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  1. practicalbydefault
    March 26, 2016 @ 9:04 pm

    Love this post Crystal, I am going to check this book out for my daughter 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  2. Art! Drawing part 1 | farmschooliowa
    March 28, 2016 @ 12:05 pm

    […] just read an AMAZING blog post on how to teach art to your teens. Drawing specifically. She explains right/left brain and some […]

  3. Mother of 3
    March 29, 2016 @ 5:11 pm

    We once had an art teacher tell my 11 year old (who refused to take her class because he couldn’t draw) to use tracing paper and graphite if it made him feel better. She told him to think of them as drawing tools and not to worry; the more he would copy the more practice he was getting drawing and that’s all that mattered. I was so stunned! I would have thought tracing was considered “cheating!” but it did help him continue art and for that I’m grateful.

  4. ART! Drawing part 2 – farmschooliowa
    April 20, 2016 @ 12:28 pm

    […] Inspire My Artist guest post on drawing for Starts at Eight […]

  5. Sandra K. Weston
    August 29, 2017 @ 6:46 pm

    As a homeschooling mom I taught all five of my children to draw using “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” as well as many other homeschoolers (and their parents). Now, as owner of an art center in a small town, I use the same concepts to teach students of all ages to draw. It never gets old (although I now own the most recent version of the book.) And, yes – at times we use tracing paper for certain projects, such as pastels. Sometimes it is more important to get the image onto the paper so that you can just move on and use the medium, than it is to struggle with the drawing aspect – students get stuck trying to make the drawing perfect.

  6. Heidi
    August 29, 2017 @ 10:47 pm

    Thank you so much for your insight Sandra! I know I have often felt guilty when thinking about letting the kids trace something just to get them going on a project. It is good to know that someone else advocates for this in certain circumstances!

  7. Art for Teens Who Say They Can’t Draw – Homeschool Freebie of the Day
    September 20, 2018 @ 1:01 am

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  8. Marybeth
    September 16, 2020 @ 11:48 am

    This website is no longer accessible with your link.

  9. Marybeth
    September 16, 2020 @ 11:51 am

    Actually it’s some of the links at the website that don’t work

  10. Heidi
    September 23, 2020 @ 9:37 am

    Thank you for letting me know! I have updated all the links!

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