Drawing for Young Children: Containing One Hundred and Fifty Drawing Copies, and Numerous Exercises

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Charles Knight and Company, 1838 - Drawing - 68 pages
 

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Page 17 - Drawing is of use, directly, as a general written language, superior in several respects to penmanship; it is almost indispensable to many professions and trades, and highly useful in many others ; and it would, if generally disseminated, be a powerful means of increasing the innocent enjoyments, good feelings, and good taste of a community. It is of use indirectly, by the discipline it gives to the eye, hand, powers of observation, memory, invention, taste, and in a degree to the other mental faculties....
Page 15 - Most little children attempt to draw of their own accord, and frequently receive much pleasure from their rude productions ; but the want of assistance and encouragement generally prevents them from making any proficiency. The object of this book is to assist the...
Page 15 - MOST little children attempt to draw of their own accord, and freqaently receive much pleasure from their rude productions ; but the want of assistance and encouragement generally prevents them from making any proficiency. The object of this book is to assist the instructor in teaching drawing to young children, or rather to show how children may be put in the way of instructing themselves, and of turning the art to the best account for the improvement of their faculties. In this book,' a beginning...
Page 17 - ... how miserable infants would generally be if they had not wonderful resources in themselves. In bad weather, in the evening, or at other seasons, when it is desirable that they should be provided with interesting and improving occupation of. a quiet description, drawing might be frequently introduced, whereby the idleness, mischief, and unseasonable noise and rudeness, which create so many bad feelings in families, might be considerably reduced. A very little assistance, encouragement, and sympathy,...
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