Sharpie Ultra-Fine Permanent Black Marker
An ambitious undertaking by Barry Stebbing of How Great Thou Art that focuses on Christian artists and the periods of art (Early Christian, Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, and Early Renaissance) that strived to glorify God. This book incorporates art history and art instruction into one 4-year curriculum. Art lessons teach basic fundamentals in drawing, painting, and color theory. With over 250 lessons and 450+ pages, a set of 34 master postcards, 25 "Paint Cards", 10 "Marker Cards", and exams covering each period of art, this program sounds like a great value.
An encouraging, step-by-step art program combining lessons in drawing, colored penciling, drawing with markers, painting, and open-ended art appreciation. Very appealing coloring-book-type artwork and motivating instructions make this an extremely friendly course for the beginning artist. Each of the four basic sections begins with tips and rules for using the medium involved, then progresses from easy to more difficult assignments. 142 lessons in all, beginning with 36 on drawing. These start with simple line and shape drawings before advancing to more complex drawings and techniques (I found the presentation on body proportions particularly well done for this age). The next 29 lessons use colored pencils in a celebration of drawing with color. Colored marker lessons follow with 35 varied lessons specially suited to markers. The final 42 lessons are on beginning painting starting with simple mixing and blending assignments. This is my favorite section of the book, with helpful guidance to children about appropriate colors and color schemes. The special Paint Cards in this section and Marker Cards in the previous one should inspire careful artwork. Marker cards are included with the book. These are printed on heavy cardstock to use with markers and paints. A final section stresses the importance of art appreciation, with recommendations on which artists to begin with, and how to proceed. Forms to use for recording information about the artist and artwork, including a student sketch of the artist and selected work, are provided. A brief final "exam" is also furnished that tests retention of some basics that should have been absorbed during the course. This is an excellent choice for a beginning art program; well laid out, reasonably priced (considering the number of lessons), and covering the basics with a variety of media.
Both art text and workbook, this large volume contains 260 daily lessons and can be used over a span of years. While over 100 lessons deal with drawing, Barry has branched out into other areas as well, including color, penmanship, art appreciation, measurement, and painting. Most of the student's work is done in the book, but the painting lessons use sturdy posterboard cards (referred to as "paint packs") which come with the book. Materials needed include a 2B or 4B drawing pencil, kneaded eraser, ruler, black extra-fine point marker pen, colored pencils (12),ketch book, poster board, paint brushes (3 or 4), and acrylic paints (2-oz. of red, blue, yellow and white). A well-rounded course with lots of variety. 310 pgs.
Art materials needed for use with I Can Do All Things are listed below for your convenience:
These aren't just for art class; in fact, I want to replace all of my ink pens with these fabulous colors! Larger set has pastels, darks and brights, smaller set has rainbow colors, both have black and brown. These mark on most surfaces and are slimmer than a regular Sharpie marker. Your art lovers would have a ball with the quality, but these are permanent markers, so probably not for the littles or on thinner paper where they'll bleed through. They are fabulous, just fabulous! ~ Sara