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My Art Book

My Art Book
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My Art Book is a superb introduction for young children to the history and techniques of art. It is a beautiful and inspiring art book that will be loved by children, and their parents! Full of project ideas to fire the imaginations of children, including mosaics inspired by Diego Rivera, figure sculptures inspired by Henry Moore, and aboriginal dreamtime art. Each art project idea is introduced with spreads about a particular masterpiece or artistic style of famous artists and sculptors throughout history. These Artist and Art-style spreads inform the reader about the artists' inspirations, and zooms up close to look at the details in the work or explains the story or subject matter the artists' have chosen. My Art Book spreads cover a range of artistic styles, skills, and subjects such as impressionist scenes, watercolor landscapes, and pastel portraits. Children can experiment with art materials from making their own colors just like those used for cave art to creating a large land art sculpture from natural materials. Other projects explore the ideas of abstract art, such as drawing music like Kandinsky or conveying emotion through color like Klee. The step-by-step photography and clear instructions guides the children through the process for producing results that they can display with pride. More art projects spreads begin with the words "Just imagine..." and are packed with more ideas to encourage young artists to experiment, take a different approach for a particular technique or subject, and expand their creative minds. My Art Book is fun, educational, and bubbling over with creativity. Contents Getting started Getting materials and equipment Cave colors Art style: Cave painting My art project: Making earth colors Just imagine... Dreamtime dots Artist: Aboriginal dot painting, symbolism of creatures and landmarks My art project: Dot painting onto a large pebble Fresco fantastic Artist: Egyptian tomb painting My art project: Make a fresco showing people at work Just imagine... Spirit art Artist: Kenojuak Ashevak, North American spirit pictures My art project: Make a spirit picture using plastic packaging African masks Art style: African masks My art project: Make a mask Just imagine... Cuts and snips Art style: Polish paper cuts My art project: Symmetrical bird paper cuts Just imagine... Dragons and heroes Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi My art project: Japanese block printing of a dragon Fruit faces Artist: Guiseppe Arcimboldo My art project: Photograph of face made from fruit Just imagine... Watercolor wonder Artist: JMW Turner My art project: Wet-on-wet watercolor landscapes Just imagine... Capture a moment Art style: Impressionism - combine colors My art project: Use chalk pastels to draw a portrait. Just imagine... Jungle fever Artist: Henri Rousseau My art project: Jungle collage made from leaves Abstract Kandinsky My art project: Draw a piece of music Lines and shapes Artist: Paul Klee My art project: Town scene made from shapes Just imagine... Dreams and nightmares Art style: Surrealism My art project: Draw a dream Color code Artist: Franz Marc My art project: Color a picture using color code for emotions Mosaic magic Artist: Diego Rivera My art project: Make a mosaic Just imagine... Swishes and swirls Artist: Eric Carle My art project: Collage from textured paper Just imagine... Lumps and bumps Artist: Henry Moore My art project: Sculpt a figure Land art Artist: Andy Goldsworthy My art project: Make a natural sculpture Just imagine... That's junk! Art style: Recycled art My art project: Recycled sculpture Just imagine... On display Hanging and displaying art Glossary, Index, and acknowledgments
DK Publishing; April 2011
82 pages; ISBN 9780756688219
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