Get Into Art! Animals: Enjoy Great Art--Then Create Your Own!

Get Into Art! Animals: Enjoy Great Art--Then Create Your Own!

by Susie Brooks
     
 

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Get into Art! introduces children to the world of art while encouraging budding artists to develop their own artistic abilities. Accomplished artists, along with some of their famous pieces and techniques are presented, then followed up with an art project reminiscent of each artist's work or genre. Perfect for active young artists of all abilities, GetSee more details below

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Get into Art! introduces children to the world of art while encouraging budding artists to develop their own artistic abilities. Accomplished artists, along with some of their famous pieces and techniques are presented, then followed up with an art project reminiscent of each artist's work or genre. Perfect for active young artists of all abilities, Get into Art! enables readers to discover a wealth of fine art and artists, as well as cultivate their own creativity. Get into Art! Animals by Susie Brooks explores a fascinating array of animal artworks from popular artists like Degas, Warhol, and Matisse. By introducing these artistic greats, their important works depicting animals, their style, genres, and techniques, including chalk pastel, stencil, collage, and mobile projects, Get into Art! Animals inspires readers to create masterpieces of their own. Included in each chapter are clear instructions for 12 intriguing and achievable art projects featuring animals from racehorses and cows to giraffe, birds, snails, and dragons, and plenty of works inspired after a featured artist.

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(starred review) Brooks' goal to convince her readres that art is not just something one observes, but rather something that one does. It's impossible not to be intrigued. . . . The projects range in difficulty from those with beginners skills to those suited for more expreienced young artists. . . . Brooks believes that a deeper appreciation of high art can be had by kids, and this revelatory offereing encourages them to find it.

 

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Families may want to ride the DIY wave with this attractive British import, which publishes simultaneously with the similarly conceived Get into Art: People (2013). Youngsters are presented with a dozen works of art featuring animals and accompanying art projects of varying degrees of difficulty. The bright primary-colored cover and lively design (featuring a flap in each double-page spread) belie the inherent difficulty of most of these projects. The majority require far more than the usual paper-crayons-paste-scissors level of art supplies. Parents and teachers will need to carefully check the materials list for each project and gauge the child's skill level to avoid frustration or failure. Some projects are simple and satisfying--like a vibrant cut-paper collage inspired by Matisse's The Snail. Others are more complex and require adult support. A take on Escher's Fish (E59) requires "graph paper, thin card stock, glue, ruler, pencil, scissors, tape, white paper, colouring materials (for example markers, oil pastels, watercolor paint, paintbrushes)." Brooks then directs children to create individual fish "outlined in marker, shaded with oil pastel [and] washed over with watercolor paint." They are to then be pasted down in a carefully matched, tiled design for an Escher-style "Fish Squish." When enjoyed by adults and kids together, this book will deliver a pleasing, fresh mix of animal-art–inspired projects utilizing varying media and techniques. (table of contents, glossary, art materials checklist, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753470589
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
08/20/2013
Series:
Get Into Art Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,341,903
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 - 14 Years

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