Shapes, Lines & Dots (Volume 1)

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


Local Pick Up (By arrangement) from the following:

Living Life Counselling Centre: 2-4 Bemboka Road, Croydon Hills (Vic)
MGA Counselling Services: 1036 Doncaster Road, East Doncaster (Vic)

Shipping costs:

Standard Domestic: AU$3 + AU$3 per book ordered
Standard Express: AU$5 + AU$5 per book ordered

Standard International: AU$8 + AU$3 per book ordered

For book store and art shop orders, please contact Matt on 1300 38 50 20 or email

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This is not your typical “how to draw” book for kids.

Shapes, Lines and Dots is about creativity and wellbeing. Being creative has a long list of well documented health benefits. It provides an outlet for emotions, enhances concentration, and improves both stress management and confidence. Shapes, Lines and Dots provides an opportunity for your child to explore their creativity and contribute to their own wellbeing at the same time.

Shapes, Lines and Dots also teaches mindful techniques. Mindfulness has been shown to contribute to good mental health in children. The exercises at the end of each chapter include an element of mindfulness, encouraging your child to observe keenly the world around them and record what they see. To get the most out of the mindful elements of this book, ensure all devices are switched off so your child is not distracted from the act of observing and creating.

Shapes, Lines and Dots is not about producing art with a capital ‘A’ and you don’t need to be “artistic” to benefit from this book. It is all about the process of making something that wasn’t there before; putting marks on paper and seeing characters come to life. It’s fun, it benefits your child, and it’s an activity that you can do together.

Additional information

Weight 0.22 kg

3 reviews for Shapes, Lines & Dots (Volume 1)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jared Glover

    the book is so awesome I cannot put it down

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bron (verified owner)

    Such a great book!
    My 9yo and 12yo son’s love it and so do I!
    Our favourites to draw have been the penguin, and monsters of different shapes and sizes!
    (Definitely NOT the farting dog, though he has given us many a funny dinner-table conversation! (Hmmm… Thanks Matt!)
    It’s great to have something to be able to use together as a family – and have fun doing it.
    Matt provides just enough direction and clues to help you copy his cartoon, but gives you confidence to see yours as uniquely different to his (and not as inferior!)
    And that’s pretty cool for those of us who believe we are “artistically- challenged”.

    Thanks Matt! looking forward to trying my hand and at dinosaurs, I mean dragons… you know what I mean… ?

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jenny G (verified owner)

    This book is one my boys keep coming back to. Most recently I’ve needed something to keep my 5 year old busy and quiet while the older 7 year old is at a lesson. Last lesson he spent the whole half hour drawing cartoon after cartoon and continued once we got home! I’ve also tried my hand so in that way it’s been a great way to bond with the boys. I’m ordering the other two now!

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