Fine Art Adventures
More than learning "of" the classic masterpieces in art history, these 36 hands-on projects expose young students to the stories and meanings behind the masterworks, then have them recreate them in unique ways. Retained learning and appreciation is done best through experience. The 36 projects cover a wide range of media and are divided into 18 sections (representing 18 different masterworks of art), each section starting with a conversation for parent and child to share about the masterworks. Each project has a supply list of items that are easy to find at a local hobby, art or hardware store. These 18 masterworks sections are divided into 8 main chapters (Color, Black & White, Shape, Animals, Portraits, Landscape, Myths & legends, Light & shade). The cleanly designed book contains clear, step-by-step instructions with beautiful color photos and finishes with a glossary, short bios on each artist and helpful notes and tips on the materials used throughout. 144 pgs, pb. ~ Emily
Classic masterpieces are bold, fascinating, and sometimes shocking--in other words, perfect for creative children who love to be inspired. Fine Art Adventures introduces young artists, ages 6 and up, to key masterpieces and interesting techniques, then lets them loose. Children will: create a Pointillist artwork with paints and a toothbrush, work with plaster to recreate a cave painting, use cardboard and coat hangers to design a mobile sculpture, build a dramatic jungle scene inside an old shoebox, and many more engaging, hands-on projects.Authors and educators Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw also explore the stories and meanings behind 18 well-known classic masterpieces from art history as inspiration for these kid-tested, exciting, and creative projects. No prior knowledge of art is required--just enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to discover.