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  • Item #: 029330
    Retail: $22.15
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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 #: 011138
    ISBN: 9781570915260
    Retail: $7.95
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    This book, by illustrator Ralph Masiello, helps kids begin drawing through clear, step-by-step picture instructions. While each step is short and simple, the end result is a realistic (fairly detailed) bug. Each bug covers a pair of facing pages - on the left are the directions (starting with a simple shape or line, and then being built up, with the existing lines in black and added lines of each step in red so kids can clearly see what is being done at each step) and on the right is a full page picture of that bug colored realistically with different materials. Just over a dozen different bugs are included. - Melissa
  • Item #: 041856
    ISBN: 9781570915307
    Retail: $7.95
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  • Item #: 021451
    ISBN: 9780316789684
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    This is a cute drawing book that anyone can use. Really, it's that easy, and the results look so good and creative. All you really need is your thumb, a stamp pad, and a pen. The author then shows you pages and pages of animals, people, and other things you can make simply with your thumbprint and a few simple lines. Each page shows steps to making the drawings, making it simple enough for even the very young. Includes pictures of people with various expressions, actions, occupations, and hats, lots of animals, flowers, multi-thumbprint creatures and other fun variations. You'll be able to make a pirate, cowgirl, doctor, man with a turban, caterpillar, lion, frog, spider, mouse, and tons more. And after a little bit of practice, you'll be ready to make your own original thumbprint drawings! These are great little personalized drawings to put on gift tags, cards, and anything else. - Melissa

  • Item #: 027927
    ISBN: 9780316174480
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.75

    This book combines the delightful projects of Ed Emberley's Great Thumbprint Drawing Book and Fingerprint Drawing Book all in one. Although the content of the book is literally the same as those found in its components, the compilation does not provide the introductory advice/suggestion pages as the individual books do. Instead, the book quickly jumps into the projects themselves. Don't let this deter you from considering this book though. Although the advice pages are helpful, fingerprint art is simple enough to pick up on your own. Follow the step by step instructions to make various animals, people, objects, etc or experiment with your own fingerprint drawings. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 013687
    ISBN: 9781570915345
    Retail: $7.95
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  • Item #: 011555
    ISBN: 9780316789738
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.89
  • Item #: 011390
    ISBN: 9780316789769
    Retail: $10.99
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  • Item #: 013688
    ISBN: 9781570915321
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.50
  • Item #: 063891
    ISBN: 9781441319494
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.50

       Whether you’re a hobbyist in fine lettering, wanting to learn more about the medieval art form of illuminating letters, or hoping to de-stress from the hustle of modern day in ancient creativity, this beautiful little workbook is the key. Each page consists of faint, soft blue graph paper to help you practice and learn illumination with little step-by-step drawing tutorials and illuminating techniques along the way. There are also blank letterforms to get you started from “A” to “Z” as you progress through the pages, just add a mystical creature here, some swirling vine and arabesque motifs there, fill-in the letter with a beautiful base color, then add some detailed accents with a white gel pen, and voilá, you’re an illuminator! You’ll find full-color samples of illuminated letters sprinkled amongst the pages of the practice book to give ideas and inspiration. 160 pgs, 6.25” x 8.25” hc. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 021450
    ISBN: 9780316789691
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

    I had never really considered fingerprint art until I was reviewing products this year. Now I'm hooked; fingerprint art is so adorable! Learn how to make the cutest little characters ever with fingerprint stamping and a few simple drawn lines. Make birds, animals, insects, people of different occupations, transportation, and so much more. Everyone has artistic talent, right at their fingertips! ~ Megan

  • Item #: 007110
    ISBN: 9781933407951
    Retail: $9.95
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    If you liked the original Visual Manna Drawing Book, you'll love the new, improved, and larger version they've just released. Like the previous edition, the only tools you need are a drawing pencil (they recommend a 5H or 6H to start off with) and paper. Like the previous book, this one covers all the bases of a serious drawing program including shading, texture, proportion, perspective, drawing people, buildings and more. But that's as far as the similarity runs. Visual Manna's Master Drawing covers each of these drawing topics in more detail than the Visual Manna Drawing Book, and also includes lessons on using grids, rhythm and value, drawing motion, and also gets into more specifics such as still life, animals, landscapes, cartoons and caricature. As a special treat, a section which features many field sketches of birds by renowned bird artist David Plank are also included in the animals section. Other very helpful lessons include using creativity and how to concentrate on what you are seeing as you draw - both important for the serious sketcher. Lessons are open-ended, and easy to understand, while covering all the basics such as the face being five eyes wide, and finding a vanishing point to draw accurate perspective drawings. This could be implemented with a group of budding artists, or for the older or more driven art student. All the way through, students are reminded to practice, practice, practice... or, should I say, sketch, sketch sketch to improve their mastery of the skills taught. Characteristically Visual Manna, this is a good, solid, Christian-based drawing program that will give aspiring artists a solid start to becoming the next Rembrandt.

  • Item #: 000834
    Retail: $16.25
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    Markers are truly a dream with the right paper. This super smooth, translucent 18 lb (70 gsm) paper is a joy to work with markers, pens and pencils with no bleed through—even heavily pigmented alcohol-based markers. Looking to take rough sketch work to final finished masterpieces, this is the paper for you. Also try calligraphy practice work with this acid-free white paper. It holds the ink without bleeding and you can see your grid lines easily under the translucent paper. 100 sheets per pad. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 042267
    ISBN: 9780486462196
    Retail: $3.95
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  • Item #: 002358
    ISBN: 9781600583872
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    Drawing and doodling can be a very calming activity with interesting results. Tangling is a focused form of doodling using detailed patterns and effects. After learning a few basic tools & materials, you can explore tangling through a variety of prompts. You will learn to create your tangles step by step. This kit comes with everything you need to get started with your tangles! You get a soft graphite drawing pencil & sharpener, a kneaded eraser, 20 archival paper tiles (3.5” squares), 2 archival ink pens in 0.1 and 0.2mm, and basic white drawing paper for working out your ideas. Several pages of instruction have you practicing random lines & squiggles, effects like shading & sparkle, patterns & borders, beginning creatures, flux patterns, Hollibaugh woven looks, Roxi (looks like beads on a string) and nature motifs. There are loads of tips and inspiration followed by prompts which show an outline image that you then complete as you like. You can apply these techniques to other crafts as well, such as a picture frame (shown in this book). Your 40 pg book and supplies are contained in a snazzy portfolio/box with tangling on the cover. Any young art student would appreciate having a go at this meditative art form, but many adults would like it as well. The kit makes a lovely gift since it includes everything needed to create and comes in an attractive package! By Walter Foster. 8” x 10” x 1.25” ~ Sara

  • Item #: 020953
    ISBN: 9780794533656
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.39
    A simple and cute drawing book that uses basic shapes such as triangles, ovals, and squares to create varied subjects. Simple step-by-step instructions guide children as they fill the pages with anything from spaceships to bunny rabbits to fairies. More of an activity book than something you would use as art curriculum, this book might serve well at restaurants, on car trips or on a rainy day. Each two-page spread is a different setting, beckoning for different creatures or objects. For example, one page is a town at night and the artist is prompted to draw alley cats atop the walls. The drawing instructions usually have 4-6 steps, starting with a subject's most basic shape and gradually adding to it. Softcover, 95 pages.
  • Item #: 004550
    ISBN: 9781591745112
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    Whether you've dabbled in the art of paper "mini-movies" before or you've never given flip books any thought at all, you're sure to enjoy yourself with this new title by Klutz. It features eight flip books for you to finish. That's right – they've done most of the hard work by coming up with the story lines and drawing the tricky stuff. Now you get to do the fun part – finish each panel with easy-to-draw things likes smoke and fire (in the case of the sneezing dragon), splashing water, sound effects, action lines, and more by following the simple directions and faint guidelines provided for each panel. When you're done, cut the pages out of the book, clip them together, and flip them to watch the completed "movie." One of the flip books has been left blank for you to complete all by yourself! The book features thick, high quality paper and comes with five small markers and four clips. Hardcover. ~ Melissa

  • Item #: 040641
    ISBN: 9781592691197
    Retail: $15.95
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  • Item #: 040642
    ISBN: 9781592690749
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.75
  • Item #: 003546
    ISBN: 9780980170801
    Retail: $34.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.50

    Everyone in your family will be able to benefit from these drawing lessons which approach the skill of drawing in bite-size, incremental steps. The CD-ROM contains 30 lessons, each resulting in the same basic project, but with slightly different directions for students in grades in the grammar stage (grades 1-4), the logic stage (grades 5-8), and the rhetoric stage (grades 9-12). In the grammar stage, the author expects that students will learn basic color theory, basic shapes and lines, basic shading and shadowing techniques, and the ability to imitate styles of classic artists. Objectives for the logic stage are similar as for the grammar stage, but with the expectation that the older student will develop more sophisticated skills and understanding in color theory, shading and shadowing. By the rhetoric stage, students should be learning composition, advanced color theory, advanced shading and shadowing techniques as well as developing their own individual style in their art. Although the lessons can be used for class, co-op, or home use, no artistic experience on the teacher's part is required. The author suggests that as the teacher, you will probably want to do the lesson yourself before class, and perhaps do it along with them during class. The lessons are designed to take about an hour to complete, and the author suggests a pace of one lesson per week. Lessons begin with drawing basic shapes and progress to include contour drawings; shading and shadowing; creating highlights; the color wheel; using monochromatic, complementary, and analogous colors in a drawing; shading with color, perspective, drawing in different styles, drawing portraits, creating a pleasing composition and more.

    The lessons are very easy to use. They are accessible from the "lessons" tab at the top of the main screen, or you can jump into Lesson 1 after reading the basic information about the program. Each lesson consists of a teaching portion and a printable student handout for each. The lessons progress down the screen and include an objective for the lesson, the materials needed, and step-by-step instruction through the lesson. Each step is accompanied by an example of what the drawing should approximately resemble at that point, although depending on the skill level of the student, this will vary. The student handouts are typically a visual reference for the student for each lesson. Because the lessons are displayed on a computer, it would be hard for all students to see the subject they are drawing at the same time. Most of the student handouts will need to be printed in color, so you will probably need to have a color printer available to you. As far as supplies go, you will need to gather a few, but they are relatively inexpensive. Each student will need a set of 24 oil pastels, a set of 24 colored pencils, compressed charcoal, willow charcoal, a charcoal pencil, a white drawing pastel, a kneaded eraser, a blending stump, low-tack masking tape, tinted charcoal paper (9" x 12), white drawing paper (9" x 12"), newsprint paper (9" x 12"), and colored construction paper (9" x 12").

    All in all, it's a great basic course that you can use with all of your children at the same time, without the older ones getting bored or the younger ones being frustrated. Everyone can take learn or refine their own skill while working through the lessons. Because the "models" are usually photos included in the lesson material, the students could apply the same techniques to photos of their own selection to expand the lessons or practice further. I think that the CD-ROM format is an interesting choice, but I can see how it is a practical way for everyone to be able to see the lesson without sharing a book, and the student handouts can all be printed which avoids the issue of having student packets or even having to reproduce pages for each student. A lot of concepts are covered here, taught mostly from example and the student's drawing experience. Because the lessons are so straightforward and foundational, I could see a definite advantage in revisiting at least some of them each year, as students grow older and more skillful. The folks at Practical Homeschooling are fans too - The Phonics of Drawing received the first-place award in their Interactive Learning Awards for art. System requirements (PC only) are: Windows 98 or higher, CD-ROM drive. – Jess

  • Item #: 065594
    Retail: $15.49
    Rainbow Price: $12.25

       Want to learn to draw? Then start now with this kit by General’s Pencil Co.—complete with a 30-page lesson book and all the tools needed to unleash your inner master artist! The lesson book has step-by-step drawing projects that cover elements of art (ex: line, texture, value) and design concepts (ex: rule of thirds, perspective), as well as basic drawing techniques and how to use the included tools. The kit includes a pad of 60 lb drawing paper, 2 graphite drawing pencils (hard 2H, soft 2B), 2 charcoal pencils (soft 4B, extra soft 6B), 1 Carbon Sketch pencil (graphite/charcoal blend), 1 Layout pencil (extra black) for outlining and sketching, Factis white vinyl eraser, Little Red pencil sharpener, and tortillion for blending graphite. From birds & animals, leaves & trees, to cityscapes & cartoon characters—and with a little practice too—create master pieces while learning to enjoy the world of drawing. Made in the USA. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 003584
    ISBN: 9781887823388
    Retail: $22.95
    Rainbow Price: $16.75

    "For People Who Can't Even Draw a Straight Line," "No Talent Required" - hey, this woman knows me! From Sandra Angelo (Discover Art), comes this easy self study guide and workbook that, using a simple, four-step drawing system, transforms your skills from barely beginner to accomplished artist in a few easy lessons. I like the directions to "begin at the beginning and work your way through the book sequentially," nice and simple. It's full of irreverent pearls of wisdom, like "The race goes not to the hare but the tortoise" and "those who don't give up succeed," and (my personal favorite), "Talent is REALLY not necessary." Sandra gives us a short introduction that would give hope to even the most drawing-challenged person. If you draw for 45 minutes to one hour per day, you can finish this book in 60-90 days (if you're in a hurry to improve). Otherwise, plan on spending longer relative to the amount of time per day you can allocate to drawing. Next, a materials section acquaints us with the "tools of the trade" - some basic equipment we need to gather before jumping in. Then on to the instruction. Some of this book is reminiscent of the Draw Today program, especially the use of grids for beginning artists. As promised, the instruction is super-easy to follow and all the work can be done right in the book. Instruction progresses logically from seeing and drawing shapes, to lines, to shading, creating texture, gradation, hatching, and plenty of good practice in a lengthy additional exercise section. The methods and exercises look great, and, if I didn't have a lot to do..... But, someday, I'll actually have some time each day to use this! In the meantime, I'm hoping many aspiring artists out there will benefit from Sandra's instruction. 150 pgs. in all, with 130 black-and white photos and 25 line drawings - including plenty of "before" and "after" testimonials to show this method really works.

  • Item #: 040633
    ISBN: 9781592691647
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.75

    Covers fact families 0-12.

  • Item #: 040637
    ISBN: 9781592691661
    Retail: $15.95
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  • Item #: 040639
    ISBN: 9781592691654
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.75
  • Item #: 040640
    ISBN: 9781592691739
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.71
  • Item #: 007843
    Retail: $9.25
    Rainbow Price: $6.50
    Amazing quality for the economical price! This 9" x 12" pad contains 50 sheets of 70 lb. drawing paper that has a really nice feel to it with a good tooth to really grab the medium applied, making graphite or colored pencil drawings come alive. The pad is tape-bound at the top and makes a great starter pad for students and beginner artists. Made in the USA.
  • Item #: 000515
    ISBN: 9780486405636
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.25
    21 attractive, ready-to-color drawings illustrate this all-time favorite Christmas classic. This 48-page coloring book features an abridged version of Dickens' story that he created himself to read to public audiences. ~Rachel
  • Item #: 022358
    ISBN: 9780486447100
    Retail: $4.99
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  • Item #: 015043
    ISBN: 9780486465487
    Retail: $4.99
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