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  • Item #: 020860
    ISBN: 9780970040527
    Retail: $16.95
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    The Lamb's Book of Art is an excellent starting point for any beginning artist. The lessons and instructions are easy to follow and could be used for self-study for an older child. A variety of concepts are taught like drawing, color theory, portraits, anatomy, nature studies, cartooning, perspective, shading, lettering, and more. The lessons are fun, and you won't find yourself getting bored with monotonous activities. Plus, the book comes from a Christian publisher and Bible verses accompany most lessons. Art doesn't have to be hopeless! Lessons are reproducible for in home use and there are plenty of blank pages in the book to create art on.

    This book was revised in 2006 and is higher quality than the original. The basic lessons and format are the same, but there are now 168 pages instead of 128, with easier to read text and a fun set of five "marker cards" for additional assignments. Instead of the spiral binding of the original book, this edition sports a perfect binding. With this upgraded edition, they've taken a good thing and made it even better.

  • Item #: 020861
    ISBN: 9780970040541
    Retail: $16.95
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    This self-instructional drawing book can teach anyone to draw! Going step-by-step and covering all the basics of drawing such as perspective, proportion, line, ellipses, and more, this is a complete and encouraging program. The lessons are easy-to-read, have a conversational tone and there is room directly on the lesson page to experiment with the directions given. Since the book is consumable, you can draw your assignment right in the space provided or photocopy the pages so the book will last longer. You'll draw portraits, still life, and nature, improving all the time. Children in the middle grades could also use How Great Thou Art if they feel ready for a more serious drawing book. Revised, the book includes over 85 lessons on 118 pages and an additional 25 blank pages for sketching. Bible verses and inspirational quotes are included throughout the book. Five pen and ink cards are included with the book. Recommended supplies include 3 drawing pencils (HB,2B,4B), a pencil sharpener, an extra fine black marker pen, 1 kneaded eraser,a calligraphy marker pen (medium sized), and a 12" ruler.

  • Item #: 067918
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    Covers Impressionism and Neo Classical; primary, secondary, and tertiary colors; tones; monochromatic; color theory; foreshortening; pastels; composition; focal point; and chiaroscuro. Skills include drawing with lines, adding texture, copying the masters, colored pencil work, and beginning painting.

  • Item #: 071538
    Retail: $22.95
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    Covers cave paintings, Assyrian art, the Babylonian Lion, drawing an obelisk/geometric shapes/maze, walking Egyptian, drawing the eye, Greek pottery designs, light/dark, human anatomy, Greek architecture, perspective, drawing arches, vases, mosaic, landscape, depth/detail, and so much more.

  • Item #: 008315
    Retail: $10.95
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    Although the Lamb's Books were designed with instruction included, parent's have asked author Barry Stebbing for more thorough explanations and instruction. This manual has a comprehensive guide for each lesson for both texts. If you feel you need extra guidance teaching art with the Lamb's Books, here it is.

  • Item #: 055400
    Retail: $95.00
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  • Item #: 064570
    ISBN: 9781844484546
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.25

  • Item #: 046131
    Retail: $24.95
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    Barry Stebbing demonstrates each lesson in How Great Thou Art I and How Great Thou ART II in this 3-DVD set. It contains 117 lessons, drawn from both books. Lessons in I and II are covered at the same time, since they both cover the same concepts but use different drawing subject matter. Lessons are short, with Barry (off-screen) explaining each lesson's exercise and showing an example, drawing right in the books. A terrific accompaniment to the books if you could use a visual component! Includes over 4 ½ hrs of instruction.

    How Great Thou Art DVD Courses

  • Item #: 007786
    ISBN: 9781619991316
    Retail: $34.95
    Rainbow Price: $33.50

    If you're really unsure about teaching art, or you need additional teaching support, you may want to consider these helpful DVDs. Barry Stebbing provides a nice introduction to the program and supplies, and then walks viewers through each lesson while he models the exercises and provides helpful tips and guidance to students. While you may want to note the filming is not of the highest quality, you'll find many hours of instruction in this complete teaching companion!

  • Item #: 023493
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    This set of small, round paintbrushes comes with four brush sizes: #1, #3, #5 and #8. This set is especially recommended for use with the How Great Thou Art programs, but are great for general painting needs as well. The back of the package features suggestions from Barry Stebbing on using and caring for your brushes. ~ Rachel P.

  • Item #: 003391
    ISBN: 9780970040565
    Retail: $56.95
    Rainbow Price: $47.95

    An ambitious undertaking by Barry Stebbing of How Great Thou Art that focuses on Christian artists and the periods of art (Early Christian, Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, and Early Renaissance) that strived to glorify God. This book incorporates art history and art instruction into one 4-year curriculum. Art lessons teach basic fundamentals in drawing, painting, and color theory. With over 250 lessons and 450+ pages, a set of 36 master postcards, 25 "Paint Cards", 10 "Marker Cards", and exams covering each period of art, this program sounds like a great value.

  • Item #: 071539
    Retail: $22.95
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    Covers Cimabue, Giotto di Bondone, Fra Angelico, Correggio (The Pieta), Titian, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, religious art, gothic style, Jan van Eyck, Albrecht Durer, Hieronymus Bosch, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Matthias Grunewald, Baroque Art, Rubens, El Greco, Pieter Bruegel, Anthony van Dyke, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Vermeer, Willem Kalf, Jan Steen, Abraham Mignon, Pieter Goerritsz van Roestraten, Caravaggio, Bernini, Diego Velazquez, the eye, windows/natural light, warm/cool colors, drawing/shading with lines, point perspective, color wheel, and so much more

  • Item #: 007777
    Retail: $59.95
    Rainbow Price: $54.95

    While they may seem pricey at first glance, this set is the next best thing to having Barry Stebbing teach art in your home. The DVDs cover each lesson in the text, so you can watch or even follow along as Barry completes the exercises and provides helpful tips and guidance for you and your young artists. An introduction and an explanation of the art supplies needed are provided on the first DVD. Although the presentation is not professional-quality in terms of sound and lighting, they are useful if you do not feel you can teach or facilitate the lessons in the book.

  • Item #: 065698
    Retail: $4.00
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    This is one of those inexpensive, craft room staples that once you have used it, you will find loads of projects to use it for! It is a liquid that, when dry, creates a thick, shiny, clear coating onto your paper crafts, jewelry, photo art or what have you. You could tint it blue and use it for water in a diorama with your Safari animal figures! It's great for holding beads or glitter in place. Save the time of layering coat after coat onto your projects. Drying time will vary according to thickness. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 055399
    Retail: $39.95
    Rainbow Price: $37.95

    This is an entire art course in one set of DVDs! Barry Stebbing has been an artist and educator for a long time. His style is relaxed, neat, structured, yet open to the happy accidents that often occur in art. His voice is easy to listen to and he narrates as he is painting and demonstrating. I watched the entire first oil painting lesson and feel I can go get some canvas paper, paints, turpentine, some brushes and start practicing the techniques he demonstrated. Mr. Stebbing begins with the basics and recommends that students be about 12 years old for oil painting. There are 2 DVDs each on oils, acrylics and watercolors for almost 11.5 hours of instruction total. This would be fun to use with multiple kids or even for parents to do along with students. Materials needed are basic, but should be of good quality for beginners to get the best results. Each video tells you what you will need to practice the techniques kids will learn. You can gather your own supplies based on Barry's reccomendations or purchase the boxed set which includes supplies and the DVD set. In general, he suggests that you practice with less costly materials to develop your skills before beginning a real painting.

    The whole approach is practical and home-friendly. Even if you are an artsy Mom or co-op teacher, the techniques in his videos are beyond what most of us artsy folks are familiar with. Small kids will need close supervision, but middle grades and up could probably do this program pretty independently. This is a good choice for a family looking for an elective and not wanting to use a structured art curriculum. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 007597
    ISBN: 9780970040589
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.30

    Barry Stebbing is a firm believer in keeping an art journal. After all, if aspiring writers are encouraged to keep up a journaling habit, how much more valuable is it to artists as an opportunity to sketch, write, and practice new techniques? This helpful companion offers encouragement and advice to young artists as they begin and develop their own art journals. In the beginning of the book, Barry gives students plenty of reasons to journal, along with tips on how this book will complement other How Great Thou Art instruction books. He also offers instruction on getting started, including how often to journal, how to write descriptive entries that complement the sketches, and more. The remainder of the book is broken up to focus on the parts of the art journal, including penmanship, format, recommended art materials, drawing basics, and using pen and ink and colored pencils. In each section, exercises are included to build both art and writing skills and get artists comfortable drawing different subjects in pencil, pen, or other mediums. Advice, encouragement, quotes, and examples of the author's and other artists' journals are sprinkled throughout, giving the book a leisurely feel instead of a series of assignments. Designed to be an art journaling guide, this is not a complete instructional book, but it can easily be used alongside any How Great Thou Art materials, or even any other art program you are currently using. And why not? The benefits are endless – you're improving your writing and drawing skills while creating a memento you and others will enjoy looking back on for years to come! – Jess

  • Item #: 033893
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $28.75

    If you're looking for a fairly conservative, Christian overview of art history without additional art instruction, you'll want to take a look at this DVD set. In 12 lessons, author and Christian artist Barry Stebbing examines art masterpieces and great artists from a biblical perspective. Lessons include: "What is Art?," "The Second Commandment," "Early Christian Art," "Godly Periods of Art / Byzantine," "Christian Artists," "The Dark Ages / Monasteries," "The Gothic Period," "The Renaissance," "The Reformation," "French Neo-Classical Art," "American Artists," and "Other Artists and Styles." Each lesson runs approximately 15 minutes and is like sitting in an informative art lecture, with lots of examples of great masterpieces shown on-screen as they are discussed. Mr. Stebbing raises excellent questions and topics for the Christian and art lover to consider, and does a really nice job highlighting some Christian artists that you may not stumble across in a secular art appreciation book. Although recommended for ages 12 and up, (probably because the content is not likely to spark a young child's interest), the artwork depicted tends to be biblical in content and shows little nudity. In an area like art appreciation where many families feel like they must tread very carefully, it's refreshing to find a resource that emphasizes the Christian aspects of art. – Jess

  • Item #: 033845
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $28.75

    This instructional drawing course is great for kids or families looking for a gentle introduction to how to draw. Artist Barry Stebbing, author of the How Great Thou Art programs, guides viewers through 6 lessons, drawing right along with the viewer. The lessons vary between 45 minutes to over an hour in length. Lessons are: Fundamentals I, Fundamentals II, Perspective, Portraits & Anatomy, Animals, and Treasures Around the Home. The first lesson starts out with the very basics; viewers will draw basic shapes, learn simple shading techniques and draw objects such as a fruit bowl. The first four lessons are perfect for younger children or very beginning artists, as the drawing projects all consist of simple objects, scenes and cartoons (like Wally the Worm). Interspersed into each lesson and example are basic drawing concepts, including shading, portraying three-dimensional objects, perspective, layering colors and more. The last two lessons get into more lifelike and still-life drawing, including realistic "portraits" of farm animals and a grouped still life with an apple, decanter, vase and flower.

    These lessons have also been aired on the Homeschool Channel, and How Great Thou Art offers homework PDF files available for free download on their site. Homework pages are grouped by age; 6-9, 10-13 and 14 to adult. Unlike How Great Thou Art's other DVDs, this one is a stand-alone drawing course. It would make a great drawing course for the whole family especially if you have not completed one of their other drawing courses. I think the content of much of the course is more appropriate for young artists just starting out, and while more drawing practice won't hurt anyone, the examples in the first few lessons are quite simple, and Mr. Stebbing appears to be addressing younger children at times. Materials needed for the course include a sketch pad and a 120-color colored pencil set. Approx. 223 min. - Jess

  • Item #: 050101
    ISBN: 9780971787452
    Retail: $26.95
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    If you can train yourself in the habit, keeping a nature journal offers not only the opportunity to continually hone artistic skills, but also provides ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, develop a deeper appreciation for nature, enhance penmanship and writing abilities and become a precious keepsake for years to come. This guide takes students lesson-by-lesson through developing their own nature journal and building the skills they'll need to capture examples of nature's beauty. Created by Barry Stebbing, author of the How Great Thou Art courses, these lessons are formatted similarly with short, easy-to-read lessons and a related assignment. There are 47 lessons total, the first segment focusing on assignments that can be done in the classroom, and later assignments which students will get to head outdoors to do. Lessons include designing the journal cover; learning how to appropriately frame the page; creating various tones in green and brown, and drawing specific objects or scenes such as onions, vines or tree trunks, landscapes, night scenes, farm animals, feathers, insects and much more. The lessons are illustrated with a variety of related drawings (both color and black-and-white) by Barry, some of which serve as examples to copy, and others to provide inspiration or examples for students' own drawing. The last piece of the book provides several blank journal pages with lines, a space for an inspiring quote and blank areas for drawing. You'll need a few specific supplies to complete the lessons, including a hardbound journal, a legal pad, a rubber band, colored pencils, a drawing pen, a writing pen, glue stick, tape, washable markers, a #6 watercolor brush (to use with the markers) and semi-gloss paper. Especially if you're not already emphasizing art in your curriculum, a course in nature journaling can provide your students a rewarding, creative tie-in to your science, English or even handwriting program – and get them outdoors to enjoy that sunshine! – Jess

  • Item #: 037977
    Retail: $471.00
    Rainbow Price: $404.00

    Designed as an option for families with a child in Grades 2 or 3 without older siblings using the MFW program, this one-year program is based around U.S. History and the Names of Jesus (If you do have older children and are interested in using MFW with all of them, look at Exploring Countries & Cultures). Students will explore American History from a Christian perspective as they build their own history notebook, use timelines, enjoy read-aloud books and do hands-on activities. In Bible, students study the character of Jesus through hands-on activities and memory verses. Students read for themselves from the NIrV Discoverer's Bible (included in package). Geography is explored by learning the 50 states with map work and projects. Science explores topics such as stars, weather, plants, birds, gravity, energy, friction and more with simple science experiments. Art and music is covered through patriotic songs; art lessons from Barry Stebbing's I Can Do All Things art program (recently reprinted by MFW) and more hands-on activities. Math, language arts and foreign language are not included in the package, but you may plug in your current programs or follow MFW's recommendations which are listed below.

    Deluxe package includes Teacher Manual, Synergy Guide, student sheets, placemat map, American Pioneers and Patriots, Map of the United States Sticker Picture, Science in the Kitchen, First Encyclopedia of Science, Science with Air, Birds, Nests and Eggs, Fun with Magnets kit, The 4th of July Story, North American Indians, The Thanksgiving Story, NIrV Discoverer's Bible, Story of the U.S., Red, White and Blue: The Story of the American Flag, Patriotic Songs of the USA CD, soda bottle bird feeder, U.S. history read-alouds (see website for more specifics), I Can Do All Things set (book, paint/marker cards and DVDs), Best of Tchaikovsky CD, and Story of Tchaikovsky CD.