Lamb's Book of ART, Books I and II

Lamb's Book of ART, Books I and II

The Lamb's Book of ART, Books I and II both cover essentially the same territory. They offer two sets of lessons that can be used independently or simultaneously—maybe you want to spend more time on cartooning, so you would use lessons from both books. You should probably use Book I first, but it is not critical.

Far more than "arts and crafts," each Lamb's Book of ART is a serious art course for teaching children about drawing, color theory, lettering, perspective, anatomy, cartooning, and graphic design. These books are geared for students in grades three through eight.

Students work with colored markers, colored pencils, a drawing pencil, a fine black marker, and a brush to blend colors. Five heavy card stock pages come with each book for some of the lessons, but you will want to either use colored pencils for other lessons within the books or photocopy pages that might "bleed" through since lessons continue on both sides of each page. Most work will be done within the book, and quite a few extra blank pages are provided at the back for students to create their sketchbooks.

While children do some copying, they also learn to draw from "still lifes" in Book II so that they learn to draw what they actually see. Children also develop creativity through cartooning.

Barry Stebbing generously illustrates the books with black-line drawings. Bible verses or quotations are featured on every page, but Christian content is also integrated into some of the lessons.

There are 71 lessons in Book I and 73 in Book II. Each book might stretch over one or two years, depending upon a child's rate of progress. A single teacher's manual covering lessons in both books provides further explanation and suggestions for parents. While it is not essential, parents without artistic background will find it useful.

The principle difference between these books and How Great Thou ART's Feed My Sheep is that the latter is more comprehensive and includes painting.

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  • Need For Parent or Teacher Instruction: high
  • Learning Environment: one-on-one or small group
  • Grade Level: grades 3-8
  • Educational Methods: interactive, highly structured, lots of variety, drawing activities, hands-on
  • Educational Approaches: eclectic
  • Religious Perspective: Christian

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