This Book Thinks You're An Artist
This quirky art book will appeal to young artists wanting to learn with hands-on activities. The book is divided into 8 main art themed sections (Look, Draw, Color, Pattern, Design, Sculpt, Steal and Offend, and Art Studio) with 4-5 creative projects. Each project has a correlating highlighted area that covers a master artist or genre, to add that interesting element of art appreciation. If your student enjoys the hands-on process, this book is part of a series offering the same format in other scholarly subjects—Scientist, Math Genius, and Inventor. 96 pgs, pb. ~ Emily
The third title in an innovative series, perfect for budding artists who enjoy hands-on learning
Filled with creative, playful activities, This Book Thinks You're an Artist asks budding artists to imagine their eccentric- artist alter ego before working through seven key topics: observation, drawing, color pattern, design, sculpture, and, crucially, how to steal ideas (Be inspired! Offend the viewer!). Each spread offers a different project"everything you need to make your own work of art inspired by a famous artist or movement in a lighthearted and playful tone. Activities include making a Bruegel circus, playing a Surrealist game, selling a scribble for a million dollars, and painting your face like a Russian Futurist. A section of paper-based crafts at the end of the book even includes a kit to build a viewfinder and make a mini-manifesto book.