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Big book of things to draw

Big book of things to draw

Art ideas
Big book of things to draw

  • A bumper volume of inspiring drawing ideas and step-by-step techniques.
  • Drawing activities include a watercolour city, chalky polar bears and a pastel tiger.
  • Includes advice on techniques and materials to help children develop their skills and creativity beyond the activities in the book.
  • Each project is accompanied by full-colour illustrations and easy step-by-step instructions to help young artists get the best results.


Key Stage: KS1/2 A/DT; Age 9+

Spiral-bound hardback:
Price: £9.99
ISBN: 9781409520382
96 pages
305 x 229mm

Author/Editor: Fiona Watt, Anna Milbourne and Rosie Dickins

Press Reviews

An enormous book brimming with art activities, inspiration and step-by-step tips for a variety of ability levels. Projects are accompanied by lively colour illustrations, encouraging children to brush up on a number of different creative techniques using materials ranging from chalk to watercolour paints.
Junior Magazine
Ever wondered how to draw a giraffe? Or a jumping kangaroo? You need "The Big Book of Things to Draw".
Sunday Express S Magazine - Best for Artists June 2008
If you wanted to buy just one book then the Big Book of Things to Draw, is probably the one for you. It has a bit of everything: how to draw horses, an introduction to paints and water colour, shading, using pastels.
Recommended in Annalisa Barbieri's Shopping Advice - Books, websites and DVDs that teach children to draw.

The Guardian May 2008

Reader Reviews

Big book of things to draw
My children took this book on loan from the library and have renewed it so many times that I thought it was time to purchase our own. I work as a teaching assistant at a local primary school. I am about to start to run my own arts and crafts club. I know I will find this book very useful.

Louise Mulligan, 15th January 2010
A "Thank you" from Bulgaria
I am a big fan of all Usborne art-books, published in Bulgaria! So are my colleagues and my sister! That's why I would like to say "Thank you" for these wonderful, creative and inspiring tools! We bought "Big Book of Things to Draw" just yesterday and already have 2 pastel-pictures on the wall of our dining-room! As a pedagogue I would also like to say that performing activities, shown in this book (and all the others from the same series) is a precious way to create and maintain relationship with young children and make them believe in their abilities to make the world a bit more beautiful! So, thank you and please, accept my personal and professional greetings!

Kristina, 20th July 2008