From the Publisher
"This book would be a great resource for teachers or others who work extensively with children. Parents who enjoy participating in craft projects with their children may also find inspiration here." - Grand Prairie News
"This 190-page book makes geography, culture and history real for school-age children through direct experience by crafting multi-cultural art from around the world." - Friends of the Earth
"Global Art combines the fun and creativity of art with the mysteries of history, the lure of geography and the diversity of the cultures of the world." - Jewish Journal
Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
One hundred and thirty ideas and instructions for art projects are included in this book. They are arranged by continent of origin, and cover the globe. My favorites are the Sandpaper Printed Cloth from Ghana; Gyotaku art from Japan and the Karensansui mini-garden, also from Japan. The selections are quite diverse, and imaginative. Cities built from milk cartons such as Hippodamos of Greece and double roller painting inspired by the Hungarian brothers who invented the ball point pen are two examples. This collection is well organized, each activity includes a icon indicating the level of experience necessary, the art technique featured and the ease or difficulty in preparing for the activity. The black-and-white illustrations are informative, although not works of art in themselves. A must have for teachers and parents who are looking for a lot of ideas, well packaged in an affordable format.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Arranged in chapters by continent, these crafts will be useful for geography and cultural reports. The authors use a system of symbols to denote which continent is associated with the activity, the level of difficulty, the basic art technique involved, and how easy or difficult the required materials are to procure. Black-and-white line drawings illustrate the process and/or the finished product for each project. Most of the activities are interesting and directly linked to the cultures they represent. Others, like several for Antarctica, seem more contrived. Building a structure of icing and sugar cubes is sure to be a hit with children, but how illustrative is it of the Antarctic environment? Necessarily, not all countries and cultures are included but many are represented by more than one project. While children can use this book, the descriptions (e.g., "Young children create a miniature woodland scene..."), the pervasive use of symbols or icons, and the terse but accurate directions indicate that this book was designed for adults.-Torrie Hodgson, Burlington Public Library, WA