Learning By Doing: Northwest Coast Native Indian Art by educator Karin Clark and artist Jim Gilbert offers elementary and secondary teachers a curriculum guide to teaching the basics of Northwest Coast art. The step-by-step instruction builds on simple designs to the more complex basics of drawing, designing, painting and carving. The work focuses on Kwakwaka'wakw designs and presents blackline masters, lessons, and assessment forms. Basic information about the cultural traditions of the First Nations is provided at the beginning as the book is intended for the classroom that has some understanding of the spiritual nature of the art. A map, over 300 black and white detailed illustrations and 32 photos are included.