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2012 Art Materials Catalog Discover 100s of exciting art and craft supplies in the United Art and Education Art Materials Catalog! It doesn't matter if you shop with our catalog or online, our goal is to make shopping fun and efficient for every customer. We want to offer you creative inspiration while saving you both time and money! We offer a volume discount program and free shipping for extra savings! Our 2012 catalog is now available. Request one online at www.UnitedNow.com, or by calling us at 1 (800) 322-3247. bones and muscles work in combination with each other during various physical activities involving the movement of the body. At the risk of overstating the intent of this video, the purchaser should know that this is not an instructional drawing presentation. The entire focus is to present detailed factual information about the bones and muscles of humans, how they are integrated together and how they move. The viewer is then left to their own devices to interpret these forms, and how they would affect figure drawing.–P.H. REVIEWS continued from page 12 www.onairvideo.com BoTANICAL SKETCHBooK (2010; $24.95), by Mary Ann Scott with Margaret Stevens. Interweave Books. This book is appropriate for highschool students and adults interested in furthering their interests and abilities for using plant life as the subject for their art. On a personal level, it tells the story of the author’s journey from being an enthusiastic amateur painter to an accomplished botanic artist. The text and illustrations are from sketchbooks and paintings Scott completed during a distance-learning course (run by the Society of Botanical Artists). She began painting in her home in northern Italy in 2006. Her work was sent to Margaret Stevens, then president of England’s Society of Botanical Artists. This book shows Scott’s work, with firsthand accounts of the joys and challenges she experienced. Images from every assignment she undertook—from her first efforts at drawing a tulip to her advanced paintings made for her diploma portfolio—are included. The book contains the exercises, color charts and finished studies she completed. The specific assignments are presented in detail, along with the tutor’s comments in response to Scott’s work. An excellent bibliography is included. An excellent “counterweight” to the plethora of images drawn from technology and mass production, teachers who wish to draw attention to the visual detail and intricacies of nature will find this a valuable resource.–J.J.H. 20% off Offer, For Use At www.UnitedNow.com Use code AA2012B at checkout to receive 20% off your next order. Code may not be combined with other discount codes. Good at www.UnitedNow.com on merchandise purchases only, not for use at stores or with catalog purchases. May not be redeemed for cash, gift cards or on prior purchases. Discount will be applied to the order subtotal, will not be applied to the tax or shipping charges. Limit one offer per customer, code is for one-time use only. Code expires 5/31/2012 at 11:59:59 PM EST. Paragon Dragon kilns—easy to load and surprisingly easy on your budget Any teacher who has been in ceramics for long would love to have a front-loading kiln. Paragon Dragons are the best value in cost per cubic foot of front-loading kilns. You can buy as many options as your budget allows—door elements, three zone control, or S-type thermocouple. Or buy the basic model. For industrial strength front loaders, the Dragons offer the highest value for the dollar. The 24” x 24” x 27” high Paragon Dragon is listed to U.S. & Canadian safety standard UL 499. The Dragons exude power. They fire to cone 10 with ample power to spare. The Sentry digital controller on these kilns will spoil you. The extra insulation saves energy. For more information on Paragon’s front-loading Dragon and Super Dragon, call 800-876-4328 or email us for a free, colorful catalog. Or visit www.paragonweb.com for complete specifications and the name of your local Paragon dealer. Sign up at our website for a free Kiln Pointers newsletter. 16 The massive 27” x 27” x 36” high Paragon Super Dragon has a floating door system with four spring latches. The kiln may be more affordable than you imagine. 2011 South Town East Blvd. Mesquite, Texas 75149-1122 800-876-4328 / 972-288-7557 Toll Free Fax 888-222-6450 www.paragonweb.com info@paragonweb.com www.interweave.com x www.ar tsandactivities.com march 2012

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