Monday, August 24, 2009

New and improved.

Our new website is up and running. We'd love you to look around and tell us what you think. 

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The book is here

 With book conventions, a new book, and a new website things have been hopping here. Summer is almost over which is exciting because it means our new book is making it's big debut. 

Once the new website is launched, we'll be gearing up for the start of the school year and preparing to help all of you utilize the material in our books. 

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Preview the new book

We're so excited about the new website, we feel like sharing with you. 

Below you will find instructions for Three Shields, a project from our newest book, Hands-on America Volume III.  These shields were used by the Plains Indians [a unit included in the book] and are one of the identifying symbols of this culture. To the Plains people these shields possessed supernatural powers and were protectors in combat. 

You'll find many wonderful well researched and student-tested activities such as this in the new book. Buy one now! 

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Something exciting

Those of you who visited our booth at the NAEA conference will know that we have a big summer ahead with the release of the newest addition to the Hands-on series, Hands-On America Volume III: Art activities about Lewis and Clark, Pioneers, and Plains Indians. 
It was great to connect with the art education community and share these wonderful books with you.

This book features the background of the remarkable Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery expedition with maps, information on the expedition, and six related projects. The Westward movement section has a map of the important trails, ten activities, and information about the Pioneers. The Plains Indians section includes twenty activities founded on material artifacts in private and museum collections. It also includes wonderful maps about the High Plains and Prairie tribes. The map pictured above is one of six included in the new book. 

Yvonne Merrill has done an amazing job with this book and she even admitted it just might be her favorite in the series. This title is be available for purchase through our website. . Stay tuned for a sneak peak into some of the projects from the newest book next week. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Thanks to all of you who visited our booth at the Naea conference. It was great to connect with the art education community and share these wonderful books with you. If you visited us at the convention and your are tuning in to the blog, leave a comment and say hello. Stay tuned for a another tutorial later this week! 

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

On the road

Look for us at the N A E A Convention in Baltimore,
Maryland April 14-18, 2010

Monday, March 23, 2009

On to the worldwideweb

Since the Hands-on series of books educates individuals about the world and cultures around them, it was only a matter of time before we joined you on the world wide web. We hope to share with you the enthusiasm we have for the cultures and craftsmanship that these books represent. Feel free to contact us if you are looking for more information, or visit our website.