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Discovering Great Artists

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  • Item #: 006181
    ISBN: 9780935607093
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    Here are 150 activities that teach the styles, works, and techniques of the great masters - Van Gogh, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and more. To imitate Michelangelo's Sistene Chapel, the young artist paints while reclined on his back with paper taped to the bottom of a table. To experience Van Gogh's style, children mix paints into a thick substance called "impasto" and then paint with heavy, swirling brush strokes. Each activity contains a brief history of the artist, a project, and an example of that artist's work.

  • Item #: 017489
    ISBN: 9780935607000
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    By the same authors of Discovering Great Artists, above, this project book features 75 art activities, all based on the work of famous American artists. The very helpful table of contents groups the artists into four categories, based on periods and style and also provides at-a-glance guidance on the art activity used, the style, the technique used for the project, the recommended age level, and the level of adult help. Each artist and corresponding project is featured on one or two glossy, full-color pages which offer background on the artist, a portrait of the artist as interpreted by a child, a description of the activity, a list of materials, and a step-by-step procedure. You'll enjoy activities such as designing a magazine cover like Norman Rockwell, drawing a busy scene in the style of Grandma Moses, creating a stained glass window with colored "bubbles" like Frank Lloyd Wright, creating your own "Seussel" character in the style of Theodor Seuss Geisel, and much, much more. You can also visit the author's website (www.brightring.com/americanartists.html) for links to examples of each artist's work. If your art appreciation course includes a study of American artists, you won't want to bypass this one! 142 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 071215
    ISBN: 9781780672816
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    What would you call your artistic style? Are you a fan of bright moving colors like Miro? Do you like to use positive and negative space like Chillida? Do you want to try drawing with scissors like Matisse did? This book is interactive. As you learn about 18 artists, you will be asked to draw, paint, cut and create both in and out of the newsprint pages. Many of the activities use simple art/craft supplies you likely have on hand (and if you don't you can improvise.) There are several colored pages in the back to get you started. It has a nice variety of projects that leave you room to add your own artistic flair. It does focus more on modern art, which is nice since there are loads of classical art books out there! Add this to your art lessons and see what happens! Approx. 130pp, sc, 8x11". ~ Sara

  • Item #: 014046
    ISBN: 9780544252233
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    Whimsically subtitled: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought), this delightful book delves into the fascinating, little known aspects of the lives of famous artists. Discover which of the great masters conducted secret autopsies, which artist lived over three times longer than the expected life span of her day, and which artist made it his goal to "shock the world every twenty-four hours". With its lively, rollicking text and comical portraits, this volume captivates like no other. Please note that one artist is mentioned as being homosexual, but the topic is not elaborated upon. 96 pgs, pb ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 029854
    ISBN: 9781626861633
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  • Item #: 027012
    ISBN: 9780486451084
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  • Item #: 034889
    ISBN: 9780912517261
    Retail: $7.95
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    This book is ideal for supplementing any art curriculum. It offers brief biographies of 100 great artists. One page is devoted to each biography, along with a drawing or picture of that artist. It covers Monet, Picasso, Grandma Moses, Audubon, Cassatt, Van Gogh, Matisse, Kandinksy, and tons of others, including many you may not recognize. The interesting, informative biographies recount the artists' lives from their births, through their major life events and works of art, to their deaths. While not packed with details, the biographies offer enough information for students to learn the basics about each artist's life. This book should be sufficient for those wanting to complete an overall study of the artists but not an in-depth study. The biographies are arranged in chronological order, so students can read straight through the book or you can use it as a reference for artists mentioned in your art curriculum. Several trivia questions and an index are included. 112 pgs.

  • Item #: 018796
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      Great starter set for any student artist wanting to dabble and experiment with multiple drawing, sketching, and coloring applications without a large investment. This set includes 5 types of pencils (10 each) all packaged in a sturdy flip-top box that opens to reveal a plastic tray organizer displaying all 50 pencils inside. For black & white drawings, this set includes 10 drawing pencils in varying levels of hardness from 5H - 5B and 10 charcoal pencils in the same hardness. For color artwork, this set includes 10 bright colored pencils, for sheen and special effects, 10 metallic colored pencils, and for wet, fluid effects add a wet brush to the 10 watercolor pencils. All the colored pencils in this set come pre-sharpened, while the graphite and charcoal pencils will need sharpened before use. Make sure you have a good sharpener ready. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 028179
    ISBN: 9781438001142
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    Imagine some of the great artists giving you an art lesson themselves! Paint a portrait with VanGogh. Make a sculpture with Picasso and a machine with DaVinci. Try watercolor with Monet and charcoal with Cezanne. Talk color with Matisse and movement with Degas. Clever illustrations by Laurence Anholt demonstrate how to do all of these things as if the artists themselves were sharing tips with your student. It reads like a comic book and has names of other artists your student can look into further either online or at the library. This large, colorful book would be a fabulous gift for a young artist! 9x11.5" 46pp, pb ~ Sara
  • Item #: 063820
    ISBN: 9781482412178
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  • Item #: 062049
    ISBN: 9780753472170
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  • Item #: 062050
    ISBN: 9780753472187
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  • Item #: 062051
    ISBN: 9780753471821
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  • Item #: 037680
    ISBN: 9781929683239
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  • Item #: 063824
    ISBN: 9781482412161
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  • Item #: 063823
    ISBN: 9781482412192
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  • Item #: 063821
    ISBN: 9781482413298
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  • Item #: 015360
    ISBN: 9781890674083
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  • Item #: 002442
    ISBN: 9780736960151
    Retail: $11.99
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    A Young Man’s Guide to Discovering His Bible introduces us to Zach, who with the guidance of his youth pastor, begins a journey of “unlocking the treasures” of God’s Word. As you read of Zach’s journey & transformation, the author will guide you in the same principals as well. Twelve chapters emphasize key observation tools and deep Bible study. Additional Bible study tools are discussed in a bonus appendix.

    Text is intermixed with fill-in questions that guide you naturally through the process; study and practice are equally emphasized; and each contains tools in the appendices to build spiritual training habits including reminders for Bible study, a Bible Reading Plan, and a Quiet Times Calendar. Approx. 200 pp, sc.

  • Item #: 002444
    ISBN: 9780736917810
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    A Young Woman’s Guide to Discovering Her Bible takes a personal approach: Elizabeth George speaks directly to the reader, mentoring her in a discipleship approach. Bible study methods and practices are interwoven with studying women “mentors” from the Bible, with extra emphasis placed on the Godly (and practical) characteristics of the Proverbs 31 woman. Ten chapters emphasize study, Biblical character and the Holy Spirit’s guidance to become more like Jesus.

    Contains text intermixed with fill-in questions that guide you naturally through the process; study and practice are equally emphasized; and each contains tools in the appendices to build spiritual training habits including reminders for Bible study, a Bible Reading Plan, and a Quiet Times Calendar. Approx. 200 pp, sc.

  • Item #: 063822
    ISBN: 9781482412147
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  • Item #: 063825
    ISBN: 9781482413304
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  • Item #: 070512
    ISBN: 9783791372068
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     This book is a great introduction to the Impressionist movement, why it was so important and some of the top artists who made it happen. Each artist has a brief bio and a colorful sampling of their work and where the art is displayed today. There are interesting tidbits on each painting and a timeline at the beginning of each artist’s section showing when they lived and the world events that were taking place during their life. Plus, there are fun questions about the artists or paintings throughout, as well as “learn more about” tips that direct the reader to websites for further research. This beautifully designed book has a clear presentation of information and is a joy to read. 46 pgs, hc. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 016601
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    This white, paperbacked tape is pH neutral and repositionable. Great for holding paper onto drawing boards or labeling, you can mark on this tape with pencil, pen or marker as well. ½" x 60 yards.

  • Item #: 061887
    ISBN: 9781613748978
    Retail: $24.99
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    More than just artist biographies, this book goes behind the scenes of many great works of art from a variety of periods and styles. Everyone from the Dutch masters to modern American artists are here. Gorgeous color photos accompany interesting text. There are 40 projects for students to try themselves, ranging from writing a poem to making a collage to creating an action figure or puppet and writing a story about it. Over 50 artists including Rembrandt, Matisse, Degas, O’Keefe, and Calder. It’s a different approach to an art book and I quite liked it. In fact, I read the whole book! It could be a good starting point for a unit study or just add it to any art program at home or at school. 175 pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 062052
    ISBN: 9780753471838
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  • Item #: 052596
    ISBN: 9780756686758
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    Splendid! What a treasury for the eyes – for the artist as well as the art historian. Named exactly and precisely, this book provides an examination of great paintings from 1100 to the present. This book features 66 of the world's most famous works of art from some of the world's best known artists. (One work per artist is included.). Each art reproduction is larger than many you find in books and accompanied with background information and a short biographical sketch of the artist. Then on a second two-page spread (the "Visual Tour"), details from the painting are highlighted and enlarged with further explanation. Helpfully, there's a diagram key to show you exactly where these areas are in context to the entire work. Printed in full-color on glossy paper, this book begs to be pored over – again and again. Please note that nudity appears in some of the artwork, as is typical of most millennial compilations of classical art. 250 pgs, oversized (10x12), hc ~ Janice

  • Item #: 026135
    ISBN: 9781929683147
    Retail: $24.00
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    This Great Science Adventures unit focuses on the different systems, functions and parts of the human body. The study uses the same hands-on approach found in the other titles in the series, creating and using 3D graphic organizers, making a Lots of Science Library Book for each lesson, and utilizing the investigative loop process through each of the labs. Lessons each focus on a different topic related to the human body, and are clearly laid out with objective, materials needed, instructions, suggested activities and more. For a more thorough description of the curriculum, see the The World of Plants description in the Botany section.
  • Item #: 005216
    ISBN: 9780996278485
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      Kathleen Wile narrates the complete text on the Discovering Design with Chemistry Audio Book USB flash drive (8G). This is just chapter content (including examples), and not the comprehension questions or experiments. Your auditory learners will love this and the articulate and clear recording. Play it anywhere you have a USB port – on your computer, in your car or other listening devices which have a USB format. You can download the audio files to your computer and MP3 player or iPod from your computer. I tried this in my car, and it was so easy to just plug and play. This makes listening on the go much more convenient. This flash drive format also eliminates the problem for those who have no disc drive on their computer or MP3-compatible CD player. This is a great companion to the text!