Best School Books – Class 1 to 10 – Art

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We’ve compiled a list of the best school books for students studying Art, categorized by grade level (Class 1-10). Most of the schools follow CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE, IB or State Boards syllabus and we have compiled the list of books based on these Educational Boards. These textbooks will help students succeed in their Art classes and exams.

Here’s a full list of best school books on Class 1 to Class 10 Art.

Secondary School Art Books: (Class 10th and 9th)

Middle School Art Books: (Class 8th, 7th and 6th)

Primary School Art Books: (Class 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st)

Class 10 Art Books

Here is the full list of best school books on Class 10 – Art.

1.”VISUAL ARTS CLASS 10 (WITH MATERIAL)” by Narendra Singh

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”VISUAL ARTS CLASS 10 (WITH MATERIAL)” Book Review: This book is written for the students of class 10. It can also be used by the students generally interested in art. This book covers the principles of art like rhythm, harmony, emphasis, unity and contrast. It also covers areas like balance, proportion and pattern variety. It reviews the topics of carving, clay modelling and pottery. It examines the topics of collage making, painting, computer graphics and sculpture. This book enables the students to have a deep understanding of culture and diversity of human beings. It also encourages them to sharpen their observation skills.

2.”Art Plus Class 10″ by Joel Gill and Inclusion Of Art

“Art Plus Class 10″ Book Review: This book is written for the students of class 10. It can also be used by the students generally interested in art. This book fosters the creativity in students. It covers the topics of painting, sculpture and drawing. It also examines the concepts of collage and photographs. It discusses form, space, colour and texture of a drawing. This book encourages the students to deeply understand the diversity and culture of human beings. It also discusses the various art forms and themes from everyday surroundings.

Class 9 Art Books

Here is the full list of best school books on Class 9 – Art.

1.”VISUAL ARTS CLASS 9 (WITH MATERIAL)” by Narendra Singh

”VISUAL ARTS CLASS 9 (WITH MATERIAL)” Book Review: This book is written for the students of Class 9. It can also be used by higher secondary students interested in art. This book covers the principles of art like rhythm, harmony, emphasis, unity and contrast. It also covers areas like balance, proportion and pattern variety. It reviews the use of many tools and instruments for both 2-D and 3-D art. It examines the topics of collage making, painting, computer graphics and sculpture. This book discusses human behaviour and their culture and history. It also includes many diagrams from real life.

2.”Perfect Art Education Class – IX” by Reeta Roy and Gautam Roy

”Perfect Art Education Class – IX” Book Review: This book is written for the students pursuing art education. It can also be used by students having general interest in painting and drawing. This book discusses new vistas of colour, paper and clay materials. It also reviews 2-D and 3-D painting. It discusses carving, pottery and clay modelling. It also discusses photography, drawing and painting. It also reviews the concepts of balance, proportion and pattern variety. This book encourages students to develop creative ability in them. It also encourages the students to deeply observe their surroundings.

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Class 8 Art Books

Here is a complete list of the best art textbooks for 8th grade.

1.”VISUAL ARTS CLASS 8 (WITH MATERIAL)” by Ramesh ‘Manu’

”VISUAL ARTS CLASS 8 (WITH MATERIAL)” Book Review: This book is for class 8. This is for students who like to draw and paint. This book provides the concepts of space, shape and form. This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly.

2.”ICSE Understanding Arts Education – Class VIII (2018-19 Session)” by Gautam Roy and Reeta Roy

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”ICSE Understanding Arts Education – Class VIII (2018-19 Session)” Book Review: This book helps in understanding arts and drawing. It is for ICSE Syllabus for the students of Classes VI and VII. This book provides colours, texture and patterns. It gives creativity and imaginations to students. It helps students explore the different types of pencils, pastel colours, watercolors and oil paints. It helps in making portrait making and paper crafts. It also helps in making clay modelling, cartooning, story illustration and digital art. It also explains calligraphy, poster, making, greeting card making and book cover designing. Students and teachers find this book interesting. It also provides patience in your child. It also provides physical key traits of different Arts. It also provides large images which is helpful for kids.

Class 7 Art Books

Here is a comprehensive list of the top school books for Class 7 – Art.

1.”Painting and Drawing in Waldorf Schools: Classes 1 to 8″ by Thomas Wildgruber and Matthew Barton

”Painting and Drawing in Waldorf Schools: Classes 1 to 8″ Book Review: This book is for students studying classes 1 to 8. It contains drawing and painting. This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly. It provides motor skills, observation and imagination. It also provides patience in your child. It also provides physical key traits of different Arts. It also provides large images which is helpful for kids.

2.”Classroom Art (Lower Primary): Drawing, Painting, Printmaking: Ages 5-7 (Ric-774 S.)” by Amelia Ruscoe

”Classroom Art (Lower Primary): Drawing, Painting, Printmaking: Ages 5-7 (Ric-774 S.)” Book Review: This book is for k3 grade. This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly.

3.”VISUAL ARTS CLASS 7 (WITH MATERIAL)” by Ramesh ‘Manu’

”VISUAL ARTS CLASS 7 (WITH MATERIAL)” Book Review: This book is for class 7. This is for students who like to draw and paint. This book provides the concepts of space, shape and form. This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly.

4.”ICSE Understanding Arts Education – Class VII (2018-19 Session)” by Gautam Roy and Reeta Roy

”ICSE Understanding Arts Education – Class VII (2018-19 Session)” Book Review: This book helps in understanding arts and drawing. It is for ICSE Syllabus for the students of Classes VI and VII. This book provides colours, texture and patterns. It gives creativity and imaginations to students. It helps students explore the different types of pencils, pastel colours, watercolors and oil paints. It helps in making portrait making and paper crafts. It also helps in making clay modelling, cartooning, story illustration and digital art. It also explains calligraphy, poster, making, greeting card making and book cover designing. Students and teachers find this book interesting. It also provides patience in your child. It also provides physical key traits of different Arts. It also provides large images which is helpful for kids.

5.”Child development combo books on Computer, GK, Art and Craft and Mathematics for Class 7 and 8″ by Longman

”Child development combo books on Computer, GK, Art and Craft and Mathematics for Class 7 and 8″ Book Review: This book consists of General Knowledge, Mathematics and Computer Books. It also contains Art and Craft Books. It provides experimentation. It covers the topics and the variety of exercises in the textbooks. It also provides theoretical and practical aspects of Science. It provides self confidence and general awareness. It also contains general knowledge and creative thinking. It also provides art and craft for class 7 and 8. This book provides the concepts of space, shape and form. It contains mathematics that emphasizes discovery, and understanding. It also contains reasoning of mathematical concepts. It also contains solved questions and illustration.

6.”Busy Bees Art and Craft Class 7″ by Acevision

”Busy Bees Art and Craft Class 7″ Book Review: This book introduces children to the joys of coloring using crayons. It provides simple illustration for colouring. It helps in development of creativity. It provides motor skills, observation and imagination. It also provides patience in your child. It also provides physical key traits of different Arts. It also provides large images which is helpful for kids.

Class 6 Art Books

Here is the full list of best school books on Class 6 – Art.

1.”VISUAL ARTS CLASS 6 (WITH MATERIAL)” by Ramesh ‘Manu’

”VISUAL ARTS CLASS 6 (WITH MATERIAL)” Book Review: This book is for class 6. This is for students who like to draw and paint. This book provides the concepts of space, shape and form. This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly.

2.”ICSE Understanding Arts Education – Class VI (2018-19 Session)” by Gautam Roy and Reeta Roy

”ICSE Understanding Arts Education – Class VI (2018-19 Session)” Book Review: This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly. This is the ICSE syllabus. This book provides prominence for art education. It is class 6.

Class 5 Art Books

Here is the full list of best school books on Class 5 – Art.

1.”Let’s Do and Learn : Art and Craft Book by Pearson for Class 5″ by Kalpana

”Let’s Do and Learn : Art and Craft Book by Pearson for Class 5″ Book Review: This book contains art, craft and drawing courses. This book is for children from kindergarten to class V. It consists of seven books. This book contains Syro weaving and Watercolor. It also provides strokes Colouring Trace. It helps us understand Join the dots. It also explains Pattern Silhouette scene Stencil and spray art. It helps us draw and colour. It provides Collage Magnifying, image Paper,frieze Colouring and Pop-up card Cut. It also contains paste Colour on wet paper Patterns Quilling art. It helps students be more creative and facilitate growth of imagination.

2.”Art and Craft(Juniour Artist) Reading and Writing Book of 5th Class Aadi Publication” by Mehta Graphics Author Team

”Art and Craft(Junior Artist) Reading and Writing Book of 5th Class Aadi Publication” Book Review: This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly.

3.”ICSE Understanding Arts Education – Class 5 (2018-19 Session)” by Mukesh Punetha

”ICSE Understanding Arts Education – Class 5 (2018-19 Session)” Book Review: This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly. This is the ICSE syllabus. This book provides prominence for art education. It is class 5.

4.”Visual Arts Class 5 (Contents, Methods And Materials In Terms Of Activities)” by Ramesh ‘Manu’

”Visual Arts Class 5 (Contents, Methods And Materials In Terms Of Activities)” Book Review: This book is for class 5. This is for students who like to draw and paint. This book provides the concepts of space, shape and form. This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly.

Class 4 Art Books

The complete list of the top textbooks for class 4 Art is provided below.

1.”ICSE Understanding Arts Education – Class 4 (2018-19 Session)” by Mukesh Punetha

”ICSE Understanding Arts Education – Class 4 (2018-19 Session)” Book Review: This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly. This is the ICSE syllabus. This book provides prominence for art education. It is class 4.

2.”Visual Arts Class 4 (With Material)” by Ramesh ‘Manu’

”Visual Arts Class 4 (With Material)” Book Review: This book is for class 4. This is for students who like to draw and paint. This book provides the concepts of space, shape and form. This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly.

3.”Child development combo books on Science, GK, Art and Craft for Class 4″ by Longman

”Child development combo books on Science, GK, Art and Craft for Class 4″ Book Review: This book contains Science, General Knowledge and Art and Craft Books. This book is helpful for pre primary, primary and middle school students. It provides experimentation. It covers the topics and the variety of exercises in the textbooks. It also provides theoretical and practical aspects of Science. It provides self confidence and general awareness. It also contains general knowledge and creative thinking. It also provides art and craft for class 5. This book provides the concepts of space, shape and form.

4.”li’l Champ Art and Activity plus – Drawing book Class 4th” by D.DAS

”li’l Champ Art and Activity plus – Drawing book Class 4th” Book Review: This book introduces children to the joys of coloring using crayons. It provides simple illustration for colouring. It helps in development of creativity. It provides motor skills, observation and imagination. It also provides patience in your child. It also provides physical key traits of different Arts. It also provides large images which is helpful for kids.
5.”Busy Bees Art and Craft Class 4″ by ACE books

”Busy Bees Art and Craft Class 4″ Book Review: This book introduces children to the joys of coloring using crayons. It provides simple illustration for colouring. It helps in development of creativity. It provides motor skills, observation and imagination. It also provides patience in your child. It also provides physical key traits of different Arts. It also provides large images which is helpful for kids.

6.”Drawing Master Class – 4″ by Vidya Editorial Board

”Drawing Master Class – 4″ Book Review: This book introduces children to the joys of coloring using crayons. It provides simple illustration for colouring. It helps in development of creativity. It provides motor skills, observation and imagination. It also provides patience in your child. It also provides physical key traits of different Arts. It also provides large images which is helpful for kids.

Class 3 Art Books

Here is the full list of best school books on Class 3 – Art.

1.”ICSE Understanding Arts Education – Class 3 (2018-19 Session)” by Mukesh Punetha

”ICSE Understanding Arts Education – Class 3 (2018-19 Session)” Book Review: This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly. This is the ICSE syllabus. This book provides prominence for art education. It is class 3.

2.”Art and Craft(Drawing Book) Reading and Writing Book of 3rd Class Aadi Publication” by Mehta Graphics Author Team

”Art and Craft(Drawing Book) Reading and Writing Book of 3rd Class Aadi Publication” Book Review: This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly.

3.”VISUAL ARTS CLASS 3 (WITH MATERIAL)” by Ramesh ‘Manu’

”VISUAL ARTS CLASS 3 (WITH MATERIAL)” Book Review: This book is for class 3. This is for students who like to draw and paint. This book provides the concepts of space, shape and form. This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly.

4.”Child Development Combo Books on GK and Art and Craft for Class 3 and 4″ by Longman

”Child Development Combo Books on GK and Art and Craft for Class 3 and 4″ Book Review: This book contains Science, General Knowledge and Art and Craft Books. This book is helpful for pre primary, primary and middle school students. It provides experimentation. It covers the topics and the variety of exercises in the textbooks. It also provides theoretical and practical aspects of Science. It provides self confidence and general awareness. It also contains general knowledge and creative thinking. It also provides art and craft for class 5. This book provides the concepts of space, shape and form.

Class 2 Art Books

Here is a complete list of the best Art books for Grade 2.

1.”Golden Art and Craft for Class – II” by New Age

”Golden Art and Craft for Class – II” Book Review: This book is for class 2. This is for students who like to draw and paint. This book provides the concepts of space, shape and form. This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly.

2.”ICSE Understanding Arts Education – Class 2 (2018-19 Session)” by Mukesh Punetha

”ICSE Understanding Arts Education – Class 2 (2018-19 Session)” Book Review: This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly. This is the ICSE syllabus. This book provides prominence for art education. It is class 2.

3.”VISUAL ARTS CLASS 2 (WITH MATERIAL)” by Ramesh ‘Manu’

”VISUAL ARTS CLASS 2 (WITH MATERIAL)” Book Review: This book is for class 2. This is for students who like to draw and paint. This book provides the concepts of space, shape and form. This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly.

4.”Happy Times with Art and Craft 2″ by Laxmi Publications

”Happy Times with Art and Craft 2″ Book Review: This book is for class 2. This is for students who like to draw and paint. This book provides the concepts of space, shape and form. This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly.

Class 1 Art Books

Here is a comprehensive list of the top school books for Class 1 – Art.

1.”ICSE Understanding Arts Education – Class 1 (2018-19 Session)” by Mukesh Punetha

”ICSE Understanding Arts Education – Class 1 (2018-19 Session)” Book Review: This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly. This is the ICSE syllabus. This book provides prominence for art education.

2.”Activity Book – Art and Craft 1 For Kids” by GIKSO

”Activity Book – Art and Craft 1 For Kids” Book Review: This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly.

3.”Early Child Development Combo Books on GK, Science, Environmental Studies, Art and Craft for Class 1 and 2″ by Longman

”Early Child Development Combo Books on GK, Science, Environmental Studies, Art and Craft for Class 1 and 2″ Book Review: This book consists of Science and General Knowledge. It also contains Art and Craft Books. It provides experimentation. It covers the topics and the variety of exercises in the textbooks. It also provides theoretical and practical aspects of Science. It provides self confidence and general awareness. It also contains general knowledge and creative thinking. It also provides art and craft for class 5. This book provides the concepts of space, shape and form.

4.”VISUAL ARTS CLASS 1 (WITH MATERIAL)” by Ramesh ‘Manu’

”VISUAL ARTS CLASS 1 (WITH MATERIAL)” Book Review: This book is for class 1. This is for students who like to draw and paint. This book provides the concepts of space, shape and form. This book contains blank pictures and filled pictures. In this book, reading and knowledge of colors are also explained. This book helps students to understand colour. It is student friendly.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on the Art subject and came out with a recommended list of the top 10 Art books for each grade. If any more book needs to be added to the list of best books on Art, please let us know. We hope you find this list helpful in your studies.

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