Dynasty #7 Round Synthetic Brush
These pointed-tip, round brushes feature good-quality synthetic brush tips and are well-suited to watercolor or acrylic paint.
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.
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.
Art materials needed for use with I Can Do All Things are listed below for your convenience: