Allow your students' artistic sides flourish with Artistic Pursuits! Requiring no expertise or experience, students will benefit from a complete overview of the artistic process from concept to creation. Focusing on composition, units include Building a Visual Vocabulary; American Art Appreciation & History; Techniques;
. Each contains four lessons, a project, and included fine art prints, allowing students to view and study the great works in depth. Assignments help develop artistic perspectives through observation, composition, and real, applicable art projects.
Books for grades 4-6 introduces the elements of art with a focus on the media and basic techniques they'll be using in the future. Book 1 develops drawing skills through the study American art. Through viewing reproductions of classic works, students will learn to observe their world, and discover what to specifically look for as an artist. Simple drawing instruction is given, including space, line, shape, texture, value, form, edges, balance, rhythm, overlap, depth, movement and more. This 2008 revised edition now includes expanded art history, new drawing information, and special projects in scratch art and silhouette. 88 pages; comb-binding with plastic protector cover. Pages are not reproducible. For grades 4-6.