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Nature Sketch Journal

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  • Item #: 059397
    ISBN: 9781940110578
    Retail: $14.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    A field trip can be just about anything: visit a museum, historical colony, recycling plant, ethnic restaurants, zoo, farm, or even a business. How do you get the most out of a field trip? This guide from Apologia helps you plan the outing from learning objectives to those practical details (logistics, safety, maps, etc.). After the first few pages, the rest is all for your student to record their memories. They are encouraged to draw pictures, collect artifacts, document sights, scents & sounds, and summarize the experience. What a great keepsake! Each 2 page spread (14 of them) is for a different field trip memory. Another section is called My Special Spot where the child is told to choose a place somewhere outside and write about it in during each of the 4 seasons. As I See It pages (17 single pages) are for open-ended expression for your student to draw or paste an image that is meaningful to them or include whatever the child desires. Spiral bound, laminated covers (that don't look too young for older students,) 64pp ~ Sara

  • Item #: 051434
    Retail: $5.40
    Rainbow Price: $3.20

    Similar in format to the 5 ½" x 8 ½" Notesketch, this Idea Journal offers a similar page layout at a lower price. It's a 50-sheet art journal, spiral-bound on the left-hand side with pages that are lined on the bottom half and blank on the top half. It's a great format for journaling, nature journaling, creative writing, designing, doodling and more. The back cover is not as sturdy as the Notesketch, but depending on its use, this may or may not be a factor.

  • Item #: 030042
    ISBN: 9780764933165
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.50

    Bird watching is one of the most enjoyable aspects of nature studies. Having freedom to illustrate and document what is observed provides many with a fulfilling bird watching experience. Yet, for others, guided observation is preferred. Containing 95 observation pages, observation suggestions, bird feeding tips and numerous other helpful pages, this journal is destined to become your favorite resource for documenting your birding journey.

    Each field observation page provides a line to record the date/time, location, weather, species description, and other miscellaneous information. A small area for a sketch is also included. Beautifully illustrated with John James Audubon art reproductions and containing a ribbon page marker, this book is destined to become a treasured friend. 143 pgs. Paperboard cover. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 007597
    ISBN: 9780970040589
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.24

    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 #: 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.

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    Retail: $134.52
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    Retail: $146.16
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  • Item #: 065961
    Retail: $28.40
    Rainbow Price: $18.75

    Quality water brushes work great for painting, sketching, nature journaling and more without messes. The easy-to-squeeze barrels feature a flattened shape in the middle preventing roll-off from work areas and a value system allowing for better control of water flow. Fill the brushes with water and use with pan watercolors or tempera cakes, or fill with inks or fluid colors for non-stop painting. This set by Pentel comes with four brush tips: fine, medium, large and flat, each with a cap. Brushes are 6.5" in length from end of barrel to brush tip. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 015575
    ISBN: 9780811735681
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.26

    Immense value is to be discovered in keeping a nature notebook, but have you ever wondered how to create a quality nature journal that will have long lasting impact and significance? Let me introduce you to this exceptional resource. Beginning with…well, the beginning, choosing resources to create your field kit, the author walks you through drawing with scale and using binoculars for nature study, two things not typically covered in a resource for nature journaling. Readers are then introduced to basic and intermediate field sketching techniques, field drawing techniques, field identification including taxonomic identification, and pulling it all together with descriptive note and maps. Intermingled throughout this excellent instruction are sample drawings and illustrations, exercises to develop skills, and descriptive writings. Destined to be a treasured resource for the nature enthusiasts in your family! SC. 150 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 009844
    ISBN: 9781633220805
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.55

  • Item #: 009836
    ISBN: 9781780677354
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.50

    Nature journaling comes naturally for some children, but others need a little more guidance to release their inner naturalist. Combining guided activities and free journaling or sketching pages, children will learn about various aspects of our physical world and gain confidence in recording their own observations. Planet Earth, moon and stars, tree identification, flowers, insects, frogs and toads, moths and butterflies, seashells, birds, and more are introduced. While most activities center on drawing and reflecting, a few hands-on activities are included as well: for example, making leaf prints and growing sprout head.

    This nature journal's 8"x 11 ½" size makes it perfect for children to document their nature journey without the limitations smaller journals present. Bright colors, black-line illustrations and well-constructed pages and binding will allow storage of your children's outdoor reflections and memories for years. Sturdy, flexible cardboard cover. 224 pgs. ~ Deanne