Discovering Great Artists (150 Art Ideas)

Discovering Great Artists (150 Art Ideas)

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Item #: 006181
ISBN: 9780935607093
Grades: K-8

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Here are 150 activities that teach the styles, works, and techniques of the great masters - Van Gogh, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and more. To imitate Michelangelo's Sistene Chapel, the young artist paints while reclined on his back with paper taped to the bottom of a table. To experience Van Gogh's style, children mix paints into a thick substance called "impasto" and then paint with heavy, swirling brush strokes. Each activity contains a brief history of the artist, a project, and an example of that artist's work.

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Grade Start
Grade End
Trade Paper
Series Title
Bright Ideas for Learning Ser.
3 to 18
Rebecca Van Slyke (Illustrator)
Mary Ann F. Kohl
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Bright Ring Publishing
0.95 (lbs.)
8.5" x 11.0" x 0.5"
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We use this along with our Classical Conversations curriculum.
Guest on May 27, 2020
It looks like a great way to enrich a home curriculum for Kindergarten age children.
Jessica G on Feb 17, 2020
We use this along with our Classical Conversations curriculum.
Guest on May 27, 2020
To understand great artists
Angela B on Apr 27, 2020
It looks like a great way to enrich a home curriculum for Kindergarten age children.
Jessica G on Feb 17, 2020
It provides many art project ideas based on great artists.
Debbie T on Aug 31, 2019
This is a required book for tutors in the Classical Conversations program.
David M on Jul 17, 2019
Part of our art curriculum and I want the grandkids to be introduced to great art as well as the experiential part of it.
Helen K on Apr 7, 2019
Classical Conversations Foundations Substitute Tutor
Ryan P on Apr 7, 2019
for homeschool art--upon consultant recommendation
Melissa K on Mar 15, 2019
Homeschool Co Op
Jennifer C on Feb 4, 2019
This will supplement our art studies.
Valerie on Aug 15, 2018
Required to tutor Classical Conversations Foundations class
Suhad B on Jun 21, 2018
Recommended use for Classical Conversations Tutors
Stacey N on Aug 8, 2017
For school art study
Jeanine F on Dec 12, 2016
I am a Classical Conversations Tutors. Love the lesson on the Great Artists
Martinha P on Dec 1, 2016
Brief bio and how to make a similar project is so useful and quick. Lots of the materials we already have. Great way to incorporate art!
Emma E on Oct 15, 2016
Good reviews, good ideas for fun art
Denise R on Sep 5, 2016
Purchased for my fourth and 1st grade son.
Donna K on Jul 11, 2016
I needed ideas for my fifth grader to incorporate interesting ideas into his art instruction.
Danielle G on Mar 4, 2016
Art is an important way he expresses himself.
Cassandra S on Nov 17, 2015
To understand great artists
Angela B on Apr 27, 2020
It provides many art project ideas based on great artists.
Debbie T on Aug 31, 2019
Do you carry the new edition of this book?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2020
Is Titian included?
A shopper on Mar 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, he's not. I checked under Tiziano Vecelli as well.
Is there a list of needed art supplies?
User on Feb 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Sort of. There are several indexes in the back of the book, and one of them is for materials, but it doesn't give much detail. For example "newspaper" is listed, with page numbers of all the projects that use newspaper.
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Discovering Great Artists is a treasure chest full of resources featuring more than seventy artists that has really made studying art a joy for everyone in our home! We have learned about many great masters of art who are well known and some who are not so well known We have studied about different art techniques including painting sculpting printing cutting drawing and making collages We have learned to make our own art supplies in ways similar to those early artists who paved the way for other great artists For example during a study on the Italian artist Giotto we made our own paints from chalk dust and eggs and the result was a lot nicer than we expected! My children and I have been using this book for two years and we keep getting new ideas and inspiration for our own artistic endeavors It is very easy to use and is presented chronologically The book begins with the artists of long ago (Renaissance and Post Renaissance) then goes on to Impressionists and Post Impressionists followed by Expressionists Abstract Abstract-Expressionists Cubists Dadaists and Surrealists and finally Pop Op Folk Modern Cartoonists Photojournalists and Children�s Book Illustrators This book even includes a chapter on games and activities that you can make and use with your students to learn about artists and famous works of art There are matching games ideas for making your own coloring book puzzles scrapbooking and notebook ideas timeline and mapping activities and even a section about making your own �Great Art Cookies� The final chapter of the book is a resource guide including a glossary for great art words materials guide information about great art styles and techniques and the artists associated with them Each lesson includes dates pronunciation of the artist�s name a short biography of the artist and an activity in which the students complete their own works of art in the style of that particular artist The lesson lists materials you will need directions for completing the project and sometimes variations for further exploration of the subject There are also pictures at the top of each lesson which indicate experience level recommended and level of prep time and effort involved My 7-year-old has learned about many artists including Michelangelo Degas Van Gogh and Monet When studying Picasso and Cubism she and her best friend drew a portrait of one another then they cut up the portraits and arranged them on a new page putting them back together in creative ways that Picasso might have appreciated When studying Michelangelo she painted lying down on her back onto a piece of butcher paper that was taped to the underside of a table top This was a great learning experience�after only ten minutes of painting the paintbrush began to feel so heavy It really helped her to appreciate Michelangelo who took four years to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel lying on his back This book is great for a person of any age who is interested in learning more about art The lessons can easily be modified to meet the needs of different ages and abilities It works well for all learning styles especially those who like to do hands-on projects! Discovering Great Artists is a great value for the money and belongs on every art shelf
March 8, 2007

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