Prismacolor White Colored Pencil
This basic white pencil is useful for general sketching, and is an art resource used throughout the Artistic Pursuits series.
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
We have used these colored pencils for years. They are wonderful, with soft thick leads in a spectrum of vivid, blendable colors. Pencils work smoothly and colors are lightfast and waterproof. These are the pencils we prefer for use with nature or history coloring books or as a drawing/sketch medium in art. Professional quality pencils, they are also more expensive than the hard-leaded colored pencils you may have used as a child. Once you try them, you'll see (and feel) the difference!
Please note that two (2) Ebony Pencils (#8543) are needed for this course.