This is a unique resource for students interested in technical art and drafting that can be used prior to a formal drafting course (such as the Practical Drafting Workbook, HBC#070408). The course teaches drawing techniques by using example of complete and partial art. Students use the complete picture to guide them in finishing the incomplete picture, much like a complex dot-to-dot drawing. This provides a basis for precision drawings of all types and hones fine motor skills. It also teaches attention to detail.
The “workbook” has a cover that functions more as a file folder, with the individual drawings loosely bound so that they can be easily removed for practice. The course is designed to be self-taught and self-paced. The student can do the drawings freehand or using drafting tools (e.g. straight edge, circle templates). There are three different drawing formats: two-dimensional orthographic views, three-dimensional isometric, and three-dimensional perspective.
Please note that the purpose of this product is to train the eye and develop eye-hand coordination. Many of the drawings are taken from three pre-drafting products offered by the publisher that are much more difficult and technical. In this book, the drawings have been simplified and enlarged to make it easier to develop the necessary skills.
The nature of this product makes it ideal for use with older students who need remedial work due to problems with vision, dexterity, and focus. The lines are thicker and have less detail in order to develop the fine-motor skills.
Publisher: Insight Technical Education
Format: Shrink-Wrapped Packet
Author: Melvin G. Peterman
Age: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, adult
Grade: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Topic: Dexterity, Figural Perception, Drawing