Ages: 4 & up This deluxe text includes 59 favorite children’s Bible stories. Each story is written at an elementary level, yet stays true to God’s Word. There are 36 stories from the Old Testament and 23 from the New Testament, followed by discussion questions along with delightful art lessons at the end of each story. (Lessons vary in length and level of difficulty, making them easily adaptable for multi-age level groups from preschool to middle grades.) Art & the Bible for Children is wonderfully illustrated by homeschoolers! This hardbound text is in full color with glossy pages, bringing out the quality of the colorful artwork.

Art & the Bible for Children - By: Barry Stebbing

What I think: It is okay for bible lesson plans but not art lesson plans. This hardcover book with 275 page provides a very brief art activity for each subject/story. There is no “how to” art instruction and there is a lack of imagination and creativity overall. Nice book but not what I was looking for based on the title of this book. 

 

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This perpetual week-at-a-glance diary follows in the steps of the best-selling Start Where You Are, adding gorgeous illustration and encouragement to appointments and deadlines. 

160 pages

5.1 x 0.4 x 8 inches

The author is a self-taught artist and I enjoy experiencing her art in this diary. (diary/journal/planner) There is plenty of space to write daily memories or to write in work or school assignments. The design of the planner and the use of illustrations are kept clean and simple. A great gift idea for any almost any age. 

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Draw 50

Paperback, 64 pages, July 2017

In this new installment of Lee J. Ames’s beloved Draw 50 series, readers will find easy-to-follow, step-by-step visual lessons on sketching and rendering all kinds of sea and ocean-dwelling creatures. Animals and plants from in and near the water featured in the book include clownfish, whale sharks, sea otters, dolphins, turtles and more.

Draw 50 is a step-by-step way to draw and uses only visual lessons, so don’t expect any text in this book. I appreciate this simple method of creating by observation. Each drawing is shown in 6-8 steps on a single page. The selection of sea creatures are not arranged in a any particular order but there is a single content page at the beginning to make it easy to find your subject. Each sea creature is named. Great addition to the home school art class. This is a beginner’s level book. 

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Quick and easy. Exactly the look I was wanting. Ordering from Matboard and More® is certain to make your art more beautiful!

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Colored Pencil

Colored Pencil Painting Portraits provides straightforward solutions to the problems that artists face in creating lifelike images, and will prime readers on the intricacies of color, texture, shadow, and light as they interplay with the human form. In this truly comprehensive guide packed with step-by-step demonstrations, Nickelsen considers working from photo references versus live models; provides guidance on posing and lighting, as well as planning and composing a work; discusses tools, materials, and revolutionary layering techniques; and offers lessons on capturing gesture and expression and on rendering facial and body features of people of all age groups and skin tones.

Paperback, 192 pages

This book has big, lovely-to-look-at illustrations. It could be a super resource for the artist and the home school art classrooms, but it didn’t work for me. Too much heavy writing and not enough something else. Will donate and hope to make someone’s day. 

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★★★★★Recommend picture book. My three year old was attentive to this alternate retelling of the classic Prince and the Pauper story. It is a pleasant story that examines curiosity in a positive way. Gratitude is also expressed in this picture book. Easy rhyme text and sweet illustrations have made it an often requested read.

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Paperback, 128 pages

((̲̅ ̲̅(̲̅C̲̅r̲̅a̲̅y̲̅o̲̅l̲̲̅̅a̲̅( ̲̅̅((>This book includes helpful information for the beginner artist. Rachel’s recommendations included the supplies/ tools she used to achieve beautiful colorful art. There are many illustrations throughout that show the creation process. This book would be a great resource for home school art (somewhere around grade 5 and up) with the easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and practice pages. 

This book was provided by Rachel Reinert (thank you for the autographed copy) to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.