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This easy-to-use spiral-bound book includes reproducible pages of questions for students, a complete answer guide, and interpretive activities for each of the 32 styles presented from prehistoric art to the present. The book is designed to correlate with Crystal's DVD series Learn Art Styles with Lisa, as well as the Art Styles Posters and Display Cards, but can also be used as a standalone resource as well as with books and the internet as other sources of information.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34871 (added 8/23/2012)
Autumn de Forest is ten years old and loves to paint. She has been an avid painter for most of her life, but it was not until her parents placed fine art quality oil paints and canvases within her grasp that her output became not only prolific — but eerily beyond her years. DVD, 20 minutes.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34375 (added 6/6/2012)
Luis Perez, educator, ceramist, and musician gives a brief history of Pre-Columbian musical instruments – wind and percussion, and shows the materials used in a demonstration of clay whistle construction. He explains the basic principles of sound and how symmetry and asymmetry is applied to the making of finger holes for sound production. He makes an acoustic chamber, creates an aperture for sound, the mouth piece, and the finger holes. He produces the sounds of a clay whistle using various types of finished whistles. Many examples are shown. Grades 6-12. DVD, 23 minutes.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34374 (added 6/6/2012)
Peggy Flores sets up several still lifes using a variety of subjects, and shows how to display them for the best perspective. She also cuts out templates of various shapes to show how students could compose a still life on a piece of paper. She draws the still lifes in pencil or outlines the paper cutouts and colors them with watercolor, tempera, markers, and colored pencils. Many finished examples are shown. DVD, 18 minutes.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34373 (added 6/6/2012)
Adapted from the CLEAR program, this colorfully illustrated book emphasizes the art production skills of cutting and folding paper, sculpting, weaving, printmaking, and more and introduces masterworks created by artists from different backgrounds and cultures. This encourages students to learn about art history and to develop aesthetic perception and the ability to evaluate and discriminate between different art forms. Each activity covers materials, the procedures step-by-step, and related vocabulary. 8-1/2 x 11 in. Over 300 color illus. Grades K-8. 112 pages, paperback.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33397 (added 1/3/2012)
This book is written in the style of a travel journal and offers a different slant on Monet’s life and art. It is filled with unusual stories and facts students might not know. A visually stimulating book with 35 engaging activities for students. 32 pages,
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31006 (added 10/29/2010)
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This 74-minute DVD, featuring six artists with diverse talents and backgrounds, aims to inspire young viewers to make art. Activities use simple materials and techniques for projects including Found Object and 3D Sculptures, Self-Portrait Relief Prints, Abstract Art and Folk Art Paintings, Murals and Stained Glass.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28599 (added 5/20/2010)
Peggy Flores shows examples of wire sculpture and how creating them teaches students the elements of line, space, and shape. She explores using different types, gauges, and colors of wire and the tools necessary to cut and bend the wire to create a sculpture. She begins by drawing an outline of a subject and plans adding form by bending, sculpting, and cutting the wire. "This product is unique because an art teacher demonstrates the sculpting process and finished examples are shown," said Amy Woodworth of Crystal Productions. Launch date: March 12, 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27813 (added 4/2/2010)
In this educational video, Peggy Flores explains the use of natural fibers in history and then introduces a variety of yarns that can be used to make weavings, as well as the fabrication of looms for the process. She also demonstrates the weaving process and coiling rope wrapped with yarn to shape and create baskets, after which students will be able to enjoy creating colorful yarn weavings at home on a cardboard or coat hanger loom. "An art teacher demonstrates the weaving process and finished examples are shown," Amy Woodworth, President of Crystal Productions, told TDmonthly. Launch date: Feb. 26, 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27693 (added 3/24/2010)
Written and illustrated by Denise Minnerly, "Painting the Town" tells the story of two kids who grab onto balloons and float through New York City, seeing how the primary colors of the blue, yellow and red apples they tossed mix to color the city in secondary shades.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23310 (added 4/17/2009)
This program introduces students to professionals who have chosen to work in the visual arts and related fields. The thirteen careers described and visually illustrated include Architect, Art Educator, Fashion Designer, Framer, Gallery Owner, Graphic Designer, Industrial Designer, Interior Designer, Metal Sculptor, Painter, Photographer, Publication Designer and Urban Planner. "Each career is introduced in a concise manner," President Amy Woodworth of Crystal Productions told TDmonthly. Launch date: January 16, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22650 (added 2/27/2009)
Peggy Flores explains and demonstrates relief printing by using flat cardboard, small pieces of corrugated cardboard, styrofoam and string, which are glued onto cardboard, painted, and inked. She also carves images on vinyl blocks to create images which she then prints. The film also demonstrates a variety of simple tools such as brayers, carving tools and bench hooks. Many student examples are shown. Running time is 26 minutes. "An art teacher actually demonstrates how these particular prints can be made simply with basic techniques and shows actual student work," President Amy Woodworth of Crystal Productions told TDmonthly. Launch date: November 17, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22168 (added 1/23/2009)
In the footsteps of the first discoverers of Lascaux, this unique and unusual visit goes into the original cave, closed to the public for over 40 years — an immersion into one of the most ancient periods of history, corresponding with the emergence in Europe, a little over 35,000 years ago, of a new human species, Homo sapiens sapiens, modern man. "Lascaux, A New Look" offers an interpretation that is original, rigorous and scientific, an interpretation that encourages further discovery and lets the imagination run wild. This spectacular film recreates the experience afforded to the few visitors who were allowed to go room by room and panel by panel into the original cave. Running time is 53 minutes. "As far as we know, there are no other DVDs in the marketplace with such comprehensive detail on this particular subject," President Amy Woodworth of Crystal Productions told TDmonthly. Launch date: October 17, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21354 (added 11/13/2008)
Anna is on a school trip to the Lascaux cave in the south of France — a mysterious place with prehistoric paintings believed to have been created over 17,000 years ago. Anna bumps into a real caveman, who explains to Anna what life was really like in the Stone Age and how they created the magnificent drawings on the walls. The 32-page, hardcover book is also available in VHS and DVD formats.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18818 (added 5/13/2008)
Molly loves painting and visiting the art museum. The moment she arrives at the museum, she begins a magical journey that transports her right into the works of some of the world's greatest artists: she chases Constable's rainbow, dances with Degas's ballerinas, plays guitar with Picasso's musicians, floats on Monet's lily pad and more.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18817 (added 5/13/2008)
Kurtal, a young Aborigine boy, takes the readers on a journey to show them Aboriginal art and the people who create it. On his way, he creates a monsoon vital to plant and animal life in Australia, introduces kids to the mouthless Wandjina creatures, treks to Australia's Northern Territory and more, to show kids the artworks of the Aboriginal artists and explains their meanings.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18816 (added 5/13/2008)
The book combining clever illustrations with masterworks, teaching children to make their own interpretations about works of art. The 32-page, hardcover book is also available in VHS and DVD formats.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18815 (added 5/13/2008)
Puffer lands in New York City to interview the famous artist Romare Bearden, who uses a variety of media to make his unique images with family, urban life and music themes. The 32-page, hardcover book is also available in VHS and DVD formats. Other artists in the “Dropping in on…” series include Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Grant Wood, Andy Warhol and Henri Rousseau.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18814 (added 5/13/2008)
Come along with Puffer as he interviews Pablo Picasso about his prolific career. The book features reproductions of some of Picasso's most important works including “The Three Musicians” and teaches descriptive, analytic and interpretative skills for looking at works of art. The 32-page, hardcover book is also available in VHS and DVD formats.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18813 (added 5/13/2008)
This picture book blends Matisse's paintings and paper cutouts with simple and engaging color illustrations. Join Puffer as he flies into mid-20th century France to meet Henri Matisse. The 32-page, hardcover book is also available in VHS and DVD formats.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18812 (added 5/13/2008)
Puffer interviews Grant Wood in this fun and informative book about Wood's life, heroes and regionalist artwork. The 32-page, hardcover book is also available in VHS and DVD formats.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18811 (added 5/13/2008)
Pop artist Andy Warhol shows Puffer his famous artworks and explains how he used different media to create them. The 32-page, hardcover book is also available in VHS and DVD formats.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18810 (added 5/13/2008)
The 32-page, hardcover book teaches kids about color an color-mixing. In the story, a little boy comes upon a colorless landscape and realizes the world needs color. He begins throwing magical apples at everything in sight, slowly coloring the entire landscape with each throw.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18809 (added 5/13/2008)
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