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Product News | Arts & Activities

Product News

SHOP TALK | This monthly department highlights products
that are applicable to art education.


Duck Washi® Tape is a low-tack paper tape featuring dynamic, colorful patterns inspired by traditional Japanese washi papers. Easy to tear and reposition, Duck Washi Tape is for paper crafts, scrapbooking, fashion embellishments, décor items, and much more. Plus, you can write on the surface, so it’s great for attention-grabbing notes and labeling projects.




Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are a wonderful way for art students to connect with other students around the country. Working with artists and leaders in the ATC community, Crescent has developed a comprehensive line of products created to meet the needs of ATC enthusiasts. Available from Blick Art Materials and other art supply catalogs.




Students can make colorful mosaic art with versatile Roylco® Spectrum Paper Mosaics. Included in the package are 4,000 cardstock squares that measure 0.75 of an inch and come in 14 bright colors. There are also four reproducible grids and a guide with project ideas. These mosaics are a great way to introduce kids to color theory, develop math and motor skills, encourage creativity, and more. Use glue to stick down the squares.



Sakura has perfected the smooth ink flow technology of GellyRoll® Classic™ White to now offer their most popular color in three nib sizes: 05 Fine, 08 Medium, and 10 Bold. The opaque white ink stands out on dark and colored papers and makes highlights pop in illustrations and comics. Use it for bright highlights in tonal drawings, layering on top of colors for mixed media, hand lettering accents, party crafts and more. Elevate your art to another level using the range of thick and thin lines, small detail and unique bold marks.



Bring hands-on science and paper art units to life. Turn wastepaper into new, usable paper—in minutes. Arnold Grummer’s PAPERMILL™ Station Kit for Groups uses the easy “pour” method to make paper and is a proven success in classrooms. Kit makes up to forty 5.5″  x 8.5″ sheets per session. All supplies are reusable. Instructional DVD, supply checklist, tabletop layout, and teacher helps also included. Recommended for fourth grade and up.


MEDIA REVIEWS | Recent releases in print, DVD, CD-ROM, software and
other visual resources are highlighted in this monthly column.

Draw Like an Artist: Pop Art,
by Patricia Geis. Princeton
Architectural Press,

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Techniques, Ideas, and Inspiration for
Drawing and Designing with Pencil,
by Matt Rota.
Rockport Publishers,

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