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People
     

People

by Sally Hewitt, Sue Lacey (Joint Author)
 
Includes: full-color artwork and photographs Using well-known pieces of art as a starting point, readers learn about a variety of art techniques and materials from photomontage to portrait painting to collage. Kids are encouraged to learn more about them by producing their own work. Hands-on projects, using readily-available materials, help readers explore painting,

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Includes: full-color artwork and photographs Using well-known pieces of art as a starting point, readers learn about a variety of art techniques and materials from photomontage to portrait painting to collage. Kids are encouraged to learn more about them by producing their own work. Hands-on projects, using readily-available materials, help readers explore painting, drawing, sculpting, printing, and many other media. Grades: 1-4

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Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
Artists have a unique vision, and this is a book about how eleven famous artists see people. Each piece of art is accompanied with a related project involving similar materials or techniques as those used in the master's work. The gallery of artists who inspire the projects is star studded, including Pablo Picasso, Gustav Klimt, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Michelangelo, Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Klee. Artists have always learned by studying the work of masters--and this is an excellent vehicle for nurturing creativity. Although the instructions are quite concise, with the accompanying illustrations they are more than adequate to get young artists started. Predictably, most of the samples are from Western Civilization, but at least there is one sample of African art. Part of the "Start with Art" series.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-These entries effectively fulfill the series' goal to offer an understanding of art "with lots of practical step-by-step projects for the young artist." Each spread features a project with clear instructions-both visual and written-and a list of materials needed; it also highlights a work of art in a particular style or medium. In Animals, drawing realistic horses is accomplished with a number of geometric shapes and is illustrated by George Stubbs's 1771 painting, Horse and Rider. While Picasso used plaster, wood, and clay to make his Goat, children are instructed to make their own model using cardboard, tape, and foil. In People various art forms including collage, caricatures, carvings, mosaics, and abstracts represent the paintings of such well-known artists as Picasso, Monet, Degas, and van Gogh. The format is appealing and colorful. Even if readers do not pursue the artistic techniques, they'll still learn much about the masters and their work.-Patricia Mahoney Brown, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Kenmore, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761308294
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/15/1999
Series:
Start with Art Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.45(w) x 11.16(h) x 1.16(d)

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