Kids' Art Works!: Creating with Color, Design, Texture and Moreby Sandi Henry
More than 50 hands-on projects for original artwork are provided while teaching a variety of techniques and concepts in sculpture, prints, design, textiles and texture.
Children's Literature - Children's LiteratureOver 100 art activities are included in this collection. There are three levels of complexity that are clearly indicated on each project, as well as a complete list of supplies. The groups of activities focus on patterns, printmaking, sculpture, and textures. Various famous artists, such as Jackson Pollack, have been identified as the inspiration for specific projects. They are quoted and a brief bio is included. Many of the projects will be familiar, some with a unique twist. Others are more unusual, like the doll made out of roots from the garden or tangled phone wire, or the art-in-the-round roller coaster ride. The sculpture hat is one of my favorites. The black-and-white line illustrations are inviting and provide helpful information. This is a very kid friendly book with lots of ideas plus the bonus of an introduction to 24 master artists. 1999, Williamson Publishing, Ages 4 to 12, $12.95. Reviewer: Kristin Harris
School Library JournalK-Gr 5-Young readers will delight in designing a "Scaly Gator," a "Swiss Cheese Candle," a "Pasta Fish," or any of the more than 60 artistic creations in this attractive book. The projects are divided into four major categories: "Playing with Patterns," "Prints Charming," "The Sculpture Gallery," and "A Touch of Texture." The directions are clear, precise, and illustrated with black-and-white diagrams and cartoons. Materials needed are basic art supplies and items easily found around the house. The complexity of each project is noted by "one paintbrush" for the most simple to "three brushes" for the most difficult. All activities are easily completed in one sitting. "Circular Weaving," a "Sandpaper Relief Print," "Crayon Batik," and a "Bean-and-Seed Pendant" are just a few of the unusual creations offered. Handy "Tricks of the Trade" and sidebars that highlight well-known artists whose works and techniques relate to particular projects appear throughout. An impressive array of creative endeavors to make, enjoy, and display.-Patricia Mahoney Brown, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Kenmore, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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