Practical Drafting Course

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Written by Melvin G. Peterman, products from Insight™ Technical Education provide self-directed learning materials for introducing vocational, technical, and professional fields, and for life enrichment.

These courses are self-teaching, self-paced, teach life skills, and great for all learning styles in the home school setting.

Practical Drafting, sketching, graphic design, and vision-dexterity-focus are available.

Practical Drafting Workbook

Practical Drafting by Melvin G. Peterman 0972205837

Practical Drafting™

By Melvin G. Peterman, Publisher: Insight™ Technical Education

ISBN-10:0972205837

Starts at the beginning with lines and sketching and quickly builds to a level that goes beyond standard high school drafting courses. With over 136 pages, Practical Drafting includes thirty pages of reference materials and focuses on the things that are important in today’s engineering world.

The student will learn to read and understand engineering drawings and drawing concepts by reading and doing the work. The book promotes drafting as a stepping stone to other career options such as engineering, architecture, industrial design, etc. All lessons in the book may be accomplished both by hand and with CAD.

Additional drafting supplies are necessary for this course. They can typically be found at an office supply store.

Upon completion your student will have one credit for high school drafting.

Lay-flat, spiral bound with 138  pages.

Grades: Jr, High to Senior High

List $38.00

Price $34.95

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Complete-A-Sketch™ 123™

Complete-A-Sketch-123 CD 0975528033

The Complete-A-Sketch 123 CD

By Melvin G. Peterman, Publisher: Insight™ Technical Education

ISBN-10: 0975528033

Complete-A-Sketch™ 123™ was created specifically for families to use in their home. It teaches by example, explores multiple sketching methods, teaches attention to detail, teaches technical sketching, and provides an independent learning opportunity.

It includes all of the works from Complete-A-Sketch, Volumes 1, 2, 3 with 7 exclusive bonus projects. Complete-A-Sketch™ 123™ has a single user license. In short this means that this CD is for individual use. The bonus materials introduce some drafting concepts and include modeling projects.

“Teaches by using examples of complete and partial art. Students use the complete picture to guide them in finishing the complete picture, much like a complex dot-to-dot. This provides a basis for precision drawings of all types and homes fine motor skills. It also teaches attention to detail and allows the student to work on his or her own. It can be done using freehand sketching and tools. (straight edge, circle templates, etc.).

Features of Complete-A-Sketch 123 include the following:

  • Complete-A-Sketch™ Volume 1 Orthographic includes 25 lessons that introduce the basics of two dimensional technical sketching
  • Complete-A-Sketch™ Volume 2 Isometric includes 32 lessons that introduce the basics of three dimensional technical sketching
  • Complete-A-Sketch™ Volume 3 Perspective includes 21 lessons that introduce the basics of perspective technical sketching

There are 78 Lessons plus Bonus Materials.

Required Drafting Tools for the projects are a straight edge, French curve or flexible curve.

System Requirements to use this CD are:

  • A computer with a CD drive
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® 7 or higher installed
  • Printer (To print projects on-demand from the CD for your family).

See brochures and sample pages from the publisher’s website (open in new windows.)

Elementary to Jr. High Reproducible Single-User License

List $29.00

Price $25.95

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Complete-A-Sketch™ Advanced™

Complete-A-Sketch Advanced CD 0975528025

Complete-A-Sketch™ Advanced™

Created by Mel Peterman, Clay Peterman, and Ian Peterman, Publisher: Insight™ Technical Education

ISBN-10: 0975528025

Complete-A-Sketch Advanced introduces advanced sketching methods, drafting concepts, orthographic, isometric, multi-view drawings, engineering concepts and more. Advanced bridges the gap between the other Complete-A-Sketch books and Practical Drafting.

Advanced was created to take advantage of the power of Acrobat® and the Internet. You will have on-demand access to 37 sketch projects, 8 3D paper model projects, 25 bonus* projects, and more. You will also have hyperlink access to the vast world of sketching, 3D modeling, CAD and more. Advanced is about learning and exploring. Explore the hyperlinks in the PDF and explore the bonus CAD files and technologies linked to from the CD. The CAD models and images offer both native and neutral formats so you can see images of the files, download programs that will allow you to view and/or view and explore the provided files. The CD has many tips and information on the CD in the form of .TXT files.

Required Drafting Tools for the projects are a straight edge, French curve or flexible curve.

System Requirements to use this CD are:

  • A computer with a CD drive
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® 7 or higher installed
  • Printer (To print projects on-demand from the CD for your family).

See Complete-A-Sketch-Brochure and Sample Pages from the publisher’s website (open in new windows.)

Age 10 and up, middle school

List $29.00

Price $25.95

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Complete-A-Sketch Vision-Dexterity-Focus

Complete-A-Sketch Vision-Dexterity-Focus by Melvin G. Peterman 0972205845

Complete-A-Sketch Vision-Dexterity-Focus

By Melvin G. Peterman, Publisher: Insight™ Technical Education

ISBN-10: 0972205845

For challenged learners, Complete-A-Sketch Vision-Dexterity-Focus has thicker lines and less detail, allowing challenged students to enjoy learning to sketch. All three sketching methods are covered in this book: orthographic, isometric, and perspective.

62 pages with a gummed edge in a folder. All of the pages are reproducible!

List $18.00

Price $16.50

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Practical Graphic Design

Practical Graphic Design 0972205853

Practical Graphic Design™

By Paul Bunch and Melvin G. Peterman, Publisher: Insight™ Technical Education

ISBN-10: 0972205853

Practical Drafting Design “provides an in-depth look at the graphic arts world. It provides the knowledge that can become the foundation for a career in graphic art, graphic design, web design, printing, publishing, etc. This book, coupled with Practical Drafting, can also lead to a career in technical illustration.”

Spiral bound, 150 pages.

Upon completion your student will have one credit for high school graphic design.

List $38.00

Price $34.95

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