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Hands On! Art Projects
     

Hands On! Art Projects

by Johannah Gilman Paiva (Editor), Sally Hewitt
 
The Hands-On! Series is designed with any classroom in mind, aiding teachers and students both in the school environment and the at-home classroom by educating children about the amazing subjects of science, math, art, and nature, and more importantly, giving young learners the tools they need to explore and learn about those subjects on their own. Each project in

Overview

The Hands-On! Series is designed with any classroom in mind, aiding teachers and students both in the school environment and the at-home classroom by educating children about the amazing subjects of science, math, art, and nature, and more importantly, giving young learners the tools they need to explore and learn about those subjects on their own. Each project in this book is specifically designed to place the ability to discover in the hands of young minds. Simple text provides an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to each project, a brief explanation to why it works, and ideas for further activities. In addition, every single project is accompanied by colorful illustrations and appealing photographs, aimed to enhance children's understanding and engage the reader. Each book in the series also comes equipped with a comprehensive glossary and index, enriching and aiding the learning experience. We are sure our readers will finish these books with a new understanding of each subject matter, and newfound abilities to explore and discover their world on their own.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
Lacey is an English art teacher who has undoubtedly tried these projects with her students. She offers an introduction for beginners, suggesting use of a sketchbook, gathering materials of all kinds, and developing an art box containing various tools and media. On each “Gallery” page of the five sections appears a reproduction of a famous painting, collage, sculpture, drawing or mosaic with a brief analysis of its content, medium, and art elements that can inspire a project. First, Lacey concentrates on representations of people; one example is Arcimboldo’s vegetable man, Vertumnus, which suggests constructing a collage from unusual found objects. Next, kids observe landscapes: a woodcut by Hokusai, for example, inspires making a polystyrene print of a bridge and a mountain. Text describing Turner’s painting of a boat leaving Venice is obviously mismatched with Rousseau’s jungle scene. “Sports and Leisure” pages yield a watercolor picnic by August Macke, encouraging a try at painting with inks. Ranging from Da Vinci to Magritte, the still-life section suggests one of the best projects: creating an assemblage inspired by Kurt Schwitters’s striking abstract Merzbild. An animal chapter has several interesting ideas, including a horned animal mask based on one from Zimbabwe and a goat constructed from cardboard and foil in imitation of Picasso’s wooden goat. Though not every project is equal in value, art teachers and aspiring artists will find this collection useful as a jog through art history, as well as offering classroom and home projects for learning about styles, genres, and media through direct participation. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft; Ages 8 up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770938939
Publisher:
Flowerpot Press
Publication date:
01/03/2014
Series:
Hands On!
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
879,572
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
840L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 13 Years

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