How To Draw Cool Stuff by Catherine V. Holmes ~ Enter for a chance to win!

Posted: June 14, 2016 in Book Blast, giveaways
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I used to draw all of the time. Give me a pencil and a piece of paper and anything could emerge. Life got in the way and I haven’t drawn anything in a long time.

I’m currently reading this book and will be sharing some of my drawing attempts along with my review later this month.

For today, I’m sharing the fun cover and blurb and a little something about what you’ll find in these pages.

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How To Draw Cool Stuff

Holidays, Seasons and Events

by Catherine V. Holmes

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Genre: Non Fiction



How to Draw Cool Stuff: Holidays, Seasons and Events is a step-by-step drawing guide that illustrates popular celebrations, holidays and events for your drawing pleasure. From the Chinese New Year to April Fools’ Day, Father’s Day to Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s Eve – this book covers over 100 fun days, holidays, seasons and events, and offers simple lessons that will teach you how to draw like a pro and get you in the spirit of whichever season it may be!

Some Book Details

Inside you will find specific exercises that offer step-by-step guidelines for drawing a variety of subjects. Each lesson starts with an easy-to-draw shape that will become the basic structure of the drawing. From there, each step adds elements to that structure, allowing the artist to build on their creation and make a more detailed image.

Each art project comes with a chart including information that the artist should be able to KNOW (facts, basic skills), UNDERSTAND (big ideas, concepts, essential questions), and therefore be able to DO (final assessment, performance, measurements of objectives) by the end of the lesson.

This additional information gives these pages more power than just ‘art for art’s sake’ – not that you need it – because art is important enough on its own! Artists are learning about themselves as expressive souls through the process of creating beautiful and interesting work.

The best part is, this is stuff that artists want to draw.

Information for Teachers using this Book:

Teachers can feel confident that they are using instructional time in ways that make a difference for their students when using this guide. Each lesson includes easy-to-follow instruction where the whole process is viewed through a sequence of detailed illustrations that can be linked to historical connections, your curriculum learning standards or adapted into an arts integration lesson. You decide how intense to make each project.

The projects can be differentiated to respond to students’ diverse learning styles through a mixture of visuals and text.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

HowToDrawCoolStuff author

Catherine V. Holmes is an art/ELA teacher and visual artist from historical Plymouth, Massachusetts. She studied at Boston University and at Bridgewater State College where she earned her BFA and MA in ED. She is currently working towards her second Master’s from the University of Scranton. Catherine Holmes specializes in portraits, architecture and illustrations. Her art is inspired by her feelings, ideas, and experiences, whether they are found in nature, the media or in man-made structures. Catherine is also heavily influenced by the interests and suggestions of her students. “To see success through their eyes inspires me to be a better teacher and creator of art.”


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  1. Linda Herold says:

    My son would love this book! Thanks for offering this giveaway!!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      My son is already reading it. He’s hogged it since I’ve been out of town a few days. LOL

  2. Mary Preston says:

    What fun!!! I’d love to have a go.

  3. Dario says:

    Sounds like a great and fun book, hope I’ll have a chance to read it soon!

  4. Sandra Watts says:

    I’m not very good at drawing. My son likes to draw and is pretty good at it however.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I used to have a sketch pad with me wherever I went. It’s been a long time and this will be a fun way to get back into it.

  5. Anne says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. I cannot draw and was the worst at it in school, but my son could draw so easily.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I learned a lot from school but would love to take some classes. My son is pretty good at it too:)

  6. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds great!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I just started reading the book. It’s got a lot of instructions and suggestions along with actually illustrations for drawing. I’m excited to see how I do!

  7. I’d love to draw like that :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      So would I. I’m going to give it a go and share my attempts with my review later this month! I better have thick skin. LOL

  8. This looks like such a fun book!

  9. I love to sketch…especially dead looking trees. I always find something interesting hidden in the lines. This sounds like a fantastic book and I would love to add it to my shelf.
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I know about your thing for trees. LOL I hope this book will get me back into drawing again. I’ll be reviewing it a little later and sharing some of my attempts.

  10. Sandra Watts says:

    Thanks again for hosting.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I am thrilled to share! It makes my day to let people know about authors and their babies:)

  11. This looks like a cool drawing book, I use to draw all the time when I was younger. :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I used to draw too, Stormi. Now I’m going to go grab some new sketch pads and pencils and jump back in.

  12. taylordeanbooks says:

    I can’t draw at all, so I wonder if this book could help me!!!