13 Best Other Art Media

List Updated May 2020

Bestselling Other Art Media in 2020


The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility, and Other Writings on Media

The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility, and Other Writings on Media
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

101 More Mixed Media Techniques

101 More Mixed Media Techniques
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

Art Journal Courage: Fearless Mixed Media Techniques for Journaling Bravely

Art Journal Courage: Fearless Mixed Media Techniques for Journaling Bravely
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Dina Wakley gives readers the pep talk they need to easily find the courage to start making art after she's dispelled fears of the unknown
  • More than twenty techniques give readers inspiration to create fearlessly
  • Made in china

Surface Treatment Workshop: Explore 45 Mixed-Media Techniques

Surface Treatment Workshop: Explore 45 Mixed-Media Techniques
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Author: Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson
  • Softcover book
  • Book contains 143 pages

Darice 120-Piece Deluxe Art Set – Art Supplies for Drawing, Painting and More in a Plastic Case - Makes a Great Gift for Children and Adults

Darice 120-Piece Deluxe Art Set – Art Supplies for Drawing, Painting and More in a Plastic Case - Makes a Great Gift for Children and Adults
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

Songs for Tibet - The Art of Peace (2 CD Set)

Songs for Tibet - The Art of Peace (2 CD Set)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media

Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

The Other Dark Side of the Moon

The Other Dark Side of the Moon
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Artisan 240 Disc Black Faux Leather DVD Album for 120 Liner Notes & Title Cover Page Capacity Using Metal Ring Binder

Artisan 240 Disc Black Faux Leather DVD Album for 120 Liner Notes & Title Cover Page Capacity Using Metal Ring Binder
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Compatibility: Perfectly Compatible with Phone 7 / 7 Plus/ 8 / 8 Plus / X, fully Supports 11 or later
  • Stereo Adapter: Compatible with Stereo Audio headphones + Charge and the Stereo to Headphone Jack Splitter Adapter.
  • Good Sound Quality: Supports up to 48 KHz and 24-bit audio output, keep Apple Stereo EarPods sound quality with no compromise. Works with your other headsets via Stereo to jack extender.
  • Stereo Adapter: Compatible with Stereo Audio headphones Charge and the Stereo to Headphone Jack Splitter Adapter.
  • Please insert the headphone or charging cable according to the logo on the item. SERVICES: Have any questions, please contact us.

Creativity for Kids Hide and Seek Rock Painting Kit - Spread Kindness and Customize 10 Rocks

Creativity for Kids Hide and Seek Rock Painting Kit - Spread Kindness and Customize 10 Rocks
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • PAINT AND HIDE YOUR ROCKS: Spread kindness and positivity by hiding rocks throughout your community. Customize your rocks so they are unique to you.
  • COMPLETE CRAFT KIT: Rocks included! This intro to rock painting kit is great for beginners. Comes with everything you need to paint, decorate and hide 10 rocks
  • WATERPROOF ART SUPPLIES: Hide your rocks outdoors! Comes with 8 waterproof paint colors, transfer designs and tracking stickers
  • SHARE YOUR ROCKS: Use the tracking stickers to see where your rock is found! Use the hashtag (Creativity For Kids) on social media to share your creation with rock painters and finders everywhere
  • SAFE FOR KIDS: This rock painting kit is great for kids! Rock painting set contains non-toxic art supplies and conforms to ASTM D-4236. Great for ages 6 - 96

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Art Easel - Dry-Erase Board, Chalkboard, Paper Roller

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Art Easel - Dry-Erase Board, Chalkboard, Paper Roller
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • KIDS WOODEN STANDING ART EASEL: This art easel provides a creative, screen-free play option for children and includes dry-erase board, chalkboard, locking paper-roll holder, child-safe paper cutter, 4 easy-clip grips and 2 large plastic trays.
  • HELPS BUILD FINE MOTOR SKILLS: The dry erase board and chalkboard are perfect for building kids fine motor skills and proper pencil grip. The board surfaces of our wooden easel are the ideal practice surface for a child's first letters and words.
  • EASY TO ASSEMBLE: This easel features a sturdy wooden frame, is easy to assemble, folds flat for storage, and is height adjustable. It ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging, with paper, paint, cups, paint brushes and chalk sold separately.
  • GREAT GIFT FOR AGES 3 AND UP: The Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel makes a great gift for kids ages 3 and up. To further stimulate children's creativity, consider the Melissa & Doug Shape, Model, and Mold Play Clay set as well.
  • THE GOLD STANDARD IN CHILDHOOD PLAY:" For more than 30 years, Melissa & Doug has created beautifully designed imagination- and creativity-sparking products that NBC News called "the gold standard in early childhood play.
  • 100% HAPPINESS GUARANTEE: We design every toy to the highest quality standards, and to nurture minds and hearts. If your child is not inspired, give us a call and we'll make it right. Our phone number is on every product!

Aquatic Arts FilterPlus | Bio Media for Aquarium Canister Filter | 1000g Bulk Supply of Tank Filtration Matrix | Freshwater Supplies via Prime

Aquatic Arts FilterPlus | Bio Media for Aquarium Canister Filter | 1000g Bulk Supply of Tank Filtration Matrix | Freshwater Supplies via Prime
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020

ArtRage Oil Painter Free

ArtRage Oil Painter Free
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Uniquely realistic 3D paint effects and paint mixing: award winning paint engine with metallic paint options and four realistic oil paint presets: Thick Gloss, Everlasting Oil, Driest Brush, and Dry Clumps
  • Creative Interface: The ArtRage interface is designed to get out of the way of your creativity so you spend less time pressing buttons and more time making art. The interface adapts to the screen size of your device.
  • File Sharing: Share your creations as JPEG files with other apps on your device (including email, Facebook and Dropbox) or keep working in other versions of ArtRage.
  • Unlimited Undo and Redo, Gesture Support & Pressure Sensitivity: Three finger swipe to undo/redo and change tool size. Two finger zoom from 20% - 800% and two finger tap to reset canvas zoom and position. Full support for S Pen stylus pressure sensitivity.

Investigating Fine Art Courses in the Curriculum and How They Benefit Students

This is a research paper on the subject of Fine Art courses in our school districts and why it's important for students to take art classes on a regular basis. I also go over some of the many reasons why art and music classes benefit students.

One of the most important reasons why art should remain in the curriculum is the evidence proven by many studies that art can have positive neurological effects on a developing brain. According to the article in The Baltimore Sun, titled Arts Appears to Play a Role in Brain Development comes to the conclusion, "for years, school systems across the nation dropped the arts to concentrate on getting struggling students to pass tests in reading and math. Yet now, a growing body of brain research suggests that teaching the arts may be good for students across all disciplines." According to the publication Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement, "Schools integrating the arts into the curriculum as part of a comprehensive education reform strategy are documenting positive changes in the school environment and improved student performance." Now neuroscientists are investigating how training students in the arts may alter the structure of their brains and the way they think. When addressing the subject of art remaining in the classroom, Michelle Obama stated "Learning through the arts reinforces critical academic skills in reading, language arts, and math, and provides students with the skills to creatively solve problems." (Keepartintheschools.org). The ongoing problem of art classes being cut in the curriculum affects many people and is and is a concern for many individuals in our society. According to Neuroeducation: Learning, Arts, and the Brain, In 2004, The Dana Foundation began exploring whether training in the arts changed the brain in ways that transferred the benefits of arts training to other cognitive abilities. The Dana Foundation formed and researched many studies over the next few years. According to the results of many studies performed by The Dana Foundation, "An interest in a performing art leads to a high state of motivation that produces the sustained attention necessary to improve performance and the training of attention that leads to improvement in other domains of cognition." So based on the research results, art definitely has the ability to improve a person's mental ability. The study states that an interest in performing art can lead to improvements in cognition, which means that fine art courses can help students improve their thought process and become better, more advanced students. It astonishes me how so many fine art classes are cut, especially knowing how these classes are proven to "improve other domains of cognition." The study also proved that "In children, there appear to be specific links between the practice of music and skills in geometrical representation." According to Dee Dickerson in the article Learning Through the Arts, "New neural connections that make it possible for us to learn and remember and problem-solve and create can continue to form throughout life, particularly when human beings are in environments that are positive, nurturing, stimulating and that encourage action and interaction." The article also states, "not only can the brain be transformed, but it is itself a transformer. The arts provide the means for the human brain to function at its highest capacities." Dee Dickerson's Article also says to "Consider that the arts are tools that can help all students at every ability level to master the basic skills faster and with greater retention. We learn best by doing. For many students, abstractions such as algebra, grammar, and reading comprehension can best be learned through concrete experiences that the arts provide." In the article, Arts Appear to Play Role in Brain Development, the writer states "Brain research in the past several years is just beginning to uncover some startling ideas about how students learn. First came the proof, some years ago, that our brains do not lose brain cells as we get older, but are always capable of growing." She also says, "now neuroscientists are investigating how training students in the arts may change the structure of their brains and the way they think." Dickerson makes a very eloquent statement in her article Learning Through the Arts, "Children today are growing up in a highly visual world, surrounded by the images of television, videos, advertising displays, and other media. The human brain has a visual cortex that is five times larger than the auditory cortex. Is it any wonder that students respond so positively when they have opportunities to learn through the visual arts? And is it any wonder that words alone do not reach all students? A picture is indeed worth a thousand words." There are many people, especially teachers and professors, that also believe art can improve a student's mental ability. During an interview with an instructor at The University of Minnesota Duluth, I asked her why she thought it was important for students to take art classes regularly. She answered, "I think that it is important to introduce younger students to a variety of different things, one of them being art. I also think that art should be used in the classroom to teach other subjects. Many students learn from doing hands on activities. People are visual and tactile learners, using art projects covers both of these learning styles." There have been many advances in research when it comes to art and its affect on the brain. Judging by the fact that studies are constantly being performed, I am certain that there will be even more breakthroughs in research as to how art improves brain function and cognition.

According to a report by The Centers for Arts Education, titled Staying in School: Arts Education and New York City High School Graduation Rates, "in several national studies over the past decade, students at risk of dropping out cite participation in the arts as their reason for staying in school." Obviously, art is not only important and beneficial mentally for students, but also emotionally. Many students have a passion for many different forms of art and staying in school gives students access to various art programs, assuming of course that art courses have not already been cut from the curriculum. According to the article, "The failure of public high schools to graduate students in four years has been a persistent problem in New York City and is a central concern for educators and policymakers across the nation." In 2020, the graduation rate in New York City was astonishingly low at only 56 percent. The study recommends how to improve New York City graduation rates, by increasing the minimum number of required art courses to three art courses. The Centers for Arts Education believes that by increasing the number of required art classes students take throughout high school would not only improve graduation rates, but would help propel students to stay on task and in school. The most compelling argument in this study from The Centers for Arts Education is that "In a recent national survey of ethnically diverse high school dropouts, more than half of the respondents said that the major reason for dropping out of high school was that they felt their classes were uninteresting and irrelevant." That statement alone should make the New York City school district reconsider the number of required art classes in their curriculum, as well as the number of art classes that are made available to students. Much like many other studies, this study also supports that art is important when it comes to improving learning abilities among individuals. "The arts can help students become tenacious, team-oriented problem-solvers who are confident and able to think creatively. These qualities can be especially important in improving learning among students from economically disadvantaged circumstances." The analysis from this study shows that In New York City, the schools that struggle the most, when it comes to low graduation rates, have fewer art teachers and fewer art classrooms. Where as schools offering students the most access to arts education have the highest graduation rates in New York City. The data clearly supports the fact that students who have more access to Fine Art courses do better in school and have higher education rates compared to schools with poorly funded art programs.

Another reason to keep Fine Art courses in school districts is because art is an amazing way of expressing one's self and improving self-esteem. Art can greatly improve a child's attitude and help them form a better outlook on school and learning. According to a May 2005 Harris Poll commissioned by Americans for the Arts, 86 percent agree an arts education encourages and assists in the improvement of a child's attitudes toward school. On the subject of self-esteem and art, my instructor believes "Having art classes in schools empowers students to learn about art and artists that have made an impact. Art gave me confidence that I could express my ideas and philosophies in visual way." My instructor also believes that "taking art classes in school definitely lead me to where I am today. I think I might of ended up doing similar things but it would have taken me a lot longer to figure out what I wanted to do." When it comes to younger students creating artwork, students tend to feel accomplished after creating a piece of art that they like or enjoy. A sense of accomplishment, whether it is through expressing your feelings or creativeness, leads to a boost in self-esteem. Each and everyone is unique and different people use different means of expressing themselves. According to Learning Through the Arts by Dee Dickerson "The arts not only contribute richly to the development of human intelligence, but they offer the means to reach the great diversity of human beings in every school today." Art not only gives us a sense of accomplishment or a boost of self-esteem, but also connects us to others and makes us feel human. In her article, Dee Dickerson says, "Active engagement with arts experiences offset the anesthetic, the mundane and the ordinary. A life without the arts is a life of seeing without feeling, hearing only what is offered to us secondhand, touching without real contact. It is a life devoid of insight into what it means to be human." Art is not only a mean of expressing one's self, but "The American public, by an overwhelming margin, believes the arts are vital to a well-rounded education; more than half rate the importance of arts education a "ten" on a scale of one to ten." (Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement). Art is an important factor in our school districts and should be made a regular section of the curriculum because art is not only mentally beneficial to the student, but a creative means for students to express themselves and boost their self-esteem.

It is about time that schools and educators give Fine Art courses an equal standing in the curriculum. Fine Art classes need to be made available to students, due to the fact that the arts have significant benefits on students not only emotionally, but also mentally. Studies have proven that fine art can lead to improvements in a person's mental ability and cognitive thinking skills. Studies also show that art in the school districts have a positive effect on the correlation of graduation rates among students. Many students who attend high schools in New York City claim that art classes are their main or primary reason for staying in school. As a part of the core-curriculum, Fine Art courses are important for students to receive a well-rounded education, especially from public schools. Fine Arts should remain in our school districts due to the fact that fine arts classes are a vital subject in a child's education, as well as a creative means for students to express themselves.

Bibliography

1. Keeping Art in our Schools. Home Page. 2020.

2. Hardiman Ed.D, Mariale. Magsamen, Susan. McKhann M.D., Guy. Eilber, Janet. "Neuroeducation: Learning, Arts, and the Brain." Findings and Challenges for Educators and Researchers from the 2020 John Hopkins University Summit. Dana Press, 2020.

3. Israel, Douglas. "Staying in School: Art Education and New York City Graduation Rates." A Report by The Center for Arts Education, October 2020.

4. Ruppert, Sandra S. "Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement." The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, 2020.

5. Bowie, Liz. "Art Appears to Play Role in Brain Development." The Baltimore Sun. May 18, 2020.

6. Dickerson, Dee. "Learning Through the Arts." New Horizons for Learning, 1997.

Related Bestselling Lists That You Might Like