Art Treasury (Usborne)

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Item #: 042293
ISBN: 9780794514525
Grades: 1-5
Author: Rosie Dickins

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Publisher: Usborne
Contributor:Nicola Butler (Illustrator)
Pub. Date: January 2007
Binding: Trade Cloth
Pages: 94
Dimensions: 8.82 x 10.96 x .56 in.; 1.65 lbs.
Edition: illustrated
Language: English
Series Title: Art Treasury Ser.
Age Range: 6 to
Audience: Juvenile

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Exactly what I was looking for!
Excellent book! Excellent projects! I think my third grader will love this next year!
May 8, 2019
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3 months ago
Beautiful prints, inspiring art project, we are looking forward to use this!
April 26, 2018
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1 year ago
Best Lower Elementary Art Book!
We loved this book! It would be great for Kindergarten or 1st grade.
April 11, 2018
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over 3 years ago
Both art appreciation and hands-on art projects can be important and exciting elements of teaching art to young elementary age students While many books concentrate on one or the other The Usborne Art Treasury does a terrific job of combining picture study and creative art projects inspired by great art The book written by Rosie Dickins and designed by Nicola Butler also utilizes information and advice from art historians It includes a brief biographical introduction to 22 different artists and reproduces one famous painting from each of those artists After each artist/painting is introduced you�ll find a project inspired by the painting and style of the artist just presented For instance you�ll find a brief biography of Vincent Van Gogh and a full color reproduction of his painting �Starry Night� Then you�ll find a project called �Swirly Landscape� which encourages students to paint in a similar style to Van Gogh by using paint thickened with craft glue Students will create a landscape with painted swirls curves and lines scraped in paint with a plastic fork Each artist/project is given two full two-page spreads so young students can really see the artist�s work and then the sample art for the project Not all of the projects involve painting A variety of mediums and styles are utilized from chalk drawing to collage to mobiles to painting with ink Directions are clearly presented in a step-by-step format easy to follow even if you have no experience teaching art The materials required for the actual projects are almost all ordinary materials you�ll have on hand in your household or basic inexpensive craft supplies you can easily find At the beginning of the book there�s a complete listing of all supplies you need to complete all of the projectsDuring first grade my daughter worked on projects inspired by Van Gogh Monet Degas and O�Keeffe The book emphasizes modern artists including Picasso Klee Calder and Pollock and you will also find work here by Hokusai Rousseau Matisse and Whistler The book does a good job of including art from different cultures so you�ll find projects for African masks inspired by the work of unknown artists and ink paintings inspired by Chinese artist Shen Quan This is one of the best books I�ve seen for combining elements of picture study and actual art projects Though the biographies are brief (you�ll want to build on them through other books and online sources) they�re well-done and the representative paintings are excellent choices The book is colorful bright and well designed In addition to our homeschool (where we�ll continue to use it this year) we recently utilized some of the projects in a local arts camp for children ages 6-14 The Usborne Art Treasury is a definite treasure!
July 17, 2009
I absolutely love this book! Each artist is introduced with a short biography and a rendition of a piece of their art work Then the students have an opportunity to recreate the art work There are step-by-step instructions for creating the piece of art Very easy to use Very easy to teach from Highly recommended!
July 13, 2009
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Something new for art curriculum.
Angela M on Jul 1, 2019
Excited to use this as great homeschool resource for my 6 year old!
Alicia M on Jun 21, 2018
Something new for art curriculum.
Angela M on Jul 1, 2019
it look simple and interesting for a kids that doesn't like art, drawing, coloring at all, but we have to teach it.
Jane L on Aug 13, 2018
Excited to use this as great homeschool resource for my 6 year old!
Alicia M on Jun 21, 2018
I needed some ideas for doing art with my homeschooled son.
Kathleen C on Feb 13, 2018
An imaginative way to get kids into thinking about how the artist creates.
gail b on Nov 10, 2017
Great price and seems like a great way to teach art at home.
Shauna M on Jun 23, 2016
it look simple and interesting for a kids that doesn't like art, drawing, coloring at all, but we have to teach it.
Jane L on Aug 13, 2018
I needed some ideas for doing art with my homeschooled son.
Kathleen C on Feb 13, 2018
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