Elementary 4-5 Books One and Two

The Elements of Art and Composition; Color and Composition

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Elementary 4-5, Introduction Video


Cover for the ARTistic Pursuits book, Elementary 4-5 Book One: the Elements of Art and Composition

ARTistic Pursuits, Elementary 4-5 Book One

The Elements of Art and Composition

Book description: Age 9 and up

This book is the answer for the child who wants to learn to draw more realistically but doesn’t know where to start. It incorporates the creative aspects of making art into each lesson. Fourth and fifth grade students can begin this book without prior knowledge of art and work independently without the need for parental instruction. Children learn to see the elements of art in nature and in artwork by American masters. They will learn the techniques that artists use and produce a final work that requires assimilation of the knowledge gained in the three previous lessons within the unit. Each element is fully covered through this process of learning and builds on the others through simple yet engaging lessons. Children find, to their delight, that they are asked to choose the subject they want to draw. This results in meaningful works of art as children fully engage in the process. In this way, children create real works of art from the beginning to the end of the book, without boring practice routines or copying methods. Children watch their artistic skills improve and are encouraged by the works they produce.

Children acquire skills in pencil drawing, scratch art, and markers. The art appreciation pages show how American artists like Remington, Audubon, Copley, and others used the elements of art and composition in their famous works, reproduced in full color. Technique pages demonstrate steps when working from direct observation, ways to add texture to a drawing, how to show form with lines, and other topics relevant to creating a drawing. The text is short and to the point and over 230 illustrations enhance visual understanding of the concepts. The content and conversational tone is perfectly suited to the age level. The book provides lessons for the completion of sixty-eight finished drawings that are both original and entirely the child’s own.

Media Introduced:

Ebony pencil, white pencil, black markers with point and wide tip, scratch art paper and silhouette.

List Price $47.95




photo of the Elementary 4-5 Book One , Art Supply Kit

The art supply pack contains the following items:

Scissors and a glue stick are also needed. Our price reflects the manufacturer's list prices.

Price: 4-5 Book One Supply Pack  $50.00 + SHIPPING & HANDLING Priority Mail Box A $13.50 each pack.




Cover for the ARTistic Pursuits book, Elementary 4-5 Book Two: Color andComposition

ARTistic Pursuits, Elementary 4-5 Book Two

Color and Composition

Book description: Ages 9 and up

This book 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

List Price $47.95




Photo of the ELementary 4-5 book two, Art Supply Kit

The art supply pack includes the following items:

Our price reflects the manufacturer's list prices.

Price: 4-5 Book Two Supply Pack  $89.00 + SHIPPING & HANDLING Priority Mail Box A $13.50 each pack.



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