Prismacolor Scholars (12 color set)
These colored pencil sets have the same pigments and high quality blending attributes as the Berol Prismacolors but are formulated with a slightly harder lead to resist breakage.
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.
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.
Tired of black and white? Here is a course designed to familiarize the beginning artist with the fundamentals of color. The student uses a variety of creative media: colored pencils, markers, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, and oils, as well as different painting surfaces. The book includes 30 "paint packs" - sturdy white posterboard sheets containing painting exercises. This book starts out black and white, but it will soon be transformed into a rainbow of color. 250 pgs.