Art Works for Kids, Grades 1-6

Unleash the imagination in your child and begin nurturing a budding artist's creativity! Organized around a variety of media---painting, weaving, clay, printing, recyclables, nature---this innovative art course offers 68 inexpensive, high-quality projects requiring minimal preparation and cleanup. Beautiful full-color photos show actual children's artwork, and step-by-step illustrated instructions ensure successful experiences every time. Grades 1 to 6. 160 pages, softcover from Evan-Moor.

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The Usborne Art Ideas Pack

It's like a self-contained art school---all your students need to enroll is a little paper and plenty of imagination! They'll want to don their smocks as they learn about mixing colors, patterns, and painting techniques. Provides step-by-step instruction on projects including serene watercolors, vivid crayon creations, and I-made-it-myself cards. Includes brush, water colors, oil pastels, wax crayons, and 32-page spiralbound book. Ages 9 to 12.

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The American Girls Handy Book Centennial Edition

If Tom Sawyer had been a girl, Aunt Polly would certainly have seen to it that she had a copy of this book--and with a heartfelt blessing. It's a magical cornucopia of projects, devices, toys, gifts, dolls, recipes, decorations, perfumes, wax and clay modelling, oil and water-color painting and games, all with clear and practical directions for how to make and play them. Vintage Americana by the Beard sisters, two of the founders of Girl Scouting in the United States. A delightful gift from great-great-grandmother's house.

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The American Boy's Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition

First published in 1882, this is a wealth of projects and games, with practical directions on how to make them, by one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America. The ultimate pre-TV, anti-couch potato activity book, it answers the question, "What's there to do?"

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Lamb's Book of Art Pack, Revised

Introduce the basic principles of art with Barry Stebbings  The Lamb's Book of Art series! This kit includes volumes 1 and 2, as well as the teacher's guide for a complete art course. Students will learn color theory, drawing, anatomy, perspective, nature studies, portraits, cartooning, lettering, creative writing, portraits, nature scenes and more through clearly explained lessons, step-by-step illustrations, comprehension questions, and plenty of practice room. Volume 1 is designed to take one year, with volume 2 as a complementary text; either volume may be started first. Designed for ages 8-13. Volume 1 includes over 65 lessons; Volume 2 includes over 70 lessons.

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The Music Book

Elementary age students will quickly grasp the basic elements of music through the step-by-step approach taught in this 40-page workbook. For grades 4-8, with 18 chapters, answer key and illustrations.

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Ready to Read Music: Sequential Lessons in Music Reading Readiness

Teach your 7- to 12-year-olds the basics behind making beautiful music! Althouse helps kids identify fundamental symbols and notations in four sequential units of eight lessons each. Covers staff, clefs, notes, rhythm, pitch, and tempo. Includes lesson review work sheets and answer key. 120 reproducible pages, spiralbound softcover from Alfred.

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A Literature Approach to the History of Classical Music

This study guide is a musical journey from the Baroque Period of composition to the Modern period. Beginning with Corelli, the father of modern violin playing, and tracing the development of orchestral music up to the time of Igor Stravinsky, students will learn of the lives of great composers, many of whom were devoted Christians. The formation of the orchestra, as well as a study of each type of musical instrument is included. Grades 4-7. Buy at Christianbook:

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Theory Time: Workbook Series - Grade Four Early Intermediate

The Grade Four workbook presents stem rule, treble & bass clef note drill, grand staff, introduction to the 8th note & rest, beam, intervals, half & whole steps, sharps, flats, naturals, rhythm drill, major scale pattern and scales of C, G, D, A, E and F, circle of 5ths, drawing & naming major key signatures, triads & chords, vocabulary, ear training and a review test. Free ear training videos for each ear training exercise are hosted on the Theory Time YouTube channel. The Grade Four workbook is appropriate for older beginners to begin the series. This workbook includes 67 pages, 20 Lessons and 6 Fun Sheets.

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