The visual arts are a fun and engaging way for students to communicate while exploring their artistic interests and abilities. Focusing on directed skill-development in drawing, painting and printmaking, students are still encouraged to experiment with their own techniques and ideas. Simple materials are used, while the book includes step-by-step pictorial instructions, ideas for inspiration, examples of finished artwork, questions for student analysis and appraisal, variations for each activity, cross-circular activities, display suggestions, and more. Grades 6-8. 78 pages, softcover.