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  • Item #: 004166
    ISBN: 9781933407876
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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 #: 047946
    ISBN: 9781933407722
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  • Item #: 046602
    ISBN: 9781933407968
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    Providing a gentle introduction to familiar Old and New Testament stories, this easy-to-use book from Visual Manna brings together a Scripture verse, condensed Bible story, simple songs, and art activities which have been designed to develop fine motor skills. Recommended supplies are cardstock paper, glue, markers or crayons, and scissors. Simple enough for an older sibling to be able to lead Bible lessons with younger children. Softcover book contains 19 Bible lessons in 45 pgs. Also available on a CD-Rom consisting of PDF files of the actual book, so you can print off the pages you want as you need them. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 040648
    ISBN: 9781933407791
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    Are you looking for a way to breathe new life into your astronomy studies? These supplemental lessons reinforce astronomy facts while teaching art techniques. Art topics include cylinders, shading, blending oil pastels, mapmaking and more. Astronomy topics reviewed are telescopes, colors in space, famous astronomers, stars, comets, the sun, galaxy, nebulas, asteroids, solar and lunar eclipses, international space station and much more. Several lessons are internet linked to resources to provide supplemental information. A Table of Contents helps you to easily find the art lessons to correspond with your astronomy lesson. Suggested art supplies include: chalk pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, water color paints, black construction paper, white drawing paper, 2 "H" pencils (or ebony drawing pencil), colored pencils, compass, protractor, ruler, tube water colors and scrap paper. This program is available on CD-ROM, which contains PDF files or in printed format. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 004198
    ISBN: 9781933407920
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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.

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  • Item #: 055712
    ISBN: 9781933407661
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  • Item #: 055710
    ISBN: 9781933407715
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    History, science and art…what's not to love! Beginning with a brief historical lesson on the dinosaur and the dragon, this book smoothly transitions to art lessons with strategically placed historical tidbits. Art techniques your child will learn include sculpting three-dimensional dinosaurs, basic shape and line drawings, shading, shadowing and textures, grid drawing, motions, color wheel, and perspective. Website links offer supplemental science and history information as well as a few bonus art projects, and Scripture references complement the art instruction. Available on a CD-Rom consisting of PDF files of the actual book, so you can print off the pages you want as you need them. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 055709
    ISBN: 9781933407760
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  • Item #: 055708
    ISBN: 9781933407692
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    Designed to enhance Bible lessons, these hands-on project lessons will facilitate your child's comprehension of diverse Bible concepts from the Old and New Testament. Projects vary from coloring with markers/crayons to making an origami angel. Instructions are concise and easy to follow. Recommended supplies include markers, oil pastels, tempera paints, watercolor paint, chalk pastels, construction paper, brown paper bags, paper plates and other easy-to-locate items. A convenient resource to supplement family Bible lessons or use in a Sunday school classroom. Available on a CD-Rom consisting of PDF files of the actual book, so you can print off the pages you want as you need them. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 055707
    ISBN: 9781933407838
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  • Item #: 055706
    ISBN: 9781933407821
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  • Item #: 055705
    ISBN: 9781933407807
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  • Item #: 055704
    ISBN: 9781933407814
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  • Item #: 055703
    ISBN: 9781933407784
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  • Item #: 047945
    ISBN: 9781933407685
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  • Item #: 047942
    ISBN: 9781933407678
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  • Item #: 047941
    ISBN: 9781933407654
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    The "Art Adventures in Narnia CD" includes the entire text of volumes 1 and 2 in electronic form.
  • Item #: 047116
    ISBN: 9781942446118
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  • Item #: 046858
    ISBN: 9781480271548
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    Designed to enhance Bible lessons, these hands-on project lessons will facilitate your child's comprehension of diverse Bible concepts from the Old and New Testament. Projects vary from coloring with markers/crayons to making an origami angel. Instructions are concise and easy to follow. Recommended supplies include markers, oil pastels, tempera paints, watercolor paint, chalk pastels, construction paper, brown paper bags, paper plates and other easy-to-locate items. A convenient resource to supplement family Bible lessons or use in a Sunday school classroom. 69 pgs, sc. Also available on a CD-Rom consisting of PDF files of the actual book, so you can print off the pages you want as you need them. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 046857
    ISBN: 9781503232297
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  • Item #: 046856
    ISBN: 9781933407890
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  • Item #: 046855
    ISBN: 9781933407944
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  • Item #: 046600
    ISBN: 9781933407975
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  • Item #: 046599
    ISBN: 9781942446057
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    Meet George Catlin, a genre artist from the 1800s, who journeyed west to paint the Plains Indians and their way of life. With a goal to record history by painting the appearance and customs of America's native people, we are forever indebted to him for providing us a visual record of a different time and its peoples. Containing authentic illustrations, basic art techniques, coloring pages and historically accurate text, Sharon Jeffus (Visual Manna) has given us a fun, hands-on resource that ties art and history together to engage even our most reluctant learners. sc, 28 pgs. Also available on a CD-Rom consisting of PDF files of the actual book, so you can print off the pages you want as you need them. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 046450
    ISBN: 9781942446026
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    History, science and art... what's not to love! Beginning with a brief historical lesson on the dinosaur and the dragon, this book smoothly transitions to art lessons with strategically placed historical tidbits. Art techniques your child will learn include sculpting three-dimensional dinosaurs, basic shape and line drawings, shading, shadowing and textures, grid drawing, motions, color wheel, and perspective. Website links offer supplemental science and history information as well as a few bonus art projects, and Scripture references complement the art instruction. pb, 78 pgs. Also available on a CD-Rom consisting of PDF files of the actual book, so you can print off the pages you want as you need them. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 045732
    ISBN: 9781933407845
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  • Item #: 043223
    ISBN: 9781933407913
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    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 #: 040295
    ISBN: 9781933407869
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    Book 2 introduces some new topics like sea themes (ships and sea monsters), night scenes, and royal accessories (clothing and furniture), but also expands on some favorites from the first lesson such as armor and animals.
  • Item #: 026968
    ISBN: 9781931397599
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    Trek across the U.S. with Lewis and Clark, encountering wild animals, Indians, landscapes, and vegetation through tons of fun art and writing activities! Students are encouraged to keep a journal and write selections similar to what Meriwether and William might have written, such as descriptions of plants, animals and places that had never been seen before by westerners, and poems and other short writing activities. A variety of art activities and crafts involve children in the journey: learn how to draw many different animals, make your own telescope and quill pen, discover some of America's great nature artists, and many other activities. Real passages from the journals of Lewis and Clark are interspersed throughout the pages and are the basis for each project. Related websites for further exploration are included, as well as a glossary of terms in the back. The revised and expanded Geography Matters version of the Visual Manna original. ~ Steph