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101 Things to Learn in Art School
101 Things to Learn in Art School

Written and illustrated by artist and instructor Kit White, this book strikes a perfect balance between technical advice and sage concepts. It considers the issues all artists confront — yet it is no simple handbook. It is better viewed as a guide for using art as a medium for thought. 224 pages.

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1500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor
1500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor

1500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor is a comprehensive color resource guide for painters working in the most common painting media, including oil, acrylic, and watercolor. Author — William F. Powell. Concealed wire-bound. 176 pages.

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200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills
200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills

Challenging tutorials, 35 imaginative projects, and tips from professional artists introduce beginning students to the building blocks of art. Learn the basics of line art, color and tone, texture, spatial relationships, perspective, and more.

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300 Lessons In Art
300 Lessons In Art

Robert Henkes book offers a bountiful supply of inexpensive, short-term projects for junior and senior high art. This book is illustrated with many examples of good student work. A real boost to everyone who teaches art - substitutes, too!

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A Work of Heart: A Year of 1st Grade Art Lessons
A Work of Heart: A Year of 1st Grade Art Lessons

A Work of Heart: A Year of 1st Grade Art Lessons is the second book in a series by author Janet Conlin that uses simple language, lots of pictures, and step-by-step instructions to guide teachers through a one-year art program for young students.

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A Work of Heart: A Year of Kindergarten Art Lessons
A Work of Heart: A Year of Kindergarten Art Lessons

A Work of Heart guides kindergarten teachers through a one–year art program consisting of 21 lessons, each designed to be integrated with a variety of curriculum standards. Author — Janet Conlin. Paperback. 64 pages.

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Art History Activity Books
Art History Activity Books

These beautifully illustrated books make art history lessons come alive with engaging and fun hands-on activities. They illustrate how each artist gained inspiration and expressed their innermost feelings, as well as provide a source of joy and fun.

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Art is Every Day
Art is Every Day

Interacting with art doesn't have to mean making a special trip to a museum or waiting for the allotted once-a-week art class at school - Art is Every Day! With 65 easy-to-do and inexpensive projects, this book exposes kids to fun, multidisciplinary art activities they can do every day.

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Art is Fundamental
Art is Fundamental

In these lessons, students experiment with printmaking, watercolor painting, calligraphy, sculpture, collage, and more. The interdisciplinary approach also offers vocabulary improvement and supports science, math, social studies, and language arts.

Price: $19.95
 
Art Is...
Art Is... - Elements and Principles of Design

This book demystifies the elements of art and the principles of design in a format that is easily understandable for children and beginning artists.

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Art Lab for Kids
Art Lab for Kids

A refreshing source of ideas for creating fine art with children, Art Lab for Kids encourages the development of every young artist’s own voice, marks, and style. Author ? Susan Schwake. Paperback. 144 pages.

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Art Lab for Little Kids
Art Lab for Little Kids

Targeting perhaps the most critical developmental period for kids, this unique reference helps 4-6 year olds find and cultivate their artistic voice and style with playful lessons that result in significant skill building.

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Art Lessons For The Middle School: A DBAE Curriculum
Art Lessons For The Middle School: A DBAE Curriculum

Written by Nancy Walkup Reynolds, this ready-to-use plan book is intended for students in grades 6-8. There is an entire year's worth of activities (56) that combine art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics. 70 pages.

Price: $18.99
 
The Art of Painting Landscapes, Seascapes, and Skyscapes in Oil & Acrylic
The Art of Painting Landscapes, Seascapes, and Skyscapes in Oil & Acrylic

The Art of Painting Landscapes, Seascapes, and Skyscapes in Oil & Acrylic is a beautiful, full-color reference that delves into essential information about acrylic and oil painting tools and techniques. It contains a wide variety of step-by-step painting lessons. Paperback. 144 Pages.

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Art Smart!
Art Smart!

This book is an exciting way to teach art history and art appreciation, and to increase skills in grades 3-9. It combines 94 ready-to-use activities with 40 full color museum images on either slide or CD format.

Price: $79.95
 
The Art Teacher's Survival Guide for <nobr>Elementary and Middle Schools</nobr>
The Art Teacher's Survival Guide for Elementary and Middle Schools - Second Edition

With more than 110 creative art projects in media that span traditional drawing to digital, plus tips, tools, and curricular resources, this book offers everything a teacher needs to know to present an effective arts education program.

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Barron's All About Techniques Series
Barron's All About Techniques Series

These indispensable manuals, written for experienced amateurs and advanced art students, explore the various materials, techniques, and tools specific to each of the different media in the series. Hardcover. 144 pages. 8-1/2" x 11" (19 cm x 28 cm).

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Barron's Art Answers Series
Barron's Art Answers Series

Barron's Art Answers books are designed to provide practical answers to the questions every artist has while working on a project. Such questions are almost always specific (such as which brush to choose to achieve a certain effect), and these books provide clear and immediate answers.

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Barron's Artist's Handbook Series
Barron's Artist's Handbook Series

Written for dedicated amateurs, but helpful to professional artits, this is great for studio and classroom use. Hidden spiral binding keeps pages lying flat, so you can work freely with art materials. Technique instruction, more than 400 illustrations.

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Careers in Art: An Illustrated Guide
Careers in Art: An Illustrated Guide

This book is a must-have for anyone who has an interest in pursuing a career in art. The text is clearly organized and easy to read, covering a wide range of art-related professions and offering readers insight into the workings of the art world.

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Children and Painting
Children and Painting

In this book, more than 250 full color images show teachers how to acquaint their students with the elements of design. It includes more than 40 planned activities that can be easily coordinated with an elementary school curriculum.

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Children Should Know Series
Children Should Know Series

Written for young readers ages 9-12, the "Children Should Know" series introduces children to great artists, artworks, and architecture in a fun and engaging manner.

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Classical Drawing Atelier: A Complete Course in Traditional Studio Practice
Classical Drawing Atelier: A Complete Course in Traditional Studio Practice

Students begin by copying masterworks, then gradually progress to painting as their skills develop. Classical Drawing Atelier is an atelier in a book — and the master is Juliette Aristides, a classically trained artist. Hardcover. 144 pages.

Price: $29.95
 
Color Harmony Compendium
Color Harmony Compendium

Use this innovative reference book to learn how to harness the science of color harmony and use it to push the limits of your color palette, sending the right message to your intended audience.

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Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes
Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes

This useful book also discusses how color is influenced by the time of day, the angle of the sun, and changing seasons, making it a must-have in every oil and acrylic artist’s reference library.

Price: $9.95
 
Complete Guide to Life Drawing
Complete Guide to Life Drawing

A complete and profusely illustrated course packed with instruction, the "Complete Guide to Life Drawing" is all you need if you want to start drawing the figure, or if you want to develop your life drawing skills.

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Creative Coloring: Design Elements
Creative Coloring: Design Elements

Art Sherwyn teaches key concepts in art and design through an engaging coloring book format; he introduces art vocabulary and ideas. Concepts covered are: the elements of design; composition; topics in art history; drawing and coloring techniques.

Price: $13.95
 
Crystal Productions Dropping in Series, Books and DVDs
Crystal Productions Dropping in Series, Books and DVDs

A full-color illustrated introduction to the lives and art of major artists developed especially for young students. Each DVD and companion book analyzes the reproductions of key master works, and children learn new ways to observe and think about art.

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Crystal Productions Dynamic Art Projects for Children
Crystal Productions Dynamic Art Projects for Children

Engage your students in the creative process with dynamic art projects from Crystal Productions! These projects were created for elementary school children to build confidence, self-esteem and to facilitate their creation of artwork.Spiral-bound paperback. 112 pages.

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Crystal Productions Illustrated Elements of Art & Principles of Design
Crystal Productions Illustrated Elements of Art & Principles of Design

An introduction to each element of art and principle of design — including line, shape, color, value, form, texture, space, balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity — uses colorful illustrations, artwork, and photographs to describe it. Author — Gerald F. Brommer. 72 pages.

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Crystal Productions Innovative Art Projects for Children
Crystal Productions Innovative Art Projects for Children

This book is a great learning tool for ages 4–12 as art teacher Nicole Siebert shows actual photos of children doing the innovative art projects step by step. It includes 25 art projects that employ crayons, markers, paint, paper, and more. Author — Nicole Siebert. 88 pages.

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Crystal Productions Strategies for Learning Art Styles
Crystal Productions Strategies for Learning Art Styles - From Prehistoric to the Present

In Crystal Productions "Strategies for Learning Art Styles," students are challenged to observe the artworks, respond to questions, and reinforce their knowledge with interpretive activities. A complete answer guide, glossary of terms, and bibliography are included. Paperback. 72 pages.

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Denise Logan's Amazing Art Projects for Children
Denise Logan's Amazing Art Projects for Children

Children love art when they're successful at creating something impressive, according to author Denise M. Logan. Following this philosophy, Denise Logan's Amazing Art Projects for Children is filled with engaging projects that provide clear instructions designed to build artistic confidence.

Price: $26.95
 
Discovering Great Artists
Discovering Great Artists

This book is intended for young artists (ages 4 to 12) who want to experience and enjoy painting, sculpture, drawing, and building works of art to follow the styles of the great masters, such as Van Gogh, Michelangelo, or Rembrandt.

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Draw Anything
Draw Anything

Written by an expert art teacher, this visual drawing dictionary offers thousands of instructive illustrations in alphabetical order — from abdomen to zodiac. Paperback. 192 pages.

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Draw!
Draw!

Former art teacher Doug Dubosque presents fun, easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of examples for learning to draw. This series follows several different approaches to drawing, all to help you succeed no matter what your level or experience.

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Drawing Academy
Drawing Academy

The format of this comprehensive four-part course for art students is based on drawing courses given at major art schools. Originally available as four separate smaller volumes, this much larger book brings all four parts together in a complete program.

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Drawing and Painting Activities
Drawing and Painting Activities

This collection of lesson plans provides 30 activities that will inspire students in grades K-8 to enjoy art history.

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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

This inspiring book makes drawing in a realistic style easier than you may think and more fun than you ever imagined! Authors Mark and Mary Willenbrink cover it all - from choosing materials, to expert advice on the tricky stuff.

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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - The Definitive, 4th Edition

Translated into more than 17 languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing instruction book.

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Drawing Projects
Drawing Projects - An Exploration of the Language of Drawing

This thoughtful and inspiring volume provides both a commentary on leading contemporary practitioners and a "how-to" style approach to the art form, exploring drawing as the process of seeing made visible. Authors — Mick Maslen and Jack Southern.

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The Drawing Workbook: Line
The Drawing Workbook: Line

By Art Sherwyn. Key concepts of drawing, composing, and creating with line are taught in a fun format. This workbook jump-starts the creative process while introducing fundamental art vocabulary and ideas.

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Drawing: A Complete Course
Drawing: A Complete Course

There are 100 drawing activities with complete instructions along with 195 helpful illustrations. This book combines studio work with art theory, history, and appreciation. For students in grades 8-12. Author-Lucy Davidson Rosenfeld. Paperback. 190 pages.

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Drawing: A Complete Guide
Drawing: A Complete Guide

This is an essential manual for beginners wishing to learn to draw as well as experienced artists who want to improve their drawing. This comprehensive guide covers monochrome media such as pencil, graphite, charcoal, chalk, carbon pencil, and ink.

Price: $17.99
 
Engaging the Adolescent Mind
Engaging the Adolescent Mind

Created to address the needs and interests of today's adolescents, this is an exciting new resource for secondary teachers. With more than 30 studio experiences using clearly defined visual problems so that students will experience personal expression.

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From Ordinary to Extraordinary
From Ordinary to Extraordinary

With its emphasis on visual problem solving, creative thinking, and cooperative projects, this book offers art teachers an opportunity to incorporate a variety of stimulating and meaningful new studio experiences into the curriculum.

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Great Studio Projects in <nobr>Art History</nobr>
Great Studio Projects in Art History

Great Studio Projects In Art History includes 80 multicultural art projects to help students trace art history from 30,000 B.C. through the late 20th century using low-cost materials and easy-to-follow directions. For grades 7-12.

Price: $23.74
 
Hooked On Art
Hooked On Art

Hooked on Art 205 ready-to-use classroom activities in seven creative areas,including crayons, paper, tissue, tempera, and watercolor. It will keep students absorbed year-round in the world of color and design.

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Hooked on Drawing!
Hooked on Drawing!

Hooked on Drawing! contains 48 illustrated, sequentially organized art lessons and activities for introducing the elements of drawing and design for grades 4+, from Line Drawing and Value and Modeling, to Composing Space and Perspective and Texture.

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How To Books from Motorbooks
How To Books from Motorbooks

Learn the tricks and techniques your favorite car and aircraft designers use to draw and paint your favorites.

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How to Draw
How to Draw

Learn basic drawing techniques by following step-by-step instructions that can apply to any drawing medium. Walter Foster's acclaimed "How to Draw and Paint" series has motivated thousands of aspiring artists.

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How To Organize & Manage Your Art Room
How To Organize & Manage Your Art Room

This reproducible book written by Charles W. Comstock is for all teachers, grades 6-12. All the practical information you need for organizing your classroom and eliminating problems is in this book.

Price: $25.99
 
How to Talk to Children About Art
How to Talk to Children About Art

Anticipating how kids react to paintings by artists as diverse as Botticelli and Pollock, this prepares adults for the questions kids ask. He offers valuable tips for making any museum visit a success by providing a great refresher course on art history.

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Kids Can! Books
Kids Can! Books

These colorful soft-cover books are part of the popular Williamson Kids Can! series. Choose from titles that teach and reinforce children's knowledge of the elements of art, the letters of the alphabet, or the environment.

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Line: 7 Elements of Art
Line: 7 Elements of Art

Line presents bold, colorful photos of lines in both our world and in contemporary art. An insightful connection between everyday, global visual culture and contemporary artwork is elegantly achieved. Elements and principles of design are emphasized.

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Masterpiece Coloring Books by Dover
Masterpiece Coloring Books by Dover

Teachers appreciate being able to copy illustrations from Dover coloring books on office copiers for classroom use. These images may be copied without permission or fee. Students can create their own versions of artists' masterpieces.

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The Most Complete Beginner's Art Book
The Most Complete Beginner's Art Book - Illustrated Project Book

This super fun project book, which comes complete with a host of art supplies, is truly a treasure trove of art lessons and instruction for the aspiring painter, renderer, and sculptor — from age 5 to 105!

Price: $24.70
 
My Very Favorite Art Books
My Very Favorite Art Books

Youngsters 5 and up will learn basic art techniques and use them to produce fabulous finished pieces. This series gently takes youngsters beyond what they know - on the left page are how-tos, on the right page is the finished piece. By Jennifer Lipsey.

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Reading Pictures: Self Teaching Activities In Art
Reading Pictures: Self Teaching Activities In Art

This book contains exercises that are designed to be self-teaching, allowing middle school or older students to learn to "read" works of art and discover the meaning of style, the significance of content, and different elements that make up a work of art.

Price: $18.95
 
Short Lessons in Art History
Short Lessons in Art History

Bring art to life with lessons that showcase the successes and struggles of artists. Build an appreciation for major artists and movements, up to present day. Includes new biographies and includes a full color art highlight insert. Phyllis Clausen Barker

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The Special Artist's Handbook
The Special Artist's Handbook

Art therapy at its finest! Teachers and instructors can choose from more than 50 art projects, all designed for learning-disabled, physically challenged, socially and emotionally disturbed, and sensory-impaired children.

Price: $42.00 Out of Stock
 
Teaching Art The Easy Way
Teaching Art The Easy Way

Marcy Uphoff Effinger has created a complete art curriculum for grades K-8 that requires no special training. The projects involved stimulate creative thinking, imagination, and spark students' interest. Both books are spiral-bound. 8-1/2" x 11"

Price: $26.95
 
Tessellations — The History and Making of Symmetrical Designs
Tessellations — The History and Making of Symmetrical Designs

Tessellations are designs featuring animals, birds, or inanimate objects, which fill a space, without overlapping, to form a pattern. This book provides clearly illustrated demonstrations about how to create them.

Price: $16.95
 
The Usborne Book of Drawing, Doodling, and Coloring
The Usborne Book of Drawing, Doodling, and Coloring

The Usborne Book of Drawing, Doodling and Coloring is packed with wonderfully wild pictures to color, groovy guided drawing activities, and doodle-starters from which drawings can grow and grow until they cover the whole page. It's pure delight for children age six and older. 126 pages.

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The Visual Language of Drawing
The Visual Language of Drawing - Lessons on the Art of Seeing

Featuring the insights of 15 current and former instructors of the Art Students League of New York, this stunning volume reassesses the art of drawing not as a technique, but as the essential grammar of all visual thinking. Hardcover. 208 Pages.

Price: $27.95
 
Walter Foster Artist's Library Series
Walter Foster Artist's Library Series Clearance!

The books in this series have helped many students expand their creativity, overcome technical obstacles, and explore new media. Each book focuses on the materials and methods of a specific medium, and provides step-by-step demonstrations, helpful tip

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What is a Print?
What is a Print? - Selections from The Museum of Modern Art

Featuring lush illustrations of more than 130 works from The Museum of Modern Art's unrivaled print collection, this book explores the distinctive visual effects of various printmaking techniques — from the rich, velvety lines of drypoint to the bold, flat coloring of screen printing.

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What is Contemporary Art?
What is Contemporary Art? - A Guide for Kids

A captivating book for children and parents to read at home, as well as a great resource for teachers and schools, What Is Contemporary Art? invites young readers to understand, enjoy, and question some of the most dynamic and exciting art of our time.

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You Can Weave!
You Can Weave!

You Can Weave! provides an illustrated sequence ofstep-by-step projects that build a foundation of weaving knowledge and skills. The projects rely on supplies that are readily available, such as paper, yarn ribbon, string, rags, and beads.

Price: $16.06 SAVE 35% off List!
 
Zolocolor!
Zolocolor! - Doodling Between Black and White

Modern images composed of simple yet bold shapes adorn the pages of this coloring book — triangles, dots, stripes, googly eyes, and more are artfully designed on every page, inviting you to color in, out, on, and around the lines. Paperback. 96 pages.

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