SHOP TALK | This monthly department highlights products
that are applicable to art education.
Paper Punk is a paper-based building toy that provides imaginative and creative play for humans of all ages. With a few simple folds, colorful 2-D flat shapes transform into bold 3-D geometric pieces to create paper toys and art forms. It was founded with a simple ambition: to enable people to exercise their creativity and make things with their hands. Seen here is the Build-your-own paper toy gorilla kit. Everything you need is included. Assembled size: 8″ x 8″ x 8.5″. For ages 6–99+.
Expo® Dry Erase Markers with Ink Indicator have a clear barrel with built-in ink indicator that makes ink levels easy to see at all times. Now you can always be prepared to effectively communicate your message. They also feature a chisel tip that draws three line widths, and low-odor, quick-drying ink that’s perfect for the classroom and office.
An interactive follow-up to the inspiring Beautiful Oops! art-activity book encourages young readers to turn every mistake into something beautiful. The friendly, frolicsome alligator from the original book guides readers through the various folded, crumpled, torn, die-cut, bent, smudged, and lift-the-flap spreads, prompting them to see what beautiful art they can make out a material that many would consider trash.
MASTERSON ART PRODUCTS
No more wasted paint with the Sta-Wet® Painter’s Pal Palette! Masterson’s patented process keeps acrylics and other water-based paints moist on the open palette for hours. Once the lid is closed, the paints will stay in workable condition for days, even weeks. A unique sponge and special permeable palette paper provide the paint with a constant source of moisture. Paints will not dry out. Dimensions are 13″ x 12″ x 1.5″ and the palette size is 9″ x 12″. Made in the U.S.A.
MEDIA REVIEWS | Recent releases in print, DVD, CD-ROM, software and
other visual resources are highlighted in this monthly column.
THE NATURE OF ART:
Elementary Art Projects Inspired by Nature,
by Craig Hinshaw.
THE BIG BOOK OF 100 LITTLE ACTIVITIES,
by Laura Minter and Tia Williams,
GMC Publications LTD,