"I can't say enough about this book. If you are teaching art to 7th - 12th graders you must have this book!"

- Beth Crosley Art, Reviewed Emerging Art: Teacher Edition, January 29, 2021

Emerging Art: Student Edition

Emerging Art Student Edition is an instructional art textbook intended for grades 7-12. It covers the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design through twelve chapters with 108 step-by-step exercises. Includes 56 creativity tips and 12 creative thinking activities. Addresses and notes the National Core Art Standards throughout the book. Studies 12 famous artists and teaches formal art appreciation. — 200 pages full color.

Hardcover $49.95 | Paperback $42.95 | Digital $24.95

Emerging Art: Teacher Edition

This book is a reproduction of the full color 200 page "Emerging Art: Student Edition" with an added Teacher Section of 114 pages, which includes 86 chapter worksheets, review answers, 13 tests, test answers and evaluation forms. Your purchase comes with a downloadable PDF of the Teacher Section to make it easier for printing purposes for the classroom. To receive your PDF, contact Michelle (at mkartacademy.com) and she will email you the Teacher Section PDF.

Hardcover $69.95 | Paperback $62.95 | Digital $44.95

Look Inside

Take a look at the first chapter of the Emerging Art textbook.

Book Reviews

Emerging Art Reviewed on Amazon and Teachers Pay Teachers

The BEST teacher's ART Edition I have ever laid eyes on!

Christine Hauger

Reviewed on March 25, 2022. I teach K - 12 grades in Art and PE. There was NO art dept. at our HS until this year so we started from scratch. I asked for ideas and researched many art teaching texts... this is hands down, THE BEST. I LOVE it and so now my students do too. I don't have funds to buy the students version yet, but am certain it is grand as well!!! I wish I could find a PE teaching text as awesome as this one is! :) !!!

BEST art instructional book for 7th – 12th graders!

BY BETH CROSLEY ART Reviewed on Amazon on January 29, 2021

“After ordering several books to up my game as a virtual art instructor, I found this book to be the most helpful, organized, clearly written, well illustrated, absolutely FABULOUS!!! The art projects progress through the Elements of Art & the Principles of Design in wonderful fashion. I also admire the emphasis on inspiring creativity, both at the beginning and at the end when getting ready to show. Additional insights into famous artists and genres are great. I can’t say enough about this book. If you are teaching art to 7th – 12th graders you must have this book!”

A Beautifully Compiled Treasure Trove for Art Instructors

BY NVY Reviewed on Amazon on July 1, 2020

“When we were thrust into remote, e-teaching, online teaching, the author of Emerging Art, Michelle Kamrath, offered art teachers an online PDF of this textbook. It was an incredible help to me. Not only was I so impressed with the material included in her book, my students were also. I ordered this teacher’s edition and am glad to have it as part of my resources for teaching. There are many ideas for visual journaling, projects to help one’s sub teaching plans, and many great ideas for art class projects. The illustrations are beautiful and useful and she includes a concise glossary ... I highly recommend this book for any art teacher’s resource library.”


BY ANDI R. Reviewed on Amazon on July 18, 2019

“I got this for my daughter who is entering the 9th grade, we home school so I wanted something that she could use that was on par with what might be found in the public school system. This has more than met my expectations. The instructions are concise and easy to understand.”

Gives Current Resources!

BY AELCRICKET Reviewed on Amazon on August 7, 2019

“Love this text book. Right from the beginning it hits some very important aspects of art and gives the teacher a lot of current sources to pull from.”

Great Support

BY BARBARA M. Reviewed on Teachers Pay Teachers on September 26, 2020

“Great support for new art teachers.” – 7th and 9th grades

My Students Are Enjoying Art

BY JACLYN C. Reviewed on Teachers Pay Teachers on September 20, 2020

“My students are enjoying art. There is a great balance between lecture material, artist study and hands on art projects. Extremely satified.” – 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grades

Helped in My Planning

BY SUZANNE B. Reviewed on Teachers Pay Teachers on June 9, 2020

“This has helped me so much in my planning. I am so glad to have this as a resource in my class. Extremely satisfied.”

"This is the best art resource I have found, thank you for this! I purchased this on TPT and see that it is even better than before! Wow-"

- Ann Weber, Art Teacher, The Healdsburg School, Reviewed March 31, 2021

"Emerging Art is dedicated to art teachers and students everywhere! May your vision, creativity, and love for art continue to inspire many and may the work of your hearts and hands impact generations to come."

- Michelle Kamrath, Founder of MK Art Academy and Author of Emerging Art