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Eclectic Homeschool Online Book Lists - Art Curriculum

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Art Curriculum List

  • All About Drawing Horses & Pets
    by Walter Foster
    ISBN: 1600585809
    Ideal for children who love to doodle, this introductory drawing guide makes the art of drawing easy. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions use basic shapes and colors to teach children how to draw step by step. In this book, young readers will learn simple ways to draw and color their favorite horse breeds and other beloved pets. Each project features fun, fascinating facts, as well as simple drawing tips to help kids build confidence. With All About Drawing: Horses and Pets, aspiring artists will be drawing their own masterpieces in no time!
  • Art Adventures at Home : A Curriculum Guide for Home Schools
    by Jean M. Soyke, Pattye Carlson
    ISBN: 9994024930
    Art Adventures at Home 1 is a complete art curriculum for children in grades K-2 (or older children without previous art experience). It introduces the fundamentals of art in over 100 step-by-step lessons (three years' worth of curriculum). These lessons are organized into five different units: drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and crafts.
  • Art History & Appreciation Activities Kit: Ready-To-Use Lessons, Slides, and Projects for Secondary Students/Book and Slides
    Helen D. Hume
    ISBN: 0876281110
    From the Back Cover
    A complete resource for teaching art history and appreciation through hands-on activities that can be done in a classroom or art studio. Provides 88 student projects with over 100 reproducible handouts and worksheets and 40 color slides of famous artworks. 12 sections cover both Western and non-Western art from the Ancient World to today. Complete teacher background, slide script, and useful appendices included.
  • Art Smart!: Ready-To-Use Slides and Activities for Teaching Art History and Appreciation
    by Susan, Rodriguez
    ISBN: 0130477540
    From the Back Cover
    A complete, sequential art history and appreciation curriculum for grades 3-9. Includes 40 full color, museum- quality slides of art masterpiecs, 94 ready-to-use art activities, and ART SMART Chart that explains each period of art, and reproducible calendar pages for each month featuring the birthdays of major artists.
  • Arts and Art History: Interactive Adventure Units on CD-ROM
    by Learning Launchers
    ISBN: 1891400827
    Impressionists, Creative Dance, Theatre Arts, World Puppetry, Holiday Crafts, Early Renaissance, Elizabethan Renaissance, The Italian High Renaissance, Classical Music, Composers, Biography: John Audubon
  • Beginner's Guide: Drawing 1
    by Michael Butkus (Author)
    ISBN: 1560104848
    In this book, Mike Butkus offers the perfect introduction to the exciting world of drawing! Inside Drawing 1, you will find an array of beautiful drawings that will inspire you to explore the medium further. The author covers a wide range of the most popular subjects as he introduces a number of basic art concepts and drawing techniques. You’ll learn about creating basic face and figure proportions, developing realistic textures, adding depth and distance to landscapes, and more. You also will learn about the tools and materials you will need to get started drawing your own favorite subjects. After this introduction, you’ll be ready for Drawing 2, where you will find step-by-step demonstrations to help you further your drawing skills. (32-page paperback, 10.25" x 13.75") Previously titled Starting Out Drawing.
  • Create Anything With Clay
    by Sherri Haab, Laura Torres
    ISBN: 1570543275
  • Creativity Express - Let's Start with Art!
    by Madcap Logic, LLC
    ISBN: B0012AY1WK
    Creativity Express is award winning software created by former Disney® Animators which uses animated characters and interactive activities to teach the fundamentals of art and design, while strengthening the essential life skills of creative thinking and problem solving.
  • DK Art School: An Introduction to Art Techniques
    by DK Publishing
    ISBN: 0789451514
    A comprehensive guide for the enthusiastic beginner and the experienced artist alike, An Introduction to Art Techniques embraces seven basic elements of art technique in one comprehensive volume. The subjects included are Drawing, Perspective, Watercolor, Pastels, Oil Painting, Acrylics, and Mixed Media. Easy--to--follow projects ---- from drawing natural forms to creating a photo collage ---- teach you all the essentials of each subject and inspire you to go on to master more complex techniques. Close--up, step--by--step photographs show artworks being created before your eyes, revealing the secrets of how professional artists produce their work. Art Techniques offers the widest choice of specific subjects ---- from mixing watercolors to block printmaking, from tonal drawing to oil painting in layers. You will find clear, authoritative text written by artists who specialize in each particular medium.
  • Drawing Breakthrough Book, The: A Shortcut to Artistic Excellence
    by John Hastings (Author)
    ISBN: 0974941824
    The Drawing Breakthrough Book: A Shortcut to Artistic Excellence builds on and transforms standard drawing concepts. It presents a practical approach to creating line drawings that will enable nearly anyone to see in a fresh way and to draw more accurately. In Part One, you'll learn many of the secrets to seeing and drawing like an artist. In Part Two, you will master the building-block lines. To assist you in this mastery, you'll use breakthrough techniques to practice drawing squares, circles, and ellipses. As you progress, you'll choose and practice drawing simple objects in more and more advanced arrangements. In Part Three, you will first learn how to apply basic principles of composition. Then you'll apply those principles plus your mastery of the building-block lines to composing, seeing, and drawing objects with all types of lines.
  • Drawing for Older Children and Teens : A Creative Method That Works for Adult Beginners, Too
    by Mona Brookes
    ISBN: 0874776619
  • Drawing for the Artistically Undiscovered
    by Quentin Blake
    ISBN: 1570543208
  • Drawing Made Easy: Dragons & Fantasy
    by Kythera of Anevern
    ISBN: 1600580688
    Drawing fire-breathing beasts and mysterious, magical creatures has never been so much fun—or so easy! In this 64-page how-to-draw book, fantasy artist Kythera of Anevern demonstrates how to draw dragons, fairies, ogres, merfolk, and everything in between! Readers will discover in-depth tips and techniques for drawing textures such as fur, hair, scales, and teeth, as well as features like tails, wings, talons, hooves, and horns. With a wealth of fanciful drawings and in-depth instruction on re-creating extraordinary creatures in graphite, this book is ideal for anyone who is fascinated by the fantastic.
  • Drawing Nature
    by Stanley Maltzman
    ISBN: 0891349332
    With enthusiasm and skill, artist Stanley Maltzman shows you how to turn nature's inspiration into pencil and charcoal drawings that have the expressiveness and power of paintings. You'll learn how to choose your subject wisely, plan your drawing's format and style to express your feelings, and improvise to capture the mood of the moment. You'll find out how to build depth and focus, and how to use specific techniques--such as circular shading, angular buildup, crosshatching and blending.
  • Drawing Techniques
    Walter Foster Publishing
    ISBN: 1560108533
    Open this book and enter an imaginative world of drawing, where you can learn to create fantastic works of art, step by step! Inside you'll find a collection of awesome projects, from radical skateboarders to adorable pet portraits. Just trace the patterns at the back of the book to get started. Then follow the steps to learn exciting new techniques with wax crayons, oil pastels, and colored pencisl! Full of colorful illustrations and simple instructions, this book makes learning to draw an ultra-enjoyable adventure!
  • Drawing With Children : A Creative Method for Adult Beginners, Too
    by Mona Brookes
    ISBN: 0874778271
  • Drawing: How to Draw 1
    by Walter Foster
    ISBN: 1560100117
    What you'll learn from this book ...
    • The basic principles of drawing, from simple sketches to fully rendered pictures
    • What materials and drawing materials you'll need to learn to draw
    • Step-by-step instructions for drawing a variety of popular subjects, including fruit, flowers, animals, human portraits, and even cartoons
    • Techniques for creating different pencil lines and textures, as well as how to ink with brush and pen
    • Helpful information on perspective drawing, with a detailed description of how to create the illusion of depth and form
  • Dynamic Art Projects for Children: Includes Step-by-step Instructions And Photographs (Spiral-bound)
    by Denise M. Logan (Author)
    ISBN: 1562903500
    Over 200 color illustrations show step-by-step instructions for drawing and painting activities with paper, ceramics, printmaking, and sculpture. These art projects were created for and taught to elementary school children to engage them in the creative process, build confidence and self-esteem, and facilitate their creatino of artwork. Elements and principles of design are emphasized. Projects include making abstract art, fantasy space art, landscapes, masks, printmaking, paper cutouts, mobiles, molas, and many more. 112 pages, softcover. Spiral bound.
  • Ed Emberley's Complete Funprint Drawing Book
    by Ed Emberley
    ISBN: 0316174483
    A 2-in-1 edition of two of his most popular titles: Ed Emberley's FINGERPRINT DRAWING BOOK and GREAT THUMBPRINT DRAWING BOOK will be combined in a handy, vertical format paperback. Anyone can be an artist, according to Ed Emberley. These delightful books show how you can use your fingerprints to make pictures. Colorful step- by-step drawings show how to turn your thumbprints into owls, pigs, fish or basketball players simply by adding the letters IVYLOU. The addition of scribbles and dots to a variety of fingerprints will create not only animals and people but entire pictures with any number of themes or subjects. These titles will not only spur creativity in every child but make it easy and fun as well.
  • Fantastic Foam Book, The
    by Laura Torres
    ISBN: 1570541442
  • Geography Through Art
    by Sharon Jeffus (Author), Jamie Aramini (Author)
    ISBN: 1931397589
    Geography Through Art Intenational Art Projects for Kids Completely Revised and Updated! Use this book as an exciting way to supplement any study of geography, history, or social studies. "Geography Through Art" is sure to make a lasting addition to your home or school library. You'll find yourself reaching for this indispensable guide again and again to delight and engage students in leanring about geography through the culture and art of peoples around the world.
  • Great Paintings Coloring Book : National Gallery of Art
    by Sheila Susskind
    ISBN: 0810925184
  • Hands on Sculpting
    by Dottie Erdmann
    ISBN: 0945339518
  • I Can Crayon
    by Ray Gibson
    ISBN: 0746028598
  • I Can Cut and Stick
    by Ray Gibson
    ISBN: 0746028024
  • I Can Draw Animals
    by Ray Gibson
    ISBN: 0746029438
  • I Can Draw People
    by Ray Gibson
    ISBN: 074603704X
  • I Can Finger Paint
    by Ray Gibson
    ISBN: 0746029497
  • Illustrating Nature: Right-brain Art in a Left-brain World
    by Irene Brady
    ISBN: 0915965089
    Illustrating Nature ~ Right-brain Art in a Left-brain World is the secret doorway to realistic drawing – open this book and find the kind of instruction that you’ve always wanted.

    Even if nature isn’t your all-time hot interest, the bountiful illustrations, generous tips, and step-by-step tutorials focusing on natural objects you can find anywhere, anytime, will give you a jump-start on any other type of subject you choose, from still-life compositions to action figures to landscapes. This book sets you off on a trail of adventure ~ and who knows where it will lead! Dive into this book to discover how you can make your pencil do what you tell it to do. Use your new-found skills to improve your paintings, sketch in your field journal, design and illustrate your own business or greeting cards, or create a home school curriculum for your kids – whatever you desire.

    This book is for all ages – from college students, teens, and art-loving younger kids, to adults looking for a new career or simply wanting to develop their creative skills.
  • Kids' Crazy Art Concoctions: 50 Mysterious Mixtures for Art & Craft Fun
    by Jill Frankel Hauser, Loretta Trezzo Braren (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 1885593287
    Provides instructions for making a variety of artistic concoctions involving water color cakes, soap paint, crazy dough, pastes, papers, and earthworks.
  • MathART Projects and Activities (Grades 3-5)
    by Carolyn Ford Brunetto
    ISBN: 0590963716
    In this unique book, you'll find dozens of creative projects that make a natural connection between math and art. Students make "stained glass windows" to explore geometry, create a "multiplication house" to reinforce basic multiplication facts, design "fraction flags" and make "place value" snakes! Plus: projects involving number sense, measurement, patterns, symmetry, statistics, and more. Includes easy step-by-step directions. Geared to the NCTM standards.
  • National Gallery of Art Activity Book : 25 Adventures With Art
    by Maura A. Clarkin
    ISBN: 0810925958
  • Natural Way to Draw : A Working Plan for Art Study, The
    by Kimon Nicolaides
    ISBN: 0395530075
  • New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, The
    by Betty Edwards
    ISBN: 0874774241
    This is an revised and expanded edition of a classic drawing text which applies the latest developments in brain research to learning to draw. Anyone interested in drawing or learning to draw should get this book whether they believe they can draw or not. My husband went from stick figures to beautiful drawings with this book.
  • Pastel Step by Step
    by Marla Baggetta
    ISBN: 1560108010
    Master the basic skills and special techniques of painting in pastel. Explore the colorful art of painting in pastel with this compelling how-to guide. Renowned artist Marla Baggetta demonstrates a variety of subject matter--from expressive portraits and beautiful landscapes to realistic animals and dynamic still lifes--with colorful illustrations and simple instructions. Follow the 12 step-by-step lessons, and along the way, you'll find helpful advice and practical tips that will enable you to create your own impressive works of art in pastel!
  • Preschool Art : 'It's the Process Not the Product.'
    by MaryAnn F. Kohl, K. Whelan Dery (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 0876591683
    Preschool Art offers over 200 process-oriented art experiences for children ages 3-6. Using materials commonly found in the home, child care, or preschool program children explore, discover, and create open-ended art experiences. There are no adult-made samples to copy-only the imagination of the artist and materials at hand.
  • Usborne Art Treasury, The
    by Rosie Dickins (Author), Nicola Butler (Contributor)
    ISBN: 0794514529
    * Exciting introduction to famous artists and artworks, with simple, practical projects based on the techniques used by the artists.
    * Contains 22 famous works by a wide range of artists, including Monet, Van Gogh, Jackson Pollack and Damien Hirst.
    * Young artists can create Degas pastel dancers, a Rousseau jungle scene and Van Gogh swirly landscapes amongst other projects.
    * Also tells the story behind the works of art and the artists who painted them.
  • Usborne Complete Book of Drawing, The
    by Nigel Reece, Alastair Smith, Judy Tatchell
    ISBN: 074601662X
    Whatever their level of artistic skill, readers will improve their drawing. Packed with inspiring ideas and step-by-step sketches to show how to create the finished picture, this book explores a rich variety of subjects, styles and techniques while the reference section describes artists' materials and how to use them.
  • Watercolor for the Artistically Undiscovered/Book and Paint Set
    by Thacher Hurd, John Cassidy
    ISBN: 1878257447
  • Watercolor Made Easy: Fairies & Fantasy
    by Meredith Dillman
    ISBN: 1600581412
    Fairies, mermaids, and angels have captivated imaginations throughout the centuries. Embodying all that is feminine, sparkly, and magical, these fantastic creatures have found their ways into countless stories, films, and works of art that appeal to people of all ages. And now anyone can discover how to bring them to life in watercolor with this delightful 64-page guide. Inside, artist-author Meredith Dillman shares the methods of her unique artistic style, which is influenced by Pre-Raphaelite paintings, turn-of-the-twentieth-century book illustrations, and modern-day Japanese manga—a combination that results in beautiful, contemporary artwork. Meredith provides instruction specific to creating the mythical beauties and their whimsical surroundings, showing readers how to draw and paint faces, bodies, hair, clothing, and more. The author also guides readers through several inspiring projects, demonstrating how to re-create the magic step by step.
  • What to Do With a Squirt of Glue: And Paper, Paint, & Scissors, Too!
    by Lori A. Howard
    ISBN: 0865300860
    Not only will you find tons of great things to make and do with a squirt of glue, but you'll find activities for everyday supplies, too. Tempera paint, paper, scissors, and glue are just about all you need to create these wonderful projects.
  • You Can Make a Collage : A Very Simple How-To Book
    by Eric Carle
    ISBN: 1570542074
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