The National Course in Drawing is arranged to meet the needs of those teachers who believe that drawing should be taught for itself, and not entirely or principally for its value in other studies. Owing to the special attention given to free-hand drawing, this course will, however, prove of more value as an aid in other studies than any other course in drawing. It is arranged with the idea that much of the time often spent in modeling, paper folding and cutting, in illustrative work, in ambi dextrous exercises, and in working drawings, is wasted; and thus its chief difference from other courses is that free-hand drawing from objects is made the first subject of instruction, and for the first five or six years is, with color and arrangement study, the only work presented. Besides postponing the scientific work to the three upper grades of the grammar school, this work is made much more simple than that in other courses. It deals with the principles underlying work ing drawings, and does not include unrelated details Of construction, and subjects which cannot be understood by the pupils. Free-hand drawing of objects is now generally from copies or from dictation, and must be of this nature as long as pupils are not enabled to correct their own work.