Wow! What a great way to introduce your children to the artwork of contemporary and classic Masters. In this book, projects are provided to produce a piece of artwork in the style of the artist. They will etch in the style of Klee, or produce paper cutouts in the style of Matisse. The instruction is easy to understand, well laid out, and uses simple materials such as construction paper and crayons. It would be an excellent reference for parents or teachers. Projects are most appropriate for intermediate aged kids and up. As a former teacher, this would be a "go to" reference for instruction. My only complaint would be that actual pictures of the artists' original artwork are not included. So have the internet ready...or better yet grab one of our art books for reference. Have fun!— Walt
In this imaginative new activity book, Marion Deuchars makes learning about art fun. Young readers are introduced to more than thirty great artists, then encouraged to try out the techniques that lie behind their greatest works.
Short and accessible facts about each artist's life and works are followed by creative projects that Marion has devised based on the artist's particular techniques.
Take your pencil for a walk in the spirit of Paul Klee, experiment with color like Joan Miró, or create your own surrealist-inspired artwork.
About the Author
Author of the best selling Let's Make Some Great Art series, Marion Deuchars is a Scottish born, award winning illustrator with a globally recognisable style. Her influential hand-lettering and illustration work has been used on advertising campaigns from Samsung and HP to posters for Formula 1 and stamps for The Royal Mail. Her books have won six international awards for design and illustration. She is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale and one of six designers to represent the UK at Helsinki's World Design Capital celebrations. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.