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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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 028282
    ISBN: 9781845072131
    Retail: $7.95
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  • Item #: 036127
    ISBN: 9781591281399
    Retail: $75.00
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  • 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 #: 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

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    Item #: 048695
    ISBN: 9780756639723
    Retail: $50.00
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    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 #: 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 #: 026275
    ISBN: 9780794527464
    Retail: $17.99
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    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 #: 033893
    Retail: $29.95
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    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 #: 027299
    ISBN: 9780810970212
    Retail: $17.95
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    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 #: 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
    Retail: $0.00
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  • 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
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    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

  • Item #: 022042
    ISBN: 9780794508937
    Retail: $14.99
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  • Item #: 042293
    ISBN: 9780794514525
    Retail: $19.99
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    This book could make a wonderful art program for younger students, incorporating both art appreciation and projects in a beautiful, easy to use format. The book features 22 impressive works of art from around the world and from a variety of periods. Each work is shown on a spread of pages along with a few short, interesting paragraphs of information about the work itself, the techniques used, and the artist who created it. Then you flip the page to see how you can imitate that work and style using simple materials and methods. For example, the first work highlighted is Van Gogh's "The Starry Night." After looking at the painting and reading about it, you turn to the next page, which has step-by-step directions to help you make your own swirly landscape using thick paints and a plastic fork. In six steps you go from drawing a simple landscape sketch, adding color, and using the fork to manipulate the paint into swirly patterns like those found in Van Gogh's painting. The end products are very attractive, and completing the projects will help students remember the distinctive styles of the artists they've studied. The projects pages are very colorful and offer beautiful illustrations of the finished projects to give students a visual aid. Throughout the 22 works/projects, students will be introduced to 3-D art, paintings, abstract art, prints, collages, Chinese brush painting, and other styles/types of art for a well-rounded but fun early art education. Hc, 96 pgs. – Melissa

  • 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)
  • Item #: 044573
    ISBN: 9780824967956
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    My first thought when I skimmed this book was, "You know, if you didn't have the time to devote to a full-fledged art curriculum, this would be an excellent resource!" And it is! Flexible for use with multiple grade levels, this art activity book features 40 lessons that cover the elements of art and design through inventive, open-ended projects that include tie-ins to learning about famous artists too! Seven chapters introduce the concepts of line, shape, texture, color, value, form and space through basic instruction and multiple activities. For example, let's look at the first chapter on line. Two pages of text introduce the concept and show examples of different types of line, and how they are used in art. The following projects include: making a crayon-resist painting of a spider web to appreciate linear design, making a decorative line design by filling in an outline of an object with small "patches" of lines in patterns, making a line drawing of an imaginary machine, like Leonardo da Vinci (complete with notes written backwards!), using a grid to make a drawing, drawing a musical instrument (while listening to music), then drawing lines around the instrument inspired by the music, and making a kaleidoscope line design by making a symmetrical design on a Styrofoam tray, then printing a block of the design. Projects in the other six chapters are just as inventive and creative, and I love the little "Meet the Masters" sections here and there that share information on a famous artist and their artistic style. The title sums it up – the projects are so well focused that children will likely create impressive works as they learn the elements of design! Although some of the projects call for specific items (acrylic spray, vermiculite, plaster of Paris, or grass seed), these don't appear to be too difficult to find and most of the projects do rely on the "basics" – construction paper, scissors, crayons, tempera paint, watercolors, colored pencils, and markers. Whether you are just considering incorporating art into your curriculum regularly, or you are looking for enjoyable art projects based on the elements of design, this is an "amazing" resource. 128 pgs. – Jess

  • Item #: 020134
    Retail: $5.99
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    This 5.5" square pad features eight pages each of silver holographic and rainbow scratch art paper. The book is spiral bound and includes a wooden drawing stylus.

  • Item #: 040135
    Retail: $22.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.50
    Now whenever your Little Picasso has the urge to be brilliant, this 20 piece art organizer will keep their mess to a minimum. The Little Picasso Art Kit is a fun and easy way to keep pencils, markers and other art supplies neatly packed to take along to school, car rides, vacation or out for the day. With a place to embroider, this art set is one of kind and a zipper pouch keeps their little knickknacks handy too. Size: folded 4.75" h X 8" w X 1.5 d unfolded 8" h X 18.5" w
  • Item #: 032349
    ISBN: 9780794526429
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.99
    If you've purchased and enjoyed the Usborne Book of Art Ideas, the Usborne Book of Art Skills, and the Usborne Book of Art Projects, then this volume is too late for you, but if you are thinking about buying one or more of those books, or if you've already bought one and want the other two, WAIT! This book houses all three of the books in one complete volume, for about the same cost as two of the single books. You know what that means - over 400 wonderful activities are described on colorful, glossy pages. The activities are still listed by book, not intermingled, so there are actually three distinct "books" in this one. Hardcover, 288 pages. - Melissa
  • Item #: 010088
    ISBN: 9780824968205
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    Creativity through art experiences enhance development and learning in young children. Most of us manage some sort of early art experiences, but, with so many time constraints, my attempts certainly lack originality. The projects in this book provide a wide variety of art experiences which were specifically chosen to enhance such skills as eye-hand coordination, small muscle development, problem solving, and decision making. They use basic materials we probably already have around. A whole section of recipes is provided to make pastes, clays, doughs and paints. Each activity is well-presented, making it super-easy to use. Instructions are amplified with generous illustrations. Basic instructions are supplemented with "More Art Fun" suggestions should we have the desire and time to extend the activity. Most projects require a minimum of direction and allow for a lot of creativity on the child's part. There are over 80 art projects divided into sections titled Glue, Paper, Paint, Clay & Dough, Markers, Crayons and Recycled & Found Art. You can skip around, pick and choose and pull out a fun-to-do art activity according to your mood, time or supplies on hand. This will make it a whole lot easier for me to look like an inspired mom!