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Anyone Can Arts...DRAWING MAGIC Guidebook 1 Paperback – November 5, 2011
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Accomplished fine artist, graphic designer, lecturer and instructor with over thirty-five years of excellent teaching experience, Peter Kraus is the founder of the ANYONE CAN...ARTS and the author of the Drawing Magic series of books. In addition to his dedication to Anyone Can...Arts, Peter Kraus is also an eminent instructor in a Los Angeles Community College. Highly proficient with multi medias and styles, Peter’s aim is to bring out the expressive quality of each student. His unique teaching approach is remarkably successful with not only the artistically inclined, but also the artistically challenged, special needs children and adults, senior citizens and at-risk-youth. Proven correct time and again, his conviction that DRAWING SKILL CAN BE LEARNED is the heart of his ANYONE CAN...ARTS philosophy. "When we are growing up, we are taught that a small percentage of people have the ability to draw well, but I'm convinced the opposite is true," confides Peter. While studying psychology, he questioned why some people have the talent to draw well and others don't. Something inside told him it was more than talent and his investigations led him to conclude people were not only not getting the right encouragement, but they were also getting instruction based on faulty premises. Schools teach that art comes from "intuition" and it simply flows from us. If a child isn't showing any artistic instincts from the get go, he never will. Peter doesn't deny the existence of artistically gifted individuals, but he believes drawing should be taught analytically as a skill. Instead of using the historically great artists as absolute models, our learning should start from the basics and evolve step-by-step at one's individual pace. This method gives the student a fair chance to discover he or she can actually draw well and do something with the skill. In fact, Peter prefers to look at drawing as functional and we can use it any way we want.
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Highly illustrated and the way he words the books make you understand how to draw and the right techinques to doing so! Some people think they could never draw and that is the wrong thinking, this book can teach anyone to draw! I know peraonally a Lady who couldn`t even draw stick fiqures and she is an incredible artist today, I have seen her work. I have also seen Peter Kraus work too, Fabulous drawings!!! I know several people personally who have bought his books and have become wonderful artists!! I always new I could draw things, but after buying Peter`s books and reading them and looking at the several illustrations, I have said WOW to my latest drawing a portrait!! Laugh if you want to, but I have it sitting on my easel and I can`t believe I did that, I couldn`t draw like that before!!!
He teaches from deep within his heart and truly wants you to have books that guide you exactly how to do all the techinques and tells you how to look at a photo and illustrates also on what he is explaining to you in the books. You have everything you need in these books!! These are wonderful gifts to give to someone no matter of their age at anytime! It is a great feeling learning to draw!! Having someone guide you all the way through, like Petere Kraus does. I recommend these books in the most way!
If you don`t think you can draw, oh yeah you can!!! The difference, Peter really truly wants you to learn to draw and enjoy doing so, but the right way and you will blow yourself away too! You will more then want to thank Peter for what he has done for you in his teaching and illustrations!
So , I say Grab this book now and Blow your minds!!!!!