Modern Art Adventures

Modern Art Adventures

# 064329

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Item #: 064329
ISBN: 9781613731772
Grades: 1-AD

Product Description:

Do you want your picture to be noisy or quiet? Modern artists are known for experimenting, which is what you will do with this book! If you are a non-artsy parent/teacher, fear not. Artsy is not a requirement. Step by step instructions with photos are here to guide you through 36 hands-on art projects. You will be introduced to 18 famous artists, (Monet, Pollock, Picasso, Banksy, Lichtenstein and more) from the 20th and 21st centuries as you explore your own art style. The projects themselves use common art supplies like craft paints (acrylic or tempera), markers, brushes, scissors, glue, cardboard, air dry clay, etc. Cut up photos to make a Cubist portrait; cut out a silhouette of an animal; and tear newspaper to make a graphic face design and lots more! Kids from elementary to high school can learn from this book. 7.25x8.5", 143pp, pb. ~ Sara

Publisher Description:

Modern art is bold, experimental, and not concerned with rules - in other words, perfect for children who love to draw outside the lines. Modern Art Adventures introduces young artists, ages 6 and up, to groundbreaking masterpieces and fresh techniques, then lets them loose. Children will:
  • Slice up several photos to construct a Cubist portrait
  • Use punctured, paint-filled cups to experiment with a drip painting
  • Draw and cut out a silhouette portrait of their favorite animal or pet
  • Design and cut out a reusable flower stencil
  • Create a "Pocket Mondrian" in an empty matchbox
  • Tear scraps of newspaper into elements of a graphic face design
  • Explore a variety of modernist shading techniques on a single pencil drawing
  • Build a portable easel to take on an art field trip
  • and 28 other engaging, hands-on projects.

Authors and educators Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw also explore the stories and meanings behind 18 well-known works of modern art as inspiration for these kid-tested, exciting, and creative projects. No prior knowledge of modern art is required - just enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to discover.

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Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw
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Chicago Review Press
1.0 (lbs.)
8.75" x 7.38" x 0.5"
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