Construction Paper 76# Black 9"x12"
Once in a great while you will come across an art program that is so easy-to-use, open-ended, and brimming with all sorts of exciting possibilities that you just want to use it yourself. This was certainly the case with ARTistic Pursuits when I first reviewed it. The basic philosophy of ARTistic Pursuits is to combine what it defines as the four essential areas, or categories, of art into a short, easily manageable and flexible lesson. The first category is Elements of Art, or "what art is made of" which include what we would think of as the basics of the actual drawing (line, shape, color, etc.). The next is Composition, or "how art is arranged" (balance, proportion, space), third is Media (variation), and finally, History (becoming familiar with different artists, styles, and periods). This seems like a lot to cover in one program, but ARTistic Pursuits does it surprisingly well and very naturally. The early elementary (K-3) level covers these same four areas in each lesson, but in a less in-depth and more informal manner. The whole series has been revised for 2013, and each volume now features 36 lessons (previously 32). You'll notice a slight shift in grade levels (books previously
After repeated requests to carry a quality assortment of construction paper, we conducted some research, did some price and quality comparisons, held different papers next to each other while we analyzed the brightness of the colors, fingered their thicknesses, and finally decided on these. This thick, durable, acid-free paper comes in a myriad of colors to create the greenest trees, the reddest hearts, the bluest skies, and the brightest art projects they can create. Two sizes are available; 9" x 12", and 12" x 18". Each package contains 50 sheets. We've included assortments in two sizes, as well as a selection of the more popular colors in the 9" x 12" size. Colors marked with an (*) are included in the Assortment packs. - Jess
Please note that two (2) Ebony Pencils (#8543) are needed for this course.