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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 #: 065594
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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 #: 029770
    ISBN: 9780874776614
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    If I could express the essence of this enlightened book in one phrase it would be to quote the author, Mona Brookes (internationally acclaimed art educator and founder of Monart Drawing School): “designed to encourage you to draw for yourself.” The title says it all and is ideal for teens and adult beginners who want to enjoy drawing, learn fundamentals and discover their true potential. Brookes’ style is not a step-by-step project book or for those wanting to be a professional artist, but a psychological exploration of your inner mind and feelings mixed with pure enthusiasm. The book’s drawings and examples are a progression of students’ artwork as they work through her method of teaching—they were either terrified of drawing, had very basic skills or never could draw the way they wanted. The book is very copy heavy, but easy to read. It does a wonderful job of exploring various drawing media, as well as explaining styles—abstraction, flat, realistic, perspective—and helps the new artist develop a style their own. The book has a helpful list of basic supplies to get started and optional list for further exploration. Each concept presented is followed by a project with instructions, so you read and then apply. The book should be used in progression from start to finish as each concept builds on the next. There is value to glean from this book even if you only have time to read without doing the projects. 250 pgs, 7.5” x 9” pb. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 065736
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  • Item #: 063784
    ISBN: 9781438004389
    Retail: $7.99
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      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 #: 054187
    ISBN: 9781934968925
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  • Item #: 038607
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  • Item #: 066233
    Retail: $434.00
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    Early in our nation's history, the primary reason for education was to allow each person to read the Bible for himself. In the same spirit comes this complete first grade curriculum. While it incorporates history, science, art, and math, the heart of the program is phonics-based reading instruction with Biblical emphasis. This program was revised in 2013 and features a new title, changes to the teacher's manual and new package resources.

    Phonics instruction begins with a quick review of letter names and sounds using full-color alphabet flash cards, then follows with in-depth, step-by-step teaching of all phonics constructs. Phonics lesson plans teach new skills while reviewing previously-learned skills. By Lesson 31, students are able to read Bible stories in a special beginning Bible Reader. The reader uses a thematic approach to teach Bible history in chronological order from Genesis to Revelation. Students are expected to retell the Bible story, and then create a keepsake Bible notebook in which they summarize and illustrate Bible stories. (Linda used a similar approach years ago to teach Bible to our older children, and they enjoyed it very much.) Weekly memory verses selected from Proverbs help to develop character and handwriting at the same time. Hands-on projects are designed to help children understand the world of the Bible. These include creating timelines using the included figures, making Bible times costumes, and celebrating a Sabbath meal. Science focuses on the wonders of God's creation, and uses three Usborne books (Things Outdoors, Science with Water, and Science with Plants), which are included with the curriculum. Math incorporates hands-on activities, math manipulatives and a math workbook (Complete Book of Math Gr. 1-2). If you prefer a more serious approach to math (as we do), you can add another math program.

    The Deluxe Package includes the Teacher's Manual; student book; student worksheets; a Bible Notebook; Bible Reader; Complete Book of Math Gr. 1-2; My Big Book of 5-Minute Devotions; Unifix Cubes; a small geared clock; addition and subtraction flashcards; wood pattern blocks; Pattern Animals; Things Outdoors; Science with Water; Science with Plants; Honey for a Child's Heart; Peter and the Wolf CD; Enjoying Art Together; and Drawing with Children. ~ Bob

  • 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 #: 033845
    Retail: $29.95
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    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 #: 036857
    ISBN: 9780738212418
    Retail: $19.00
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    Mark Kistler, cartoonist and author of the ever-popular Draw Squad and Drawing in 3-D with Mark Kistler, has taught children to draw using his methods for years. In this book, he takes his fun, yet start-with-the-basics approach and offers it up to adults who think they can't even draw a straight line! He promises that yes, anyone can learn to draw if they set aside twenty minutes a day for a month. If you're game, you can grab any old pencil and sketchbook and embark on an adventure that will take you from drawing spheres to tackling the human face! I like the balance of simple form and more advanced skills he meshes together here. Although you begin by drawing a circle, you immediately turn it into a three-dimensional sphere by adding shading. So you skip that whole "drawing a straight line" thing and head straight into the world of 3-D. Lesson drawing subjects progress in difficulty, beginning with the basics: spheres and cubes. From there you build onto the cubes and spheres that you know, creating koalas, roses, cylinders, houses, rippling flags, pyramids, mugs, trees, rooms and cities in one-point perspective, buildings in two-point perspective, and the human eye and face. Each lesson goes step-by-step, with Mark's illustrations showing the student exactly what to add each time and his written instructions are clear, easy-to-follow and entertaining. Many of the lessons are reminiscent of those in Draw Squad, but the pace is a bit quicker, and the subject matter slightly more sophisticated. Lessons often end with a "Bonus Challenge" where you can take your new skill to the next level, and several examples from Mark's other adult students offer inspiration as well. Drawing supplies are minimal, although Mark makes suggestions and recommendations in several lessons. With its 30-day commitment and incremental lessons, I would recommend this one as an introductory drawing course for your high-schoolers, especially if they have not had much drawing instruction in the past.

  • Item #: 069163
    ISBN: 9781545527047
    Retail: $19.95
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  • Item #: 067661
    ISBN: 9781941082591
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 048859
    ISBN: 9780975494219
    Retail: $15.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Fascinating facts about wildlife, coupled with drawing instruction for the beginning nature journalist, make this a perfect supplement to the Handbook of Nature Study or other nature instructional text. Each two- or four-page spread is devoted to a different animal and contains: a good amount of interesting information about the animal; one or more artist-rendered sketches; and step-by-step drawing instructions to sketch the animal yourself. The book was written and illustrated by a husband and wife team, Colleen and Michael Monroe. Colleen is the writer, and she has included interesting and sometimes surprising facts about each subject (did you know that newborn fawns are born with no scent to protect them from predators?). Michael is a nationally known, award-winning (and self-taught) wildlife artist who spends most of his year visiting schools around the country, encouraging children to never give up on their dreams. His love of nature and wildlife is reflected in the sketches which adorn each page. The drawing instruction is detailed, begins with simple shapes, includes written instruction for adding features through the illustrated progression of steps, and ends with a completed sketch that very closely resembles part of the artist's depiction. Two pages of drawing tips, including a mini-lesson on shading, precede the actual text. Subjects include: hummingbirds, birds, ducks, loons, turtles, herons, frogs, rabbits, white-tailed deer, white-tailed fawns, owls, bears, and wolves. The book ends with some simple things you can do to help wildlife like keeping dangerous litter contained, building birdhouses, and planting flowers. The book is about 36 pages in landscape format with a hard cover, making it a little more durable for outdoor use.

  • Item #: 038200
    Retail: $8.79
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    This set of charcoals can be used by artists of all ages. There are 5 General Charcoal Pencils (6B, 6B, 4B, 2B & 2H) and one Charcoal White plus 1 Bonus Carbon Sketch and a bonus All-Art Sharpener. These are all set in a sturdy, reusable tray so that artists can take drawing to the classroom, in the field, or on the go! ~ Phyllis

  • 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 #: 071709
    ISBN: 9780439271769
    Retail: $11.99
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  • Item #: 071430
    ISBN: 9781454925644
    Retail: $12.95
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  • Item #: 069169
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      Could your kids use a little inspiration while drawing? Art dice can help! This set of 6 wooden dice contains a “color” die, a “shape” die, a “texture” die, a “people” die, a “home” die, and an “outdoors” die. Each die shows different colors, shapes, objects, or pieces on each face. Roll them to determine the colors you will use, shapes you will draw, textures to add to your artwork, or make a game out of the home or people dice to see who can complete their person or home first! Blocks are made from sustainable, eco-friendly rubberwood, printed with non-toxic stains, and store easily in a wooden tray. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 068500
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  • Item #: 067778
    ISBN: 9780399580178
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 067662
    ISBN: 9781941082652
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 064281
    ISBN: 9781633220652
    Retail: $8.95
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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. Kaufmanns 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 #: 053119
    Retail: $15.00
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    Includes 4 drawing pencils, medium and fine tip black markers, black brush tip marker, sketchbook, drawing paper, vellum paper, grid, eraser, sharpener and booklet.

  • Item #: 051263
    Retail: $16.69
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    Imagine the incredible projects you could do with students on a giant roll of paper. Ok, I will do it for you. Make a nature study and paint a classroom mural of the rainforest with all the creatures and plants. What about an ocean with fish and whales that are to scale with each other? This paper will stand up to wet paint (acrylics, watercolors) or dry media (crayons or chalk.) The large size also makes it perfect for life-size kid tracings, banners, posters, word walls and more. Just a few ideas to get you started! Paper is white, acid-free and measures 36" wide and 10 yards long. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 050093
    ISBN: 9781600584343
    Retail: $14.95
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  • Item #: 049419
    ISBN: 9780794524562
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 049414
    ISBN: 9780794539344
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  • Item #: 049411
    ISBN: 9780794529536
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