Artistic Pursuits Grades K-3 Book 2 (3rd Edition) Art Supply Bundle
This package includes the following items:
- Brayer 4"
- Fiskars for Kids Pointed-Tip
- Prang 8-Pan Watercolor Set - Temporarily Out of Stock
- Fiberboard Panel (3/16") 9" x 12" x 2
- Foam Printing Plates 9" x 12" pkg 12
- White Bristle Utility Chip Brush - 1/2"
- Ebony Pencil x 2
- Block Printing Ink - 37cc (1.3 oz.) - Black
- Block Printing Ink - 37cc (1.3 oz.) - Blue
- Dynasty Golden Taklon Round Brush #8
- Tissue Paper - 24 Sheet Bright Colors (20" x 30" )
- SunWorks Construction Paper Assorted 9"x12"
- All-Purpose Spackling Paste - 8 oz.
- Plastic Putty Knife - 2" wide
- Canson Watercolor Pad Extra Large 9" x 12" 30 Sheets
- Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastels Set of 25
- Canson XL Series Sketch Pad, 9" x 12",125 Sheets
- Origami Paper - Gold Foil with instructions 36 sheets 5 7/8" squares
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
You do not need doubles of anything for print making. My two students were fine sharing two sets of ink, the brayer, and the plates. I also did not buy extra of any of the paper. I did have to buy more watercolor paper halfway through the year though. My kids made extra art sometimes though, so you might get away with just one pack.