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  • Item #: 003756
    ISBN: 9780874778274
    Retail: $19.95
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    Uses methods detailed in Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Mona Brooks. Here, she begins by advising us on providing an atmosphere for creativity, choosing supplies and using a variety of media. The lessons and method are based on training children to perceive their environments in terms of five elements of shape. By visualizing or "overlaying" objects with combinations of these basic shapes, children can quickly begin to draw impressively (or accurately?) and then go beyond this step to creating their own compositions. Lessons progress from learning and constructing the five elements to drawing "flat" pictures, then 3-D still lives. The course even teaches children to draw accurate representations of people. The book can be used by anyone able to read and understand it. However, younger children will probably need some guidance in putting the techniques and methods into practice, since there are few actual assigned exercises in the book. Because of the young age of the artists, the "before" and "after" pictures in the text are particularly striking. Newly revised and expanded, including two additional chapters explaining how to teach children with learning problems or special needs and how to implement drawing in the teaching of other subjects.

  • Item #: 038607
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  • Item #: 068500
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  • Item #: 061376
    ISBN: 9781890050900
    Retail: $6.99
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    Capture the beauty of birds with this simple bird lesson book by artist Judy Kaufmann. This book features 15 wild bird art lessons that start with simple shapes and finish with shading, texture and detail work on their surroundings. Kaufmann’s art style is elegant and detailed, pointing out the nuances of each species. She encourages you, the viewer, to go out and witness these magnificent creatures live, if possible, to further your connection and enhance your drawing experience. Supply list is comprised of basic drawing materials and the book includes 15 acid-free blank pages with a perforated edge for you to remove and start drawing. 48 pgs, 8 3/8” x 11”, pb. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 002349
    ISBN: 9781600584725
    Retail: $4.95
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       Learn to draw cute animals and practice writing your alphabet too! Each letter has a correlating animal (“A” for aardvark, “B’ for bear) with simple step-by-step drawing instructions. Instructions range from 4 to 6 steps with the final step colored in for added fun. As a bonus, this book comes with its own flip out 26-page practice pad that has the first drawing step pre-printed for you. Just finish the animal by following the rest of the steps in the book. Plus there’s a space to practice writing each name of the animal under your drawing. 32 pgs, 8.375x10.875” pb. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 028451
    ISBN: 9781633221031
    Retail: $8.95
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  • Item #: 056601
    ISBN: 9780764165795
    Retail: $18.99
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  • Item #: 061284
    ISBN: 9781404867604
    Retail: $5.19
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  • Item #: 028399
    ISBN: 9781633220645
    Retail: $8.95
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  • Item #: 040148
    ISBN: 9781600584800
    Retail: $8.95
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  • Item #: 035387
    ISBN: 9781600584459
    Retail: $8.95
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  • Item #: 061286
    ISBN: 9781404870581
    Retail: $5.19
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  • Item #: 050093
    ISBN: 9781600584343
    Retail: $14.95
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  • Item #: 061285
    ISBN: 9781404870598
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  • Item #: 061396
    ISBN: 9781592539369
    Retail: $17.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    Pleasant and insightful with simple instructions and straightforward text, this book is sure to be an inspirational gem with any animal and drawing enthusiast! Whether youre a new artist or more experienced, this step-by-step drawing book has a way of pulling you in, taking the basic shape and line instructional format a step further by giving you step-by-step instructions on applying and mixing colors to create beautiful shading and texture. The authors goal is not to have you just replicate exact perfection, but to truly capture the essence and spirit of each animal and have fun while doing it. For example, the author asked you to actually feel the fluffy softness of the bunny as you are drawing it and imagine blowing air into its fur. Throughout the book, animals are shown in samplings of various poses and angles, as well as colors and patterns. Plus, for all the science buffs, species names, traits and specs like size and weight are given for each animal. The book also features a section on experimenting with color mixing and creating animals fur to help you further explore and appreciate the capabilities of the colored pencil medium. So, grab the colored pencils and sketchbook. Lets get drawing! 110 pgs, 8.25 x 7.75 pb. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 067816
    ISBN: 9780439140072
    Retail: $11.99
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  • Item #: 003546
    ISBN: 9780980170801
    Retail: $34.99
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    Everyone in your family will be able to benefit from these drawing lessons which approach the skill of drawing in bite-size, incremental steps. The CD-ROM contains 30 lessons, each resulting in the same basic project, but with slightly different directions for students in grades in the grammar stage (grades 1-4), the logic stage (grades 5-8), and the rhetoric stage (grades 9-12). In the grammar stage, the author expects that students will learn basic color theory, basic shapes and lines, basic shading and shadowing techniques, and the ability to imitate styles of classic artists. Objectives for the logic stage are similar as for the grammar stage, but with the expectation that the older student will develop more sophisticated skills and understanding in color theory, shading and shadowing. By the rhetoric stage, students should be learning composition, advanced color theory, advanced shading and shadowing techniques as well as developing their own individual style in their art. Although the lessons can be used for class, co-op, or home use, no artistic experience on the teacher's part is required. The author suggests that as the teacher, you will probably want to do the lesson yourself before class, and perhaps do it along with them during class. The lessons are designed to take about an hour to complete, and the author suggests a pace of one lesson per week. Lessons begin with drawing basic shapes and progress to include contour drawings; shading and shadowing; creating highlights; the color wheel; using monochromatic, complementary, and analogous colors in a drawing; shading with color, perspective, drawing in different styles, drawing portraits, creating a pleasing composition and more.

    The lessons are very easy to use. They are accessible from the "lessons" tab at the top of the main screen, or you can jump into Lesson 1 after reading the basic information about the program. Each lesson consists of a teaching portion and a printable student handout for each. The lessons progress down the screen and include an objective for the lesson, the materials needed, and step-by-step instruction through the lesson. Each step is accompanied by an example of what the drawing should approximately resemble at that point, although depending on the skill level of the student, this will vary. The student handouts are typically a visual reference for the student for each lesson. Because the lessons are displayed on a computer, it would be hard for all students to see the subject they are drawing at the same time. Most of the student handouts will need to be printed in color, so you will probably need to have a color printer available to you. As far as supplies go, you will need to gather a few, but they are relatively inexpensive. Each student will need a set of 24 oil pastels, a set of 24 colored pencils, compressed charcoal, willow charcoal, a charcoal pencil, a white drawing pastel, a kneaded eraser, a blending stump, low-tack masking tape, tinted charcoal paper (9" x 12), white drawing paper (9" x 12"), newsprint paper (9" x 12"), and colored construction paper (9" x 12").

    All in all, it's a great basic course that you can use with all of your children at the same time, without the older ones getting bored or the younger ones being frustrated. Everyone can take learn or refine their own skill while working through the lessons. Because the "models" are usually photos included in the lesson material, the students could apply the same techniques to photos of their own selection to expand the lessons or practice further. I think that the CD-ROM format is an interesting choice, but I can see how it is a practical way for everyone to be able to see the lesson without sharing a book, and the student handouts can all be printed which avoids the issue of having student packets or even having to reproduce pages for each student. A lot of concepts are covered here, taught mostly from example and the student's drawing experience. Because the lessons are so straightforward and foundational, I could see a definite advantage in revisiting at least some of them each year, as students grow older and more skillful. The folks at Practical Homeschooling are fans too - The Phonics of Drawing received the first-place award in their Interactive Learning Awards for art. System requirements (PC only) are: Windows 98 or higher, CD-ROM drive. – Jess

  • Item #: 065594
    Retail: $15.49
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       Want to learn to draw? Then start now with this kit by General’s Pencil Co.—complete with a 30-page lesson book and all the tools needed to unleash your inner master artist! The lesson book has step-by-step drawing projects that cover elements of art (ex: line, texture, value) and design concepts (ex: rule of thirds, perspective), as well as basic drawing techniques and how to use the included tools. The kit includes a pad of 60 lb drawing paper, 2 graphite drawing pencils (hard 2H, soft 2B), 2 charcoal pencils (soft 4B, extra soft 6B), 1 Carbon Sketch pencil (graphite/charcoal blend), 1 Layout pencil (extra black) for outlining and sketching, Factis white vinyl eraser, Little Red pencil sharpener, and tortillion for blending graphite. From birds & animals, leaves & trees, to cityscapes & cartoon characters—and with a little practice too—create master pieces while learning to enjoy the world of drawing. Made in the USA. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 035385
    ISBN: 9781600584466
    Retail: $8.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

  • Item #: 064064
    Retail: $15.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

       With this kit, you can really put the art in language arts. Choose a shape as your outline and fill it with related words or even a quote. Includes: 8 connector pens, 5 erasable crayons, 1 eraser, 10 word art design starter papers, 10 paper sheets, word art stickers, 3 frames and hanging supplies, and an instructional workbook that provides practical tips, design suggestions, and cursive instructions to make your writing extra artsy!

  • Item #: 011138
    ISBN: 9781570915260
    Retail: $7.95
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    This book, by illustrator Ralph Masiello, helps kids begin drawing through clear, step-by-step picture instructions. While each step is short and simple, the end result is a realistic (fairly detailed) bug. Each bug covers a pair of facing pages - on the left are the directions (starting with a simple shape or line, and then being built up, with the existing lines in black and added lines of each step in red so kids can clearly see what is being done at each step) and on the right is a full page picture of that bug colored realistically with different materials. Just over a dozen different bugs are included. - Melissa
  • Item #: 004166
    ISBN: 9781933407876
    Retail: $9.95
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    Rich and Sharon Jeffus are like the "Backyard Scientist(s)" of art! Their books remind me so much of Jane Hoffman - it's like they can't wait to share everything with you about art! It's delightful to peruse a book in which the authors' enthusiasm is so obvious! Before the actual lessons in this book, you get a wonderful section on using art supplies (finally, someone has taken the time to explain those pencil grades!). Here are lots of "how to's" and incredible tips for drawing with pencil and charcoal, using oil pastels, tempera paints, water colors, and chalk pastels. Following is a page of "recipes" for different modeling compounds, including an edible clay! Before encountering the "real" lessons are 7 full pages of exercises in drawing from basic shapes. This is similar to the technique endorsed by Mona Brooks in Drawing with Children. The heart of the drawing book is the 26 lessons, corresponding to the 26 letters of the alphabet, entitled, The ABC's of Art. Here, in their typical breezy, chatty style the authors have given us much to consider and do on every page. Each lesson contains one or more art principles or definitions, one or more art activities, and information or practice on color and techniques. Plan on spending more than one art period for some of the lessons. As usual, sample artwork and illustrations provide excellent models. It is difficult to decide an "appropriate" age level for this course. While it looks as though Mark, at 7 would be able to do and enjoy the exercises, an adult would be equally instructed! This is an art course you can definitely use with all of your children at once! We only wish it didn't have to end at "Z" (actually, it doesn't really end at "Z", because they've packed an additional goody at the end - a brief overview of the major art styles, along with illustrative examples). We hope Visual Manna will produce additional "beginner-type" books in the future!

  • Item #: 015813
    ISBN: 9781607106302
    Retail: $16.95
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     32-page book, 16-page sketchpad, 16 metallic crayons, 8 regular crayons, ruler.

  • Item #: 011116
    ISBN: 9780971787407
    Retail: $16.95
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    Drawing live animals can often prove difficult for children (or anybody for that matter!). This art book is completely focused on helping children draw horses. It offers lots of practice, helpful tips, and critiques of other drawings, showing how to draw every piece to scale and shape. Activities range from some writing projects, mazes, complete-the-horse pictures, freehand drawing, to lessons and short exams. Interesting horse information is also included. Plus, the book comes from a Christian publisher and has Bible verses interspersed throughout.

    This book is a revised edition that is higher quality than the original. The same basic lessons and format are presented, but now there are 118 pages of lessons (instead of 102) and many additional pages of blank paper for students to practice drawing. These blank pages are prefaced with tips for keeping a sketchbook. This edition also comes with a set of five "marker cards" for additional assignments. With a new cover and a perfect instead of spiral binding, this edition will have students drawing horses in no time.

  • Item #: 024021
    ISBN: 9781600582592
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    This kit includes everything you need as a beginning artist. It includes a 32-page book, which provides an extensive introduction as well as several lessons to get you started. First, you are acquainted with the different materials used. The book discusses the purpose of each tool and different ways to get different effects. Once you have an understanding of the basics, you can move into the lessons. The lessons are broken down step-by-step and include pictures so you can clearly see the process. The lessons vary somewhat in difficulty, but are generally around the same skill level - for a beginner, but still fairly intermediate in overall detail and quality. After you complete the lessons, you should have a good foundation to continue from. As mentioned before, the materials you need to complete the lessons are included: drawing pencils, a kneaded eraser, sandpaper sharpener, pencil sharpener, stomp, measuring triangle and a drawing pad. The book and materials are contained in a durable plastic "book." - Melissa

  • Item #: 035350
    ISBN: 9781402784774
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.75

    As the cover states, "The Only Drawing Book You'll Ever Need to Be the Artist You've Always Wanted to Be!" I think it just might be true! Although written for kids, it doesn't speak down to them, instead it reads like it was written for adults. The reason for this is the author is actually addressing artists - and the effect is wonderful! She knows that all kids are artists, and becoming a wonderful artist is something they are all completely capable of. Consequently, the text and instructions are filled not just with encouragement, but with complete confidence. I really love the coverage and progression of this book. It explains many wonderful drawing techniques and tricks that I learned in a college drawing course and should be taught to children when they are just beginning. It starts with the simplest concepts, like appropriate materials (nothing fancy here, just a brief summary of different types of basic pencils and paper), exploring how to really see what you're drawing, and various types of lines. These lessons provide the foundation for the later lessons, which cover light and shadow, proportion and scale, perspective, drawing faces, and drawing bodies (don't worry - no nudity here!). Throughout each lesson, lots of great advice and a handful of effective, beneficial drawing exercises help children practice each concept. Another great thing about this book is that it is high-quality - the pages are thick and glossy, with color used throughout - it's hard for children to learn drawing with black and white pictures and then try to move on to real objects and suddenly have to translate color into their drawings. Any child with the motivation for working through this book will reap huge benefits in their artwork, and the exercises can be done again and again for additional practice, so even after it is complete it's worth having around. 112 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 048587
    Retail: $19.99
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  • Item #: 000781
    Retail: $12.35
    Rainbow Price: $8.06

    Kids love using chalk outdoors to create pictures on sidewalks. However, for some the fun of open-ended creating is intimidating or boring after a while. This drawing machine is especially fun for kids who are more interested in puzzle solving and guided instruction, but the whole family will love creating huge chalk drawings. It's difficult to explain how this contraption works without making it seem complicated and cumbersome, but in actuality, it's very easy and fun to use. Basically, you're creating a dot-to-dot puzzle using the codes on the pattern cards. The cards show what the finished picture will look like and then give 2-part codes (like A-21, B-12, S-8, etc.) that tell how to create it. You start with a large dot, line up the machine on the dot, twist the top until it is set on the letter in the code, pull out the tape measurer until it reaches the number in the code, and draw another large dot there. Connect the two dots, realign the machine on the new dot, and repeat the steps until the drawing is finished. Puzzles range from 10-40 dots and once the outline is finished, suggestions on how to color and decorate are included on the cards. The drawings are large, usually measuring about 3' x 3', but some are larger, like the T-rex that measures 5' x 9'. Included in the set are 10 patterns to follow, 5 jumbo chalk sticks, and the machine itself. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 063784
    ISBN: 9781438004389
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

      Part coloring book, part story book, I loved the open-endedness of this darling book! You’ll find some tracing uses stencils followed by some freehand, giving lots of opportunities for those littlest artists to have success. There is a lot of white space and the drawings are simple and charming as you add a spiral to a snail, stripes to a zebra and sails to a sailboat, etc. The book is spiral bound and lies nice and flat. As you use a stencil page, you then flip back to see what you just added! You can ask anticipatory questions as you work/color and even keep it to read as a story when you are done coloring. I think this book would make a perfect big brother/sister gift for a family with a new baby! It is perfect for a boy or girl with a box of new crayons or pencils. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 000981
    ISBN: 9781554531523
    Retail: $5.95
    Rainbow Price: $4.95