This school year, we had planned for my 5th grader to spend some time on the three art skill areas of drawing, painting, and sculpting. We began with the Klutz book Watercolor: For the Artistically Undiscovered especially since it is open and go. The book is designed so that the student uses the included pages of watercolor paper itself to do the activities. Easy to follow instructions directed to the student as well as sample artwork are found within. Our two other resources are Hands-On Sculpting and Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (w/c ninth grader has already gone through by herself). With their cheaper versions of paper and watercolor, the 3rd grader and preschooler were happy join in. The three have spent fun hours dabbling with their paintbrushes, their older brother initiating the activity. A great way to do art without too much effort or supervision from mom. Thankfully, these three are responsible enough to clean up after each art session as well.
Art is Fun: Watercolor