ARTistic Pursuits Elementary Gr 4-5 Book Two 3rd ed - Color and Composition

ARTistic Pursuits Elementary Gr 4-5 Book Two 3rd ed - Color and Composition

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ISBN: 9781939394057
Grades: 4-5

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This art curriculum is the answer for the child who wants to make artworks in color, providing a first in-depth look at the color wheel. As children learn to mix colors, their expanded knowledge turns a simple 12-color pencil set into an unlimited color source for all of their paintings. Fourth and fifth grade students can begin this book without prior knowledge of art and work independently without the need for parental instruction. The content and conversational tone is perfectly suited to the age level and designed to engage children in the process of creating original artworks. Units guide the child through an ordered and progressive study of color while covering topics like primary and secondary color, neutral colors, analogous colors, as well as compositional topics of rhythm, points of view, and emphasis. Other units offer an approach to drawing difficult subjects like buildings, figures, faces, and interiors. Each unit is crafted for focus on one color theory principle at a time while exploring the topic in four unique ways.

After being introduced to the topic of a unit through words and illustration, a Using Creativity exercise requires that the child think creatively while exploring the world through engaging studies designed to develop observation skills. Art appreciation lessons show how color is used through the study of American masters including the genres of American landscape painters, Impressionists, Regionalists, and painters of the American West. The text appeals to the interests of the elementary student as it explains what Americans were thinking, doing, and discovering during the artist’s lifetime. Techniques such as creating washes, hard and soft edges, tinting and shading are covered as children explore a variety of subjects such as still-life, portraits, and landscapes in their art. The book provides lessons for the completion of sixty-eight finished paintings and colored drawings that are both original and entirely the student’s own.

Media Introduced:

  • colored pencils
  • and watercolor pencils




Category Description for ARTistic Pursuits:

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


Primary Subject
Art/Crafts
Grade Start
4
Grade End
5
ISBN
9781939394057
Author
Brenda Ellis
Format
Comb Bound Book
Brand Name
Artistic Pursuits
Weight
1.35 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 9.0" x 0.75"
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HOMESCHOOL ART CURRICULUM
NICOLE F on Jul 27, 2021
For Coop
Jennifer T on Mar 31, 2021
HOMESCHOOL ART CURRICULUM
NICOLE F on Jul 27, 2021
We've used two previous Artistic Pursuits books and loved them. I expect this one to be just as good!
L H on Jul 9, 2021
For Coop
Jennifer T on Mar 31, 2021
a great price, and i'm excited to try this level of art!
laurel g on Oct 11, 2020
We're really enjoying ARTistic Pursuits!
User on Feb 19, 2020
Recommended by The Well Trained Mind.
Rachelle on Mar 18, 2019
This is an excellent art curriculum.
Northport on Nov 16, 2016
Have used Artistic Pursuits from the beginning and will continue to use entire program
Ellen R on Aug 1, 2016
We've used two previous Artistic Pursuits books and loved them. I expect this one to be just as good!
L H on Jul 9, 2021
a great price, and i'm excited to try this level of art!
laurel g on Oct 11, 2020
are books 1 and 2 meant to be done in the same year?
Ashley on Apr 21, 2021
ARTistic Pursuits Elementary Gr 4-5 Book Two 3rd ed - Color and Composition
ARTistic Pursuits Elementary Gr 4-5 Book Two 3rd ed - Color and Composition
ARTistic Pursuits Elementary Gr 4-5 Book One 3rd ed - Elements of Art and Composition
ARTistic Pursuits Elementary Gr 4-5 Book One 3rd ed - Elements of Art and Composition
BEST ANSWER: No. The books are designed for 1 school year per book. We used Book 2 for 5th grade. There are 64 lessons divided into 16 units of 4 lessons each, and the book intro pages recommend 2 lessons per week.
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