Drawing Textbook

Discovering Drawing, 3rd Edition

By Sallye Mahan-Cox

The Discovering Drawing textbook bridges the gap between art instruction, artistic expression, and personal discovery. Students explore all facets of the drawing process and media in this comprehensive program that incorporates both realistic and expressive drawing techniques with art history, aesthetics, and criticism. The third edition includes in-demand features such as connections to STEM and design, Big Ideas, and diverse and inclusive contemporary art. A stunning collection of student and professional work and stimulating hands-on studio opportunities, inspire students and foster skill mastery. Additionally, portfolio tips, drawing career profiles, and step-by-step instructions immerse students in the drawing process.

What Is Drawing?

Drawing Textbook Features:

  • Stunning fine art examples from historical and contemporary artists.
  • Videos and technical images to clarify processes.
  • Writing prompts and captivating career profiles.
  • Exemplary studios with step-by-step instruction.
  • A variety of processes that can be adapted to your teaching environment and student interests.
  • Portfolio development opportunities.
  • Technical and aesthetic inquiry opportunities.
  • A wealth of art history and alternative approaches that expand student knowledge of our visual world.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: What Is Drawing?
  • Chapter 2: The Basics
  • Chapter 3: Still Life
  • Chapter 4: Drawing Landscapes
  • Chapter 5: The Built Environment
  • Chapter 6: The Figure
  • Chapter 7: Portraits
  • Chapter 8: Drawing Animals
  • Chapter 9: Making Meaning through Drawing
  • Chapter 10: Imaginary Worlds
  • Timeline of Drawing

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