123 I Can Sculpt!

123 I Can Sculpt!

by Irene Luxbacher
     
 

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Illustrated step-by-step sculpting projects include a toothy crocodile, a sunbathing sea lion, a flock of feathered friends and more. Budding artists will proudly say, ?I can sculpt!?

Encouraging play and experimentation with everyday materials and tools, Starting Art unlocks the creative spirit in every young child. This excellent new series offers unique

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Illustrated step-by-step sculpting projects include a toothy crocodile, a sunbathing sea lion, a flock of feathered friends and more. Budding artists will proudly say, ?I can sculpt!?

Encouraging play and experimentation with everyday materials and tools, Starting Art unlocks the creative spirit in every young child. This excellent new series offers unique clear and inspiring step-by-step illustrated techniques for creating fun and appealing art projects that lead to discovery and a real sense of accomplishment.

Starting Art introduces art concepts such as color, form and texture, reinforced and put into practice through the creative process. Each book includes a visual glossary of key art terms and a note to parents and teachers on how to ensure a good art experience every time.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
A twisted snake, a fat seal, and a hungry crocodile are just some of the fun animal sculptures readers of this book will learn how to make from common materials such as clay, foil, and paper bags. Each of the first six animals introduces a new sculpting term, such as form, armature, and balance, with the final sculpture--a giant dinosaur--putting all of these into practice. Color photographs illustrate the process, showing the finished animal as well as individual steps. General directions are broken down into three numbered steps and followed with finishing details on the next page. A basic list of supplies is given at the beginning of the book, but individual projects do not include specific lists of materials, which some may find frustrating. A note to parents and teachers at the end of the book includes ideas for further exploring these basic sculpting techniques, as well as suggestions for improving the experience, such as focusing on the process and allowing for mistakes and creativity. While some may find the lack of specificity in the instructions frustrating, wise adults will use the book to teach basic principles while allowing their budding artists to cultivate their own sense of design. Reviewer: Heather Christensen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554531516
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Starting Art Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
AD890L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Irene Luxbacher is an artist and the author-illustrator of The Jumbo Book of Art, The Jumbo Book of Outdoor Art, the Starting Art series and Mattoo, Let's Play! She also illustrated The Imaginary Garden for Kids Can Press. She lives in Toronto.

Irene Luxbacher is an artist and the author-illustrator of The Jumbo Book of Art, The Jumbo Book of Outdoor Art, the Starting Art series and Mattoo, Let's Play! She also illustrated The Imaginary Garden for Kids Can Press. She lives in Toronto.

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