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Book Image All About Drawing Dinosaurs & Reptiles
by Walter Foster Creative Team
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Perfect for children who love to doodle, this introductory drawing book makes the art of drawing easy. Clear, easy-to-follow examples use basic shapes and colors to teach children how to draw step by step. Inside, young readers can learn simple ways to draw and color a collection of reptiles and dinosaurs. Each lesson features fun, fascinating facts about favorite species, as well as simple drawing tips to guide kids along. With All About Drawing: Reptiles and Dinosaurs, aspiring artists will be drawing their own masterpieces in no time!

Book Image All About Drawing Horses & Pets
by Walter Foster
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Ideal for children who love to doodle, this introductory drawing guide makes the art of drawing easy. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions use basic shapes and colors to teach children how to draw step by step. In this book, young readers will learn simple ways to draw and color their favorite horse breeds and other beloved pets. Each project features fun, fascinating facts, as well as simple drawing tips to help kids build confidence. With All About Drawing: Horses and Pets, aspiring artists will be drawing their own masterpieces in no time!

Book Image Art Adventures at Home : A Curriculum Guide for Home Schools
by Jean M. Soyke, Pattye Carlson
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Art Adventures at Home 1 is a complete art curriculum for children in grades K-2 (or older children without previous art experience). It introduces the fundamentals of art in over 100 step-by-step lessons (three years' worth of curriculum). These lessons are organized into five different units: drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and crafts.

Book Image Art History & Appreciation Activities Kit: Ready-To-Use Lessons, Slides, and Projects for Secondary Students/Book and Slides
Helen D. Hume

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A complete resource for teaching art history and appreciation through hands-on activities that can be done in a classroom or art studio. Provides 88 student projects with over 100 reproducible handouts and worksheets and 40 color slides of famous artworks. 12 sections cover both Western and non-Western art from the Ancient World to today. Complete teacher background, slide script, and useful appendices included.

Book Image Art Smart!: Ready-To-Use Slides and Activities for Teaching Art History and Appreciation
by Susan, Rodriguez

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A complete, sequential art history and appreciation curriculum for grades 3-9. Includes 40 full color, museum- quality slides of art masterpiecs, 94 ready-to-use art activities, and ART SMART Chart that explains each period of art, and reproducible calendar pages for each month featuring the birthdays of major artists.

Book Image Colored Pencil Portraits: Step by Step
by Ann Kullberg
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Ann Kullberg paints sensitive colored pencil portraits of sweet and “spirited” children. Her work is marked by a rich sense of life and light. Ann’s commissioned portraits and workshops are in high demand--but lucky for us, she’s made time to share her effective and easy-to-learn methods in this month’s Main Selection.

Using her own gorgeous portraits for instruction and inspiration, Kullberg walks you through the process step by step--including 17 mini-demos showing how to paint realistic features, hair and clothing. Complete demonstrations show how portraits come together from beginning to end. Follow along and you, too, can create living, breathing portraits.

Book Image Create Anything With Clay
by Sherri Haab, Laura Torres

Book Image Discovering Great Artists : Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters
by MaryAnn F. Kohl, Kim Solga, Rebecca Van Slyke (Illustrator)

Book Image DK Art School: An Introduction to Art Techniques
by DK Publishing

A comprehensive guide for the enthusiastic beginner and the experienced artist alike, An Introduction to Art Techniques embraces seven basic elements of art technique in one comprehensive volume. The subjects included are Drawing, Perspective, Watercolor, Pastels, Oil Painting, Acrylics, and Mixed Media. Easy--to--follow projects ---- from drawing natural forms to creating a photo collage ---- teach you all the essentials of each subject and inspire you to go on to master more complex techniques. Close--up, step--by--step photographs show artworks being created before your eyes, revealing the secrets of how professional artists produce their work. Art Techniques offers the widest choice of specific subjects ---- from mixing watercolors to block printmaking, from tonal drawing to oil painting in layers. You will find clear, authoritative text written by artists who specialize in each particular medium.

Book Image Drawing Breakthrough Book, The: A Shortcut to Artistic Excellence
by John Hastings (Author)
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The Drawing Breakthrough Book: A Shortcut to Artistic Excellence builds on and transforms standard drawing concepts. It presents a practical approach to creating line drawings that will enable nearly anyone to see in a fresh way and to draw more accurately. In Part One, you'll learn many of the secrets to seeing and drawing like an artist. In Part Two, you will master the building-block lines. To assist you in this mastery, you'll use breakthrough techniques to practice drawing squares, circles, and ellipses. As you progress, you'll choose and practice drawing simple objects in more and more advanced arrangements. In Part Three, you will first learn how to apply basic principles of composition. Then you'll apply those principles plus your mastery of the building-block lines to composing, seeing, and drawing objects with all types of lines.

Book Image Drawing Faces: Usborne Art Ideas: Internet-Linked
by Rosie Dickins, Jan McCafferty, Fiona Watt, Carrie A. Seay, Howard Allman (Illustrator)
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This innovative guide is packed with easy ideas for drawing faces. Simple, step-by-step instructions show how to create lifelike portraits, caricatures and cartoons using pencils, pens and paints. With tips on computer drawing, printing and collage and recommended Web sites. Suitable for beginners.

Book Image Drawing for Older Children and Teens : A Creative Method That Works for Adult Beginners, Too
by Mona Brookes

Book Image Drawing for the Artistically Undiscovered
by Quentin Blake

Book Image Drawing in Pen & Ink
by Claudia Nice
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Got a yearning to pick up a pen and see what you can do? Go for it! But don't sketch alone--let popular artist and teacher Claudia Nice be your guide. She'll make your first steps fun and successful! In her trademark style--friendly and encouraging--Claudia will show you how to do a sketch of a subject that actually ends up looking like the subject. And she shares her secrets for turning simple lines and dots into all kinds of life-like textures, including leaves, glass, hair, fruit, water, clouds, wood grain, grass, fur and feathers. Easy (and fun!) exercises get you started. Step-by-step projects teach techniques as you draw trees, flowers, barns, animals and other subjects--even people! And demonstrations show you how to put all that you've learned together to create a finished picture. So go ahead--grab that pen and have fun! Just follow along with Claudia to get the hang of it, and before you know it, you'll be making your own original pen-and-ink drawings!

Book Image Drawing Made Easy: Dragons & Fantasy
by Kythera of Anevern
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Drawing fire-breathing beasts and mysterious, magical creatures has never been so much fun—or so easy! In this 64-page how-to-draw book, fantasy artist Kythera of Anevern demonstrates how to draw dragons, fairies, ogres, merfolk, and everything in between! Readers will discover in-depth tips and techniques for drawing textures such as fur, hair, scales, and teeth, as well as features like tails, wings, talons, hooves, and horns. With a wealth of fanciful drawings and in-depth instruction on re-creating extraordinary creatures in graphite, this book is ideal for anyone who is fascinated by the fantastic.

Book Image Drawing Nature
by Stanley Maltzman
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With enthusiasm and skill, artist Stanley Maltzman shows you how to turn nature's inspiration into pencil and charcoal drawings that have the expressiveness and power of paintings. You'll learn how to choose your subject wisely, plan your drawing's format and style to express your feelings, and improvise to capture the mood of the moment. You'll find out how to build depth and focus, and how to use specific techniques--such as circular shading, angular buildup, crosshatching and blending.

Book Image Drawing Problems and Solutions
by Trudy Friend
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The invaluable handbook for all drawing students takes a practical problem-and-solution approach to a range of popular subjects, showing common mistakes and how to overcome them.

The book is divided into 12 themed sections to help teach specific areas of interest. Each section contains three to four spreads showing the common mistakes beginners can often make. Typical errors are shown on the left-hand page with annotations by the author highlighting what the problem areas are. On the right-hand page, Friend shows how a better, more realistic depiction can be achieved, looking at each component and providing comments for guidance.

After the problem-and-solution pages the author shows how the drawing techniques covered can be combined to produce a complete picture which integrates all the lessons learned. The information throughout is presented clearly with plenty of useful annotations. The handy size also allows you to take it wherever your sketching leads them.

Book Image Drawing Realistic Textures in Pencil
by J. D. Hillberry
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Rediscover the beauty of pencil ... the joy of getting back to the basics.

On a recent trip to Chicago, I visited an artist-friend's studio. The walls were covered with large, marvelous paintings-in-progress, shouting with vivid colors. But off in one corner, mounted in a deep shadowbox so you had to stand close and look carefully to see it, was a small pencil drawing. And I did look carefully and long.

This book by J.D. Hillberry raises the same wonderment I felt then: What is it about pencil drawings that makes them so innately appealing? Is it the humbleness of the medium? The faint sense of nostalgia? The purity of line and value? Whatever it is, J.D.'s remarkable drawings make the most of it.

This book will open your eyes to the exciting textural possibilities of the medium. You won't believe the incredible drawings you can create using pencil and the special techniques illustrated in this book ... techniques so easy that anyone--from doodler to advanced artist--can begin exploring immediately!

Book Image Drawing Techniques
Walter Foster Publishing
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Open this book and enter an imaginative world of drawing, where you can learn to create fantastic works of art, step by step! Inside you'll find a collection of awesome projects, from radical skateboarders to adorable pet portraits. Just trace the patterns at the back of the book to get started. Then follow the steps to learn exciting new techniques with wax crayons, oil pastels, and colored pencisl! Full of colorful illustrations and simple instructions, this book makes learning to draw an ultra-enjoyable adventure!

Book Image Drawing With Children : A Creative Method for Adult Beginners, Too
by Mona Brookes

Book Image Dynamic Art Projects for Children: Includes Step-by-step Instructions And Photographs (Spiral-bound)
by Denise M. Logan (Author)

Over 200 color illustrations show step-by-step instructions for drawing and painting activities with paper, ceramics, printmaking, and sculpture. These art projects were created for and taught to elementary school children to engage them in the creative process, build confidence and self-esteem, and facilitate their creatino of artwork. Elements and principles of design are emphasized. Projects include making abstract art, fantasy space art, landscapes, masks, printmaking, paper cutouts, mobiles, molas, and many more. 112 pages, softcover. Spiral bound.

Book Image Fantastic Foam Book, The
by Laura Torres

Book Image Getting Started in Watercolor
Walter Foster
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This Walter Foster Art Studio DVD features fundamental instruction for watercolor methods and techniques from accomplished artist Joan Hansen. The DVD offers a cost-effective and more convenient alternative to attending an artist's workshop—viewers can choose from a menu of basic techniques, as well as pause or replay segments of the instruction.

Book Image Great Paintings Coloring Book : National Gallery of Art
by Sheila Susskind

Book Image Hands on Sculpting
by Dottie Erdmann

Book Image I Can Crayon
by Ray Gibson

Book Image I Can Cut and Stick
by Ray Gibson

Book Image I Can Draw Animals
by Ray Gibson

Book Image I Can Draw People
by Ray Gibson

Book Image I Can Finger Paint
by Ray Gibson

Book Image Keys to Drawing
by Bert Dodson
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In this book Bert Dodson shares a complete drawing system that you can use for any subject or type of drawing – even if you've doubted your ability to draw. It's based on 55 “keys to drawing." which are introduced at a comfortable pace. The keys are interspersed with dozens of practice exercises that help you learn by doing.

Book Image Kids Around the World CREATE!
by Arlette Braman
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Book Image Kids' Crazy Art Concoctions: 50 Mysterious Mixtures for Art & Craft Fun
by Jill Frankel Hauser, Loretta Trezzo Braren (Illustrator)

Provides instructions for making a variety of artistic concoctions involving water color cakes, soap paint, crazy dough, pastes, papers, and earthworks.

Book Image MathART Projects and Activities (Grades 3-5)
by Carolyn Ford Brunetto

In this unique book, you'll find dozens of creative projects that make a natural connection between math and art. Students make "stained glass windows" to explore geometry, create a "multiplication house" to reinforce basic multiplication facts, design "fraction flags" and make "place value" snakes! Plus: projects involving number sense, measurement, patterns, symmetry, statistics, and more. Includes easy step-by-step directions. Geared to the NCTM standards.

Book Image Monet and the Impressionists for Kids: Their Lives and Ideas, 21 Activities
by Carol Sabbeth

A lifelong love of art is one of the greatest gifts an adult can bestow on a child-and no period of art is better loved or more available to children than Impressionism. Monet and the Impressionists for Kids invites children to delight in Cassatt's mothers and children, Renoir's dancing couples, and Gaugin's island scenes; 21 activities explore Monet's quick shimmering brush strokes, Cezanne's brilliant rectangles of color, Seurat's pointillism, and Degas's sculpture-like circles of dancers. Kids will learn how the artists' friendships sustained them through repeated rejection by the Parisian art world, and how they lived, painted, and thrilled to the vibrant life of Paris at the approach of the 20th century. A resource section guides readers to important museums and Web sites around the world.

Book Image National Gallery of Art Activity Book : 25 Adventures With Art
by Maura A. Clarkin

Book Image Natural Way to Draw : A Working Plan for Art Study, The
by Kimon Nicolaides

Book Image North Light Artist's Guide to Materials & Techniques, The
by Phil Metzger
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With the abundance of art materials and brands on the market today, the average artist is often unsure about what to buy, even for a familiar medium. Artist Phil Metzger solves the problem with this extraordinary compendium, organized by medium and designed to help artists make informed choices. Inside they'll find:

  • Information on today's most popular mediums, including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, egg tempera, pencil, pen & ink, charcoal and mixed media
  • In-depth discussions of paints, surfaces and brushes
  • A set of basic techniques and a suggested shopping list to help artists get started in each medium
  • Personal recommendations and advice from other popular North Light artists

Book Image Pastel Step by Step
by Marla Baggetta
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Master the basic skills and special techniques of painting in pastel. Explore the colorful art of painting in pastel with this compelling how-to guide. Renowned artist Marla Baggetta demonstrates a variety of subject matter--from expressive portraits and beautiful landscapes to realistic animals and dynamic still lifes--with colorful illustrations and simple instructions. Follow the 12 step-by-step lessons, and along the way, you'll find helpful advice and practical tips that will enable you to create your own impressive works of art in pastel!

Book Image Pencil Drawing: A Complete Drawing Kit for Beginners
by Gene Franks
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Learning the captivating art of pencil drawing has never been easier! In this comprehensive introductory kit, acclaimed artist Gene Franks walks you through all the essentials, covering basic techniques as well as more complex concepts such as perspective and value. Pencil Drawing includes nine complete step-by-step drawing lessons to follow and learn. Each project in the book contains clear instructions, helpful tips, and easy-to-follow illustrations. And in addition to the project book, the kit also includes all the art tools and materials you will need to get started creating impressive works of art right away. Beginners are practically guaranteed successful results!

Hardcover 6.875" x 10.25" case includes a 32-page paperback book, 6 different pencils, sharpener, pencil extender, artistÆs triangle, sandpaper pad, blending stump, kneaded eraser, and pad of drawing paper.

Book Image Preschool Art : 'It's the Process Not the Product.'
by MaryAnn F. Kohl, K. Whelan Dery (Illustrator)

Preschool Art offers over 200 process-oriented art experiences for children ages 3-6. Using materials commonly found in the home, child care, or preschool program children explore, discover, and create open-ended art experiences. There are no adult-made samples to copy-only the imagination of the artist and materials at hand.

Book Image Teaching Geography Through Art
by Sharon Jeffus, Richard Jeffus

This is one of the most complete resourceds available for arts and crafts projects from around the world. There are over 135 pages with nearly 200 ideas for projects. There are maps of continents and geography pages written by Cindy Wiggers from Geography Matters. If you don't know what a retablo, a papel picado, fractur, batik a Teneyambi collage, Wycinanki, Bedouin loom and carpet design, etc. is you need this book. There are delightful folk art projects from all over the world! How to do a geography state workshop, famous places of the world with corresponding art projects, making a geography notebook, drawing the planet earth, are all part of this book. This makes a perfect supplement for any geography study.

Book Image Usborne Art Treasury, The
by Rosie Dickins (Author), Nicola Butler (Contributor)

* Exciting introduction to famous artists and artworks, with simple, practical projects based on the techniques used by the artists.
* Contains 22 famous works by a wide range of artists, including Monet, Van Gogh, Jackson Pollack and Damien Hirst.
* Young artists can create Degas pastel dancers, a Rousseau jungle scene and Van Gogh swirly landscapes amongst other projects.
* Also tells the story behind the works of art and the artists who painted them.

Book Image Watch Me Draw! Favorite Pets
by Jenna Winterberg (Author), Diana Fisher (Illustrator)
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All children love to draw--and now itÕs easy and fun to learn how with the ÒWatch Me DrawÓ series. Each title in the series includes 11 drawing lessons, an engaging story, ÒrewardÓ stickers, and a flip-down paper pad with drawing prompts. Favorite Pets features the story of Boomer, a hapless pup that takes the blame when other pets misbehave. As Boomer tries to keep out of trouble, he encounters a host of other household pets. Kids will learn how to draw all the characters featured in the story, including a mischievous kitten, a lucky fish, and a runaway iguana.

The special flip-down paper pad (which is designed to be used while the book is open) is preprinted with 11 unfinished drawings for the child to complete, helping the child become confident with his or her drawing skills. And each page of the story has a place for a sticker that will complete the scene, providing a sense of accomplishment and helping the child track his or her progress.

Book Image Watercolor for the Artistically Undiscovered/Book and Paint Set
by Thacher Hurd, John Cassidy

Book Image What to Do With a Squirt of Glue: And Paper, Paint, & Scissors, Too!
by Lori A. Howard

Not only will you find tons of great things to make and do with a squirt of glue, but you'll find activities for everyday supplies, too. Tempera paint, paper, scissors, and glue are just about all you need to create these wonderful projects.

Book Image You Can Make a Collage : A Very Simple How-To Book
by Eric Carle

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