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  • Item #: 051559
    ISBN: 9781600510182
    Retail: $23.95
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  • Item #: 052580
    ISBN: 9781600510632
    Retail: $54.95
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  • Item #: 051560
    ISBN: 9781600510618
    Retail: $24.95
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  • Item #: ARTARG
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  • Item #: 033144
    ISBN: 9781842298008
    Retail: $29.99
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    Calligraphy means "beautiful writing" and this craft box set will help you discover this beautiful art form. This set is perfect for a creative individual who would like to get everything needed to start learning calligraphy. The pack comes complete with a hardcover instruction book, a Chinese paintbrush, pen holder and nibs, ink reservoirs, three small bottles of black ink, and metallic foils. The 64-page, full-color book provides an introduction to the European style of calligraphy in a very thorough and concise manner. You will learn how to use the equipment provided and how to master basic techniques. Six different styles of the alphabet are displayed for use in the many suggested projects. Learning fine penmanship has never been so much fun! ~ elise

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  • Item #: 064282
    ISBN: 9781847807007
    Retail: $19.99
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    Lets get ready for art school! This art book covers the elements of art and design principles in a playful, unique way that are presented throughout by 5 charming, caricatured professors with distinct personalities: the Professors of Ideas, Form, Senses, Making and the Planet. You feel like youre actually attending a design school, with the book divided into 4 sections: 1) Welcome to the School of Art where you have orientation and meet the 5 professors; 2) Term 1 covering the elements we need to make art and the first 17 lessons; 3) Term 2 covering the design principles that help us make art and lessons 18-33; 4) Term 3 bringing it all together to see what you can do with your newfound skills in lessons 34-40. And what school would be complete without the Final Exhibition at the end? Each lesson has a quick, simple activity to engage your mind and get you thinking like an artist. This book is fun, clever and educational, while presenting complex concepts with bright illustrations and scenarios that will have you wanting to read from start to finish in one setting. A valuable resource and great introduction to the world of art & design! 96 pgs, 10.5 x 11.25 hc. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 064770
    ISBN: 9780984601103
    Retail: $0.00
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      A framework for understanding western literature and culture. In explaining why we should read the “classic” literature of our culture, it’s many times been said that that literature represents an ongoing conversation – The Great Conversation. By reading, understanding, and then writing we enter that conversation of the ages. The author of this book, Robin Finley (author of Analytical Grammar), taught language arts to 8th graders for over 30 years and contends that the conversation is actually more of an argument with two main contenders – those who believe that God is in charge and those who believe that man is in charge. She traces western civilization/culture through history, illustrating how literature and historical events are intertwined. To understand literature, one needs to be acquainted with the historical framework and understand the underlying argument. A fascinating and helpful book. Discussion questions are provided at the end of each chapter. Read aloud as a family. Provide lots of time for discussion. 286 pgs, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 020923
    ISBN: 9780970040572
    Retail: $16.95
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    The lessons presented in this book complement the Lamb's book lessons, and teach the same concepts. You can use this before, or after the Lamb's Book, for more lessons on drawing, color theory, perspective, and other concepts presented in the Lamb's Book. Like the first book, this one has been upgraded, with a new cover, more pages, and five "marker cards" for additional assignments. More great lessons on the fundamentals of art.

  • 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 #: 025301
    ISBN: 9780794512231
    Retail: $14.99
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    This book introduces young children to art in a more or less chronological fashion, portraying some of the most famous paintings and giving background information on the artists that painted them. The book starts out with a short discussion about art in general and different kinds of paints (with pros and cons). Thirty famous artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Georgia O'Keefe are discussed, detailing their lives, styles, inspirations, and works. Internet links are provided for additional online information. Please note that there are 3 illustrations containing nudity. 64 pgs, pb. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 014876
    ISBN: 9781607105725
    Retail: $19.95
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    Is this a coloring book? An art history book? A collection of artist biographies? An art kit? The answer is YES to all! This long, horizontal-format book includes a set of 8 full-size, Faber-Castell colored pencils with rich deep colors, a sharpener, and a white eraser. The pages conveniently lay flat. On your left page is interesting information about the painting and artist, the time period and location, and a quick-view list of "10 Things to Remember" which adds more detailed information about the art. "Did You Know" facts are at the bottom in a blue text box. On the right hand page of the spread is a blackline outline of the painting for you to color in. Some have quite a bit of detail, while others leave more to your artistic judgment. Colored pictures of the paintings are in the back of the book. Students can either imitate the originals or decide not to look at the original until they have colored their own, and then make a comparison. This would make a great writing assignment! The colored images in the back are not of the exact paintings; rather they are done as if the artist had colored in the provided black outline of the real painting, like a coloring book page of the real picture.

    Please note this book has a little nudity, including Birth of Venus, Tempest, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, and Nude Descending a Staircase (in abstract form). In the back is a 52 question quiz with answers on the next page. A total of 52 paintings span a variety of art styles and time periods. This book would make a great gift for art fans, as well as an addition to an art class. Add it to a unit study of women in history, a study of Europe, or a specific time period in history (ie. Medieval, Renaissance, 20th Century). 127 pgs, hc. ~Sara

  • Item #: 004198
    ISBN: 9781933407920
    Retail: $27.95
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    Teaching History Through Art covers ancient history through the Renaissance. Because a culture's art gives insights into their society, ample illustrations, lively and informative text, and related activities teach us about civilizations through the ages. For example, one activity is on Vase Painting, with information related to the Archaic period from about the late seventh century B.C. to 480 B.C. Two photographs of Grecian vases are displayed, with corresponding art activities. One is to make a vase with a picture on it, starting with self-hardening clay. Directions are included for coil building a vase. Another idea is given for painting on a coffee can, to experience painting on a curved surface. Directions for surface preparation and completion are included. Another page relates the story of the Bayeux Tapestry, along with a scene from the artwork. The corresponding art activity is to produce a three-foot mural relating another famous battle in history, using oil or chalk pastels. Still another page tells about the navigator and explorer Captain Cook. After a brief but interesting biographical sketch, students are given directions to build their own ship in a bottle. Renaissance topics, along with wonderful art activities, include: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Galileo, Gutenberg, Dürer, Mercator, Boticelli, Raphael, Shakespeare, Clothing and Armor in the Renaissance, St. Peter's Basilica, Peter Paul Rubens, Painting in the Renaissance, Triptych, and Illuminated Manuscripts. Each gives you well-researched and interesting background information, along with a correlated art activity. This book would be easy to incorporate into any history study, particularly the literature-based programs from Greenleaf Press, Beautiful Feet, or Hillside Academy.

  • Item #: 039098
    ISBN: 9780545561662
    Retail: $19.99
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    Stenciling is fun for everyone, even those who feel they have little artistic ability, and this Klutz book will show you how stenciling truly can be an art. Everything you need to get started is here, including eight pigment ink pads, eight foam-tip dabbers, a black felt pen, and 4 pull-out plastic sheets that contain 72 stencil shapes. There are several different techniques explained in the 48-page book and blank practice pages allow you to try them all out. With stencils of basic shapes like squares, ovals, and teardrops, as well as extra fun stencils of foliage, animals, insects, and more, you'll be sure to have a good time putting together all kinds of fun scenes. Please note that the ink is permanent and will stain most fabric, so kids will have to be careful.

  • Item #: 015683
    ISBN: 9781936648405
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  • Item #: 036127
    ISBN: 9781591281399
    Retail: $75.00
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  • Item #: 041033
    ISBN: 9781402736032
    Retail: $12.95
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    Whether you're looking for an introductory or refresher art history course, this book is an all-in-one guide that makes learning about the most important and influential works of art throughout history easy. The book is divided into four major sections, each with its own introduction providing background information about the circumstances and conditions that worked to shape the focus and techniques of art during the period. Over 350 full color illustrations of paintings, sculptures, and architecture are presented in chronological order covering artwork from the prehistoric era through the end of the 20th Century. Each image is accompanied by color-coded text (which allows the user to quickly determine where the particular piece was made geographically) highlighting the work of art's contribution to and importance to the development of art. Sidebars are scattered throughout providing further detail about major art movements, artistic breakthroughs, and individual artists. Contains some nudity. 8 ⅝" x 5 ⅝", 120 pgs, pb. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 022042
    ISBN: 9780794508937
    Retail: $14.99
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  • Item #: 028282
    ISBN: 9781845072131
    Retail: $7.95
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  • Item #: LBOA1S
    Retail: $48.64
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    This set includes the following items:
  • Lamb's Book of Art I
  • Prang Art Markers Washable Set 8 Color
  • Dynasty #7 Round Synthetic Brush
  • Flair Black Ultrafine Pen
  • Kneaded Art Eraser Medium
  • Student Quality Sketching Pencil - 2B (Gen'l)
  • Student Quality Sketching Pencil - 4B (Gen'l)
  • Student Quality Sketching Pencil - HB (Gen'l)
  • Ruler, 12, Wide Bendable C-Thru Engl/Meter
  • Pencil Sharpener - Metal, Single Hole
  • Prismacolor Scholars (12 Color Set)
  • Art
    Item #: 048695
    ISBN: 9780756639723
    Retail: $50.00
    Rainbow Price: $30.95

    When you take in the 600+ page count, the large trim size, and the glossy, full-color pages packed with gorgeous art reproductions, I feel that the price on this "coffee-table-quality" art book is extremely reasonable. After an opening chapter on looking at art and understanding basic art concepts (subject and composition, light and shade, etc.), the rest of the chapters progress chronologically from prehistory to the present day. Within each chapter specific geographical areas, cultures or artistic movements are covered. Most chapters focus on a group of artists that represent that time period or style, each with a short biography or biographical information and examples of their artwork. Often there are "closer looks" where the reader is invited to zoom in on a particular segment of a painting to appreciate a technique or a special feature. Occasionally, a themed page with a black background features a collection of works by different artists based around a similar subject, such as children or work. Like other DK books, the pages are packed with captioned full-color art reproductions. It's easy to believe that over 2,500 works are featured in this hefty volume! The art reproductions vary widely in size; some of them are page-size, while others take up only a few inches of space. Whether you use this as an art reference or a coffee table book, it's almost irresistible to browse. This has been a popular book around our office as well; its visual appeal is undeniable! One important note: although the book is an excellent reference, it is not geared specifically for children. There are plenty of nudes and partial nudes throughout the book. You will want to "edit" with sticky notes or selectively preview which pages you use with your children depending on their ages and your own family preferences. 612 pages, hc. - 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 #: LBOA1D
    Retail: $73.59
    Rainbow Price: $58.50
    This set includes the following items:
  • Lamb's Book of Art I
  • Lamb's Book of Art I on DVD
  • Prang Art Markers Washable Set 8 Color
  • Dynasty #7 Round Synthetic Brush
  • Flair Black Ultrafine Pen
  • Kneaded Art Eraser Medium
  • Student Quality Sketching Pencil - 2B (Gen'l)
  • Student Quality Sketching Pencil - 4B (Gen'l)
  • Student Quality Sketching Pencil - HB (Gen'l)
  • Ruler, 12, Wide Bendable C-Thru Engl/Meter
  • Pencil Sharpener - Metal, Single Hole
  • Prismacolor Scholars (12 Color Set)
  • Item #: 043223
    ISBN: 9781933407913
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    Math is used every day and all around us, and with this book by Visual Manna you can help your students realize the concept. This book can be used as a supplement to your math program which would allow students to see the connection to cooking, architecture, engineering, and other aspects of everyday life. It touches upon the math concepts of money, time, measurement, geometry, real numbers, whole numbers, integers, fractions, angles, multiples, prime numbers, and factors. Students will see how, through the centuries, famous artists have used math to create great works. Learn about the Fibonacci Sequence, The Golden Mean, symmetry, and more as you look at the use of math in art. 83 pgs, pb. – Donna

  • Item #: 021815
    ISBN: 9780545906500
    Retail: $21.99
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      Create shiny, shimmering works of art with this unique kit from Klutz®! The kit includes everything you need to complete 6 projects: 12 pages of paper patterns, 800 flat sequins (small and large), 12 custom sequins, 740 pins, 6 display boards, 2 display stands, a sequin/pin tool, and of course, the colorful 48-page instruction book full of illustrations and simple directions that you’ve come to expect from Klutz®. Peruse the book, pick the designs you most want to complete, decide on your color scheme, and pin your sequins following the dots on the patterns.  The book contains lots of examples of different color schemes and ideas, so you can follow those or create your own. Designs include heart, ball gown, sea horse, peacock, owl, unicorn, butterfly, dress form, peace sign, hot air balloon, groovy girl, and rainbow. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 026275
    ISBN: 9780794527464
    Retail: $17.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.19

    This attractive book provides a thorough introduction to art and its history. The book is arranged chronologically, divided into five different time periods covering ancient and medieval art, the renaissance, baroque and rococo periods, the revolution, and modern world art. Each page in these chapters is covered with interesting text, lots of pictures of paintings, and brief captions. While I enjoy art books anyway, this one is especially attention holding and very reader friendly. Techniques and other signs of the times are pointed out in the paintings so readers can see how the painting process changed and developed over time, including the way people were painted as well as the fashions and other preferences of each period. Aside from these main sections, there are two other section, one at the beginning and on at the end, which provide an introduction and a look behind the scenes, giving students even more information about the subject. Also, internet links where readers can find more information about paintings or artists are scattered throughout the pages. Please note that some of the paintings portray nudity. 144 pgs, sturdy pb. - Melissa

  • Item #: 037995
    ISBN: 9781847804143
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.28

    In Really Smart Art, 17 works of art are examined in light of dimension, movement, perspective, portraits, realism, imagination, technique, cultures, collage, angles, meaning and more. Questions ask the reader, "Do you notice anything odd?" and, "When you go to sleep, do you sometimes dream?" Works include art by Escher, Durer, and Dali.

  • Item #: 004197
    ISBN: 9781933407937
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    We've found the "missing link!" This would make a great "link" between your science text and understanding through art. Or is it really a great science book with art skillfully incorporated? Part of the Art Through the Core series, this is another wonderful cross-curricula books from Sharon Jeffus. The table of contents reads like a science book, with lesson topics divided into Invertebrates, Vertebrates, Plant Kingdom, Earth and Heavens, and Machines. Art and science are a natural combination, as the foundation of both is careful observation. People like Audubon and Da Vinci made a life's work out of thinning the line between these subjects. Over 70 exciting lessons from cells to tractors provide useful information, points of observation, and multiple activities, both scientific and artistic. You could use this as a great elementary science book, or to begin or complement unit studies. The program is available in a printed book or cd-rom, which contains PDF files.

  • Item #: 027299
    ISBN: 9780810970212
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    This inventive kit highlights ten of Van Gogh's most celebrated paintings. There is a full color photo of each, and after every one are 3-4 black-and-white instructive drawing pages that allow your child to create art using Van Gogh's paintings as inspiration. For example, the book features a self-portrait of Van Gogh, and when you turn the page you are instructed to draw new clothes for him. This kit comes complete with twenty-four child-safe oil pastels to encourage your child to create vibrant portraits, just like Van Gogh. 106 pg, spiral-bound. – elise

  • Item #: 064331
    ISBN: 9781909396425
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    Fifty fantastic facts for kids of all ages is the complete title of this fact-astic little green book! Why doesn't Mona Lisa have eyebrows? Which painter liked to throw artichokes around? What invention made people assume painting would be replaced altogether? But this book is not about art trivia. You will read about styles, artists, principles, media, movements, see paintings, even try out some techniques yourself. There are loads of thought provoking questions like, "But is it art?" and "Is the artist sending a message?" The artist bios are not the usual either. You learn what tortured their souls. Were they lonely? In love? In pain? At war? You even get into modern street art a bit and what motivates these artists. It is an action packed read, full of quotes from artists and fantastic vocabulary words. You could literally open to any page and learn something new! 8" x 6". ~Sara

  • Item #: 003370
    ISBN: 9780545703215
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.25

    A popular craft project is now accessible to younger artists! This kit includes everything you need to make several string art pieces. Instead of wood and nails, use the included custom pin-pushing tool to place pins into cardboard backs, then follow the adorable templates to make a variety of shapes. There are 500 pins, 10 colors of string, 6 project boards, background and tracing paper, and a 56 page booklet with all kinds of tips to get you started. I absolutely enjoyed making my scribble star, and I'm sure you'll enjoy crafting a fox, heart, owl, or other design! Finished projects are approximately 4"x5.5" and 4.5"x7". - Laura