Empahsizing the Primary Colors
Sieglinde de Francesca
A Manual of Coloring Techniques for Teaching to Children
Now that this book is widely available and in an expanded edition, I can hear grades teachers and homeschooling parents around the world sighing with relief. Aaaah! At last, someone has written a beautiful, clear guide to teaching yourself, and then your students, how to beautifully color with block crayons.
Sieglinde de Francesca’s book, originally distributed only through her classes, arrives here in a new, expanded and revised edition, packed with beautiful illustrations and warm guidance. Focusing mainly on the needs of teachers of Grades 1-3, she nonetheless offers instruction that will carry any teacher into the upper grades as well. Here you can learn from a master colorist everything you need to know to guide your young students in the drawing of main lesson pictures and beautiful “anytime pictures.”
(nb: Kindergarteners should not be “taught” drawing — just provide the materials and do your own picture beside them. They’ll see and do whatever they need on their own.)
Inside you’ll find a complete introduction to the fundamentals of block crayon artistry, including the basic techniques for drawing landscapes, people, animals, seasons and weather.
You’ll also find wonderful suggestions and guidance for illustrating Main Lessons and guiding your students to follow your lead toward beauty.
Finally, at the very end, Sieglinde adds the secondary colors and worlds of possibility open wide.
Coloring with Block Crayons is sheer joy! Discover it for yourself and your students.