Kindergarten through Third Grade:

Books One, Two, and Three

ARTistic Pursuits®


Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade, Introduction Video


Cover for the Artistic Pursuits book, Early Elementary K-3 Book One: An Introduction to the Visual Arts

ARTistic Pursuits, Early Elementary K-3 Book One

Introduction to the Visual Arts


Book description: Age 5 and up

This book is sure to delight young children with over 185 colorful illustrations and great Master paintings. Lessons capture each child's interests and imagination while introducing the fundamental principles of the visual arts. Parents read a simple ten-minute lesson with their child that includes art appreciation. The topic is pointed out in a full-color work of art by well-known Masters like Rivera, Chagall, De Hooch, Van Gogh and more. This time is followed with a project that allows children to immediately apply their new knowledge of the subject, while creating works of art from their own experiences and observations, making each piece produced personal and unique.

The first section covers the activities artists engage in when making art (composing, imagining, looking, etc.,) how to use the materials of an artist (watercolor crayons, pastels, pencil), and the various types of subjects artists work from (landscapes, people, still-life, etc.) Activities broaden children’s awareness of the world they live in. The second section of the book covers the elements that artists use in two-dimensional and three-dimensional work such as shape, form, line, and color. The third section is a comprehensive study of ancient art as children are introduced to different kinds of art that we see such as art in caves, pyramids, cathedrals, and more. This section covers early cave paintings and figurines from Jordon to tapestries and book illumination of the Middle Ages. Children's ideas about art are greatly expanded as they learn how ancient cultures used art. The hands-on projects help them remember what materials the culture used or the major ideas of the culture. This book provides lessons for the completion of thirty-six finished drawings, paintings, and sculptures that are both original and wholly the child’s own.

List price $47.95




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The art supply pack includes the following items:

Our most frequently asked question is if one pack is enough supplies for more than one student. You will find that if you complete all 36 lessons in the book, one child will use all of the paper and clay. Color sets, tissue paper, and construction paper could be shared. Our price reflects manufacturer's list prices.

Price: K-3 ONE Supply Pack $96.00 + SHIPPING & HANDLING Priority Flat Rate Medium Box $13.50 each pack.




Cover for the Artistic Pursuits book, Early Elementary K-3 Book Two: Stories of Artists and their Art

ARTistic Pursuits, Early Elementary K-3 Book Two

Stories of Artists and Their Art

Book description: Ages 5 and up

This book focuses on the lives of artists who left the world with a vision that has awed and inspired others for generations. Using colorful illustrations and works by Master artists like Giotto, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Turner, this book tells the stories of individual artists within major periods of art from 13th century late Gothic to the academy artists of the 18th century. Projects encouraging creativity include watercolor painting, oil pastels, printmaking, and mixed media.

This book is a continuation of the ancient art history section of Artistic Pursuits Early Elementary K-3, Book One, An Introduction to the Visual Arts and it can be used independently. The introduction to each lesson helps children see a relationship between their own lives and that of the artist. Parents simply read the text and allow their child to ponder the similarities. The fictional story adds details and focuses on points for which the artist and his art are remembered. The story incorporates known facts about the artist's life in a way that appeals to young minds. This ten-minute lesson is followed by a project related to the story in which the child works with materials in a variety of ways. The following lesson features a work of art by the Master artist and children interact by answering focused questions related to the artwork. This activity is followed by a project related to the artwork. Printmaking is covered over several artists and periods and is a favorite art technique for children of this age group. This book provides lessons for the completion of thirty-six finished drawings, paintings, and prints that are both original and wholly the child’s own.

List price $47.95




Photo of the Early Elementary K-3 Book Two art supply kit

The art supply pack contains the following items:

Our most frequently asked question is if one pack is enough supplies for more than one student. They can easily share one brayer during a printmaking session because one child can be drawing on the foam while the other prints. There will be enough printing foam plates if they are cut in half as suggested in the text. Each student should have their own Prang watercolor set and other items listed. Price is based on manufacturer's list price.

Price: K-3 TWO Supply Pack $93.00 + SHIPPING & HANDLING Priority Mail Flat Rate Med. Box $13.50 each pack.




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ARTistic Pursuits, Early Elementary K-3 Book Three:

Modern Painting and Sculpture

Book description: Ages 5 and up

This book explores ideas that help students understand why modern art looks so different from earlier works and guides them to create meaningful art from their own experiences and ideas. Focus is given to those artworks and movements that had great influence on our culture. The artists featured give positive and creative messages in their art, making this a tasteful introduction to modern art that is perfect for young students.

This book is a continuation of the art history section of Artistic Pursuits Early Elementary K-3, Book Two, Stories of Artists and Their Art, and it can be used independently. Parents simply read the text, while engaging their child in the discussion questions provided beside the Master works by Degas, Monet, and others. Children use traditional methods for creating sculptures: modeling, carving, and construction, as well as modern techniques: assemblages and land art. Tasteful works are introduced in discussions of movements like Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, and Expressionism. Rather than mimicking images, a practice with little content, children learn about the ideas that caused modern art to thrive and make pictures that explore those ideas as they relate to the child. The author includes a helpful section for parents explaining the larger context of modernism so that parents are enabled to judge modern art for themselves and can guide their children through the maze of modern images and motives that we see in our world today. This book provides lessons for the completion of twenty-four finished two-dimensional works on paper and twelve three-dimensional sculptures that are original and wholly the child’s own.

List price $47.95




Photo of the Early Elementary K-3 Book Three art supply kit.

The art supply pack contains the following items:

The following household items are also needed for the sculpture sections of this book: cotton swabs, aluminum foil, masking tape, 2 paper cups, foam meat tray, bar of soap, 11" cardboard tube, round balloon, cotton string, a few rubber bands of different widths, Perlite found in garden departments near potting soils, camera.

Our most frequently asked question is if one pack is enough supplies for more than one student. There is enough chenille stems, Rigid Wrap plaster cloth, plaster, construction paper, and gesso for two students. You would need to purchase more of the other items in the list because one student will use up these items when completing all 36 lessons in the book. Our price reflects the Manufacturer's list price.  

Price: K-3 THREE Supply Pack $97.00 + SHIPPING & HANDLING Priority Mail Flat Rate Medium Box $13.50 each pack.






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