Illustrator Ed Emberley has developed a simple, nine-character "drawing alphabet" that enables children ages 5 to 12 to draw almost anything. By using simple shapes like a circle, triangle, and squiggle, Emberley demonstrates drawing things like ant parades, mice, and expressive faces. He discusses the many sources of artistic inspiration and shows kids how to create movement or tell a story just by adding simple details and decorations to their drawings. Enthusiastic child artists apply Emberley's ideas to their own art projects, creating personalized cards, books, and some amazingly intricate drawings. This video uses a combination of original songs celebrating the joy and creative potential of drawing, Emberley's instruction, and glimpses of real children engaged in drawing, which keeps kids interested and thoroughly entertained. A short activity guide, reminiscent of Emberley's many books on drawing
, accompanies the video and offers step-by-step instructions for creating things like cars, faces, and animals. This video will inspire and teach children of all artistic abilities--not to mention their parents! --Tami Horiuchi
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A kid's video guide to art and creativity featuring illustrator Ed Emberley. Find out how to draw almost anything in the universe! Squiggles, Dots & Lines
presents Ed Emberley's unique "drawing alphabet" with lively computer graphics and new songs. See kids like you illustrate books, make cards, party decorations and murals. A dog rock star, ants from outer space, and more will inspire your creativity!