Sketcher's Pocket Box Set (Cotman Watercolor)
This adorable mini set is the perfect size for taking your watercolor painting on the go. The 5"x 2½"x ¾" plastic carrying case contains 12 half-pan sized cakes of watercolor paint in Cadmium Yellow Pale, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Sap Green, Viridian Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber and Chinese White. The set also contains a 4" inch pocket-sized round brush and an instruction sheet with a lot of helpful tips and techniques.
Please note that two 9" x 12" watercolor pads (#43652) are needed for this course.
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