Making Amazing Art!: 40 Activities Using the 7 Elements of Art Design

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Gr 2-5
Each chapter in this well-organized, heavily illustrated book features one element-line, texture, color, etc.-with five or six projects that cleverly support it. Basic concepts are explored using tried-and-true activities that are meant to "wow" both creators and observers. Icons display three challenge levels; step-by-step instructions help to ensure success. Examples of student work are used to show what the finished pieces may look like. Insets of reproductions of works by and quotes from famous artists are included as well. Teachers and caregivers will enjoy the straightforward, all-inclusive format that takes the guesswork out of presenting art concepts. Appended are Web addresses to view museums displaying various art masters and online art-supply sources. This glossy book is sure to inform budding artists and encourage a successful infusion of art into the classroom.
—Judy ChichinskiCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824967956
  • Publisher: Ideals Publications
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: Williamson Kids Can Bks.
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 450,957
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Designing Amazing Art!     5
Line     8
Linear Web Design     10
Decorative-Line Design     12
Magical Machine     15
Grid Drawing     17
Visual Music     20
Kaleidoscope Lines     22
Shape     26
Geometric & Free-Form Combo     29
Shape Discovery     32
Cutout Collage     35
Stencil Shapes     37
Letter & Number Shapes     40
Shape Hunt     42
Texture     44
Texture Rubbing     46
Textured-Flowers Bouquet     48
3-D Texture Tapestry     50
Textured-Paper Bird Collage     53
Furry Pet Portrait     57
Color     59
Secondary-Color Surprise     62
Warm & Cool Ocean Scene     64
Complementary-Color Puzzle Design     67
Color Explosion     71
Analogous Color Puzzle     73
Value     76
Giant Ice Cream Cone     78
Beautiful Butterfly     80
Hidden Shapes     83
What's on the Shelf?     85
From Shape to Form     89
Form     92
Sock-Head Sculpture     94
Additive Paper Sculpture     97
"Supersize" It!     101
"Take Away" Sculpture     104
Dancing Mobile     107
Space     110
Giant Sunflower     113
Harvest-Time Perspective Collage     116
3-D Shapes     118
View from the Window     121
Resources     124
Index     124
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