Art School

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Imagine looking out a window and then creating a painting that captures all that’s out there — the color and action, even the mood, sounds, and smells. Art School enables children to do just that. Based on Mick Manning’s highly acclaimed course at the Glasgow School of Art, the book shows readers how to use pencils, crayons, watercolors, and collage tools to create still-lifes, self-portraits, sculptures, masks, a book, and other fun, doable projects. It encourages children to think of art as an act of ...

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Overview

Imagine looking out a window and then creating a painting that captures all that’s out there — the color and action, even the mood, sounds, and smells. Art School enables children to do just that. Based on Mick Manning’s highly acclaimed course at the Glasgow School of Art, the book shows readers how to use pencils, crayons, watercolors, and collage tools to create still-lifes, self-portraits, sculptures, masks, a book, and other fun, doable projects. It encourages children to think of art as an act of exploration — of the senses, the world around them, and of their own creative potential.

Provides activities that involve different artistic skills and techniques, exploring scale, color, composition, and more.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
This large format "art school in a book" comes with 42 ideas for art projects. The projects range from standard art school fare: portraits, still life painting, and composition studies to the more kid oriented activities such as creating papier-mGchT sculptures and masks. It is a book that should be easy for older kids to use on their own, but younger kids will need help. In spite of taking adult approach to art (many of the projects are those used in high school and college level art classes), for the right kid with a real interest in art, this book will work.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-This book explains in simple, readable language various creative methods for budding artists. The authors present a wide range of two- and three-dimensional techniques, from the traditional to the experimental. Topics such as scale, color theory, and use of light and shadow provide a good foundation for the suggested projects. Each lesson includes basic instructions, several project ideas, and special pointers set within colored borders. While some of the required supplies may be found at home, some of the brushes, paints, and papers may need to be purchased. This slim, attractive book has a casual and inviting format. Its bright colors, charming cartoon illustrations, and informal layout will encourage interested children to jump right in and exercise their imaginations.-Paula A. Kiely, Milwaukee Public Library, WI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845078409
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 7 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.38 (h) x 0.16 (d)

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