and I've just subscribed to it. I don't think I have any drawing ability, however, with your book, I just might be able to draw something. I am looking foward to your future books.

    Glinda

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  23. Sally, we just used your "drawing a pig" page today with our kids. 39 out of the 40 pre-k students could do it! Thank you SO much! Do you come up with these on your own, and could you make more animals? I just had to let you know how well the kids did, and how much I personally appreciate this.

    Thanks!

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT
    http://teachingwithsight.blogspot.com

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  24. Sharon - I do make them up. I can create drawing instructions for about anything you want. If you let me know what you want - I will include them in the next round of e-books. :)

    I even thought about make a video showing people how to create a guided drawing out of any subject. It really is a simple process.

    So happy it was a success!!!

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  25. I really appreciate your pages because being blind, I can't draw myself. But I can give the page to a 5th-grade volunteer in my class to help the pre-k students. Today I used your bat drawing page and Kevin (a 5th-grader) told me that my pre-k student Jonathan's bat looked better than the one that he did! We're doing a unit right now on animals. I would be so grateful if you could maybe include a lion, a horse, and/or an elephant in your next round of e-books. I know this is a large task. If there's anything that you need, let me know. I'm really big into finding books and music for people.

    Thanks!

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT
    http://teachingwithsight.blogspot.com

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  26. Thank you so much for this! I enjoyed reading about how this type of activity is good for the kiddos. I used a guided drawing today in the daycare where I work. One little guy was unable to process the instructions and after reading "The Power of Guided Drawing" I understand why she had problems. I will keep working with these little ones to help them develop these skills.

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  27. It is important to honor the developmental stage the children are at. Guided drawing such not begin until the second half of pre-kindergarten. At the later half of 4 years old, the child's ability to process the instructions and then re-produce the shapes is beginning to arise. Keep the drawings super simple and go very slowly. Do not expect the drawing to be of any standard. I work to create an environment that whatever drawing ability is there - is honored. I do not recommend working with children under the age of three or young fours.

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  28. Love this book! Thank you so much for putting it together in one place. I've been looking for something simple like this forever! And it's free! Thanks for your generous heart!

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  29. Great! Thank you for sharing!

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  30. Thank you for this great resource! Looking forward to the next one!

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  31. Love this! Just added it to my collection post. =)

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  32. This seems like a wonderful tool! Thanks so much!

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