Essentials is a textbook-style series of lessons designed to turn any teacher into an art teacher. Rainforest Essentials includes two books: Color and 3D Art. Each book includes a semester’s worth of art projects, reading material, and writing assignments. The reading and writing assignments relate directly to Common Core Standards. All of the lessons also include grading rubrics so that students, teachers, and parents have an easier time with evaluating the subjective nature of art.
In addition to the written curriculum, each lesson has video-based instruction. The instruction is given by a qualified art teacher that will explain, in step-by-step detail, how to complete each project.