ARTb Series

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AR-TIS-TIC 

having or revealing natural creative skill

RE-FINE-MENT 
the improvement or clarification of something by the making of small changes

The Pillars:

  • Clarity
    Clean imagery with minimal ourishes or destractions so as to allow the learner maximum creative freedom and reduce confusion in successfully accomplishing the work
  • Accessibility
    Instruction sets in verbal as well as linear forms to allow literate and non-literate learners an opportunity at success and independence throughout the activities
  • Control of Error
    Design features that signal a learner to deviations or errors in their following of an instruction set; allowing for self-correction of errors, in turn raising the crafter’s confidence and belief in his or her capabilities.
  • Creative Discovery
    A tendency toward surprise reveals at the completion of every activity that encourages learning for the sake of creative discovery; promoting a love of learning and doing

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For Ages 2+

  • Tear & Crumple 1 Activity Book
    Tearing, Crumpling, Tracing, Coloring skills
    Tearing and crumpling is the precursor to accurate scissor cutting and in-turn handwriting control. Therefore, books with these skills are designed to target the beginning stages of handwriting development by addressing the creative control of the page. Many of the figures in this book are familiar environmental objects such as a recycling bin, bunny, flowers, and trees.
    Dual Language Versions: Eng/Fren, Eng/Spa, Eng/Ger, Eng/Rus, Eng/Farsi, Eng/Ita, Eng/Portugese, Eng/Ukr, Eng/Filipino
        Ages 2 – adult
  • Here to Tear 1 Activity Book
    Tearing, Tracing, Coloring skills
    This book concentrates on directional tearing with fun designs based around animal life and the natural outdoor environment. Directional tearing combines fine motor with larger motions to allow further control and development of senses necessary to good scissor and handwriting control at later developmental stages.
        Ages 2 – adult
  • Trace & Tear 1 Activity Book
    Tracing, Coloring, and Tearing skills
    Tearing skills are an important precursor to good handwriting so this book combines organic shape tracing and coloring with tearing exercises to keep the crafter engaged in their own creative process.
       Ages 2 – adult

 


For Ages 3+

  • Tracing, Cutting, and Folding 1  (formerly ‘SpringBreak Activity Book’ )
    Tracing, Coloring, Scissor Cutting, Folding skills
    This series of books is designed to combine scissor cutting exercises that aide in fine motor controls linked to handwriting with morphological work using simple folding skills and tracing exercises to lend color to the creative discoveries.
        Ages 3 – adult
  • Tracing, Cutting, and Folding 2 (Gift Wrapped Shapes Edition) Workbook
    Tracing, Coloring, Scissor Cutting, Folding skills
    This series of books is designed to combine scissor cutting exercises that aide in fine motor controls linked to handwriting with morphological work using simple folding skills and tracing exercises to lend color to the creative discoveries.
        Ages 3 – adult
  • Paper Weaving Wide-Weave Activity Book (Funny Animals)
    Scissor Cutting, Folding, Weaving skills
    Weaving is an important fine motor skill as one improves their control and accuracy while interlacing page strips in rhythm with one another. This book is designed to turn the entire activity set into a modular picture book at the set’s completion. Each activity is contained within a single page and requires no tear outs. The wide-weave aspect of this book means that the exercises have been designed to a shorter attention span, allowing for introduction at a younger age than more tightly cut paper weaving works. The imagery in this book is young and bright, inspired by a toddler game where bases and torsos interchange on fantastically colored animal images.
        Ages 3 – adult

 


For Ages 5+

  • Paper Weaving Activity Book (50 States)
    Scissor Cutting, Folding, Weaving skills
    Weaving is an important fine motor skill as one improves their control and accuracy while interlacing page strips in rhythm with one another. Each activity is contained within a single page and requires no tear outs. The imagery for this book consists of the silhouettes of the 50 states composing the United States of America.
        Ages 5 – adult
  • Build-Ups 1 Activity Book (Billboards & Volumes)
    Scissor Cutting, Folding, Gluing/Taping Skills
    This line in our series focuses on growing spatial awareness and sculptural skills through simple cutting and folding practices that build three-dimensional volumes from the 2 dimensional page. Teachers have found this book to be an optimum transition between children knowledgable about solid forms but have yet to build their own volumes to replicate such shapes. The use of the book structure and our simple linear instructions guides crafters gently through the cuts and folds needed to sculpt paper, creating surface area skins to typical solid shapes, resulting in entertaining and educational hollow volumes.
        Ages 5 – adult
  • Build-Up Collectives 1 Activity Book (Grouping Volumes)
    Scissor Cutting, Folding, Gluing/Taping Skills
    This line in our series focuses on growing spatial awareness through cutting and folding practices that build three-dimensional volumes in relation to one another — transforming workbooks into built landscapes.
        Ages 5 – adult

Educators’ Editions:

  • Teachers Edition for Tracing, Cutting, and Folding 1
    All exercises from ArborCreek Spring Activity Book and Tracing, Cutting, Folding Workbook for ages 3+; Designed as a teacher’s resource with double activities — 1 example, 1 for classroom copying

 

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