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  • Item #: 013884
    ISBN: 9781939394217
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $35.95

       Volume 1 lays the foundation for the K-3 program. Although examples of art masterpieces are included in this course, the emphasis is on learning to understand art and what artists do. Lessons in this volume introduce composition, mixing colors, understanding form and shape, drawing shapes, composing and drawing a still life, observation, drawing figures (people and animals), and portraits. Art media introduced includes watercolor crayons and oil pastels. Many of these lessons are similar to the first 21 lessons in the 3rd edition of ARTistic Pursuits K-3 Book One. 

  • Item #: 074373
    Retail: $1.99
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    15 sheets, 119 lb. (190 gsm), thick textured paper that is absorbent and won’t deteriorate with watercolor paints.

  • Item #: 051990
    Retail: $5.89
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    You want the brush to hold more water when painting with watercolors versus other kinds of paints. This set of 12 contains 9 tapered and 3 flat brushes in a variety of sizes. Try different brushes for different effects like skies and shadows. Each brush is made from soft, synthetic bristles, aluminum ferrules (the band that holds the bristles to the handle) and short wooden handles. Let your kids feel like real artists and try the right brush for the right job. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 047655
    Retail: $9.19
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  • Item #: 043520
    Retail: $11.70
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      Geared towards students, the XL line of paper from Canson features a better quality product at a more affordable price range. Even amateur and professional watercolor artists can appreciate the heavy 140 lb (300 gsm) weight of this rough-tooth textured cold press paper. The acid-free paper works great for watercolors and other mixed media applications. Each pad contains 30 sheets and is bound with a Euro Fold cover that easily folds all the way over flat, making it great for outdoor studies, laying on easels and studio work. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 004845
    ISBN: 9781939394095
    Retail: $47.95
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  • Item #: APK3V1
    Retail: $70.05
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  • Item #: 046829
    ISBN: 9780982537701
    Retail: $46.95
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    A cursory glance through this curriculum elicits several descriptive words: detail, depth, creativity, and flexibility. This course combines a textual history of maps and map-making with innumerable activities. Through hand-drawn and edible maps, star charts and video documentaries, games and watercolors, students will see the world portrayed not only as an atlas shows it but also in a way that can't be contained between the covers of a book. There are 60 pages of historical readings (well illustrated with photos, maps, and drawings) which chronicle exploration and mapping from the time of the earliest maps through the 1800s. Accompanying these readings are 90 pages of drawing lessons that guide students step-by-step through freehand drawings of islands, countries, continents, and other geographic locales. There are also over 100 pages of supplemental activities including review worksheets, games, art and craft activities, links to online videos (map projections, virtual tours of globe factories, bios of explorers, etc.), and quizzes. Additional resources supplied with the book are DVDs that contain actual drawing lessons for the map drawing activities and a printable PDF version of the curriculum. While the drawing lessons don't have you labeling every single island, river, or mountain on the planet, the detail of the coastlines, borders, major cities, and main geographic features is such that you should be well prepared for the final project: drawing your own map of the world. Colorful and distinct, this curriculum has enough variance for both the eager and reticent cartographer.

  • Item #: 039450
    ISBN: 9781889538860
    Retail: $15.95
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    Beautifully illustrated, this appealing book will inform and delight even the youngest learner in your family. Beginning with a gentle introduction to trees, covering tree sustenance, leaf types, flowers/fruits, cones, and the unique traits of bark and the trunk, a variety of trees in North America are showcased, from rural Georgia to the streets of New York City to the California suburbs. Each two-page spread includes a beautiful watercolor illustration of the featured tree as well as life-sized depictions of its leaf, flower, and seed. These pictures beautifully compliment the detailed, understandable text. Also included are additional reading suggestions for adults and children and recommended websites which add to the scope of this helpful book. HC. 96 pgs. Deanne

  • Item #: 028155
    Retail: $17.95
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    Great for beginning artists, this set of opaque watercolors has 18 bright, quality colors that mix together well for an affordable price. Gouache acts more like an acrylic and is heavier than your traditional transparent watercolor paint. The solid colors dry with a matte finish. Non-toxic paint, 12 ml tubes.

  • Item #: 001373
    Retail: $34.89
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  • Item #: 074375
    Retail: $8.99
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    10 tube watercolor paints, 2 brushes (round and flat), 1 pencil, 12-well palette, and a watercolor paper pad.

  • Item #: 064616
    Retail: $0.00
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  • Item #: 050101
    ISBN: 9780971787452
    Retail: $26.95
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    If you can train yourself in the habit, keeping a nature journal offers not only the opportunity to continually hone artistic skills, but also provides ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, develop a deeper appreciation for nature, enhance penmanship and writing abilities and become a precious keepsake for years to come. This guide takes students lesson-by-lesson through developing their own nature journal and building the skills they'll need to capture examples of nature's beauty. Created by Barry Stebbing, author of the How Great Thou Art courses, these lessons are formatted similarly with short, easy-to-read lessons and a related assignment. There are 47 lessons total, the first segment focusing on assignments that can be done in the classroom, and later assignments which students will get to head outdoors to do. Lessons include designing the journal cover; learning how to appropriately frame the page; creating various tones in green and brown, and drawing specific objects or scenes such as onions, vines or tree trunks, landscapes, night scenes, farm animals, feathers, insects and much more. The lessons are illustrated with a variety of related drawings (both color and black-and-white) by Barry, some of which serve as examples to copy, and others to provide inspiration or examples for students' own drawing. The last piece of the book provides several blank journal pages with lines, a space for an inspiring quote and blank areas for drawing. You'll need a few specific supplies to complete the lessons, including a hardbound journal, a legal pad, a rubber band, colored pencils, a drawing pen, a writing pen, glue stick, tape, washable markers, a #6 watercolor brush (to use with the markers) and semi-gloss paper. Especially if you're not already emphasizing art in your curriculum, a course in nature journaling can provide your students a rewarding, creative tie-in to your science, English or even handwriting program – and get them outdoors to enjoy that sunshine! – Jess

  • Item #: 047956
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    Even if you live in an urban area, you can still learn all about animal tracks and make your own realistic casts with this kit from Young Scientist's Club. The kit includes plaster of Paris, a brush, sand, two bowls, an animal track game with 80 cards, a poster, stickers, two popsicle sticks, a measuring cup, watercolor paint and an instruction manual. Play the card game to match animals with their tracks (learning 40 animal tracks in the process!), and place matching animal and track stickers on the poster. Several groups of animal tracks are featured at the bottom of the poster – can you tell the "story" behind them? Then get ready to make your own set of animal track casts using the eight included molds and plaster! After you've perfected your casting technique, it's time to look for animal tracks in nature. When you find one, follow the instructions to capture the track using wet plaster and add your "wild find" to your new collection of animal tracks. The full-color instructions walk parent and child through the activities and directions, and provide a place to record answers and observations. This would be a fun kit to explore before taking a hiking, hunting or camping trip; you could even take the animal track matching game on the road with you for the whole family to enjoy! – Jess

  • Item #: 042526
    ISBN: 9780824955564
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.75

    This devotional book combines the natural love children have for animals with a study of character traits they exhibit (good and bad) for a delightful end product of short but engaging devotionals for young children. It is divided into sections by habitat – farm, zoo, forest, water, sky, etc. Each section contains 4-8 devotionals, each highlighting a particular animal. Each devotional covers a two-page spread. One page holds the text, and the other is a full-page illustration along with a few simple questions about the devotional to discuss with your kids after you've finished reading it. The book is fully illustrated by cute watercolor illustrations; even on pages of text there are colorful pictures around the margins and in the background. Some of the animals covered include beavers, kittens, monkeys, owls, earthworms, pigs, hippos, and hummingbirds. 96 pgs, pb. – Melissa

  • Item #: 040133
    ISBN: 9780804838771
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Chinese brush painting and calligraphy are such a unique and appealing art form, but it is difficult to find a good introductory book that is designed for a young person or true beginner. This one is the best I've seen yet, written for children ages 7 and up and recommending only basic supplies. In fact, the book recommends starting with tempera paint, not ink, while you learn the basic brushstrokes! The lessons and exercises emphasize fundamentals, starting with how to hold the brush properly, then how to make basic brushstrokes, including the dragged dot, the bone stroke and the vertical hook. Students apply these strokes to some calligraphy characters, including numbers and plant names, "orchid" and "bamboo." After getting a handle on the brushstrokes, students then begin learning how to depict some classic subjects, including orchids, bamboo, pine trees, landscapes, insects and birds. Each of these is broken into parts, so they learn how to paint orchid leaves, then how to create the blooms. The book also encourages the student to practice on newsprint, then transition to rice paper as they become more confident. Material-wise, it's pretty easy to get started here; you'll just need black tempera paint, newsprint, bamboo brushes (or watercolor brushes with natural hair), and a few other household items. If your student is interested in learning more about this art form, this is the best resource I've seen to learn the fundamentals in a non-intimidating way. 64 pgs, hc. – Jess

  • Item #: 035336
    Retail: $5.07
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  • Item #: 015748
    Retail: $1.55
    Rainbow Price: $1.35

    First watercolor brush mashed to a mangled mess by an overeager painter? Well, this 7 1/4" brush has a size 8 rounded tip made out of a fine pony mixture. This inexpensive tool will work great with both solid watercolor pans and liquid watercolors. But, just in case your new purchase meets the fate of its predecessor, I would recommend buying two brushes! – elise

  • Item #: 009434
    Retail: $25.27
    Rainbow Price: $19.50
  • Item #: 007554
    Retail: $23.85
    Rainbow Price: $19.50

    Imagine crayons that transform into watercolors with just a few drops of water. This wax pastel set does just that! To test this product, I scribbled out a rainbow on paper, wet it with few drops of water, then blended it with my finger. The colors stayed vibrant, but blended like magic! Each color softly bled into the next. The effect would be even more gorgeous with a brush! These would be fun to use with our Famous Artist coloring books (especially Impressionists like Monet). I used them on a notepad, but they would work better on absorbent watercolor paper so it doesn't wrinkle as the water dries. I showed these to our Graphic Designer and she now wants a set! Each densely-colored pastel is about 4" long. The set of 10 includes rainbow colors plus black, white and brown. Stores in a convenient tin (3.75" x 4.5"). ~Sara

  • Item #: 002234
    Retail: $13.21
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  • Item #: 000756
    ISBN: 9780064433600
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    Great-Grandfather says when he was young he had a four-legged, white-pawed, long-snouted best friend who had three names. One day he just appeared and nobody knew what his name was, so they each called him something different. Throughout the story, Three Names is there through all of the seasons, and even at school. Great-Grandfather tells the story of this beloved dog to his great grandson in this tale written by Patricia Maclachlan and accompanied by Alexander Pertzoff's watercolor illustrations.

  • Item #: 047889
    Retail: $4.95
    Rainbow Price: $4.50

      Part of the 100 Series paper for youth, this paper delivers a quality product at a minimal price. Paper is designed to be moisture resistant and has a nice texture for watercolors, tempera, poster paints and even markers. Two painting projects for kids are included. Pad contains 20 sheets and is tape bound at the top. Made in the USA. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 046745
    ISBN: 9781426302978
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    Ben Franklin's life was packed with adventures, curiosity, and hard work, as shown in this informative storybook that is great for both young and old. Each page features detailed, full-color illustrations and watercolors of various scenes featuring Franklin and his many accomplishments. His personal life, scientific developments and inventions, and political achievements are all touched on through paragraphs of conversationally-toned text and inspiring or meaningful quotes and captions. The back of the book includes a useful timeline that shows important events in Franklin's life as well as other important dates so students can see what else was happening during his time. By Cheryl Harness, 48 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 045113
    Retail: $2.69
    Rainbow Price: $2.40

    Although I tested this pad with juicy markers and watercolor paints and didn't see any bleed-through, the real test was when I pulled this out for my two-year-old to paint on! Although there was plenty of water involved, the paper stood up to it! A perfect, inexpensive pad for "little guys" just learning how to paint. The paper is a nice bright white, and is 9" x 12."

  • Item #: 043525
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.75

    This set includes a mix of natural and synthetic sponges in a variety of sizes. The two disk-shaped fine pore silk sponges, two synthetic hydrophilic sponges, and the two coarse sea sponges come packaged in a nylon mesh baggie. Add wonderful texture to your watercolor creations with these unique craft sponges.

  • Item #: 043104
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.50
  • Item #: 043096
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.50
  • Item #: 041984
    Retail: $8.79
    Rainbow Price: $7.25

       Heavyweight, smooth paper from Pacon® is designed for watercolors and other wet media. An added plus, little students will love seeing their final artwork look like masterpieces in the fancy “gold-gilded” frames already printed on each piece of watercolor paper. Pad contains 30 sheets and is made in the USA. ~ Emily