This book introduces the reader to making models, examining what models are, what they can be made of, what they can show, differences in size, technique and style, historical and modern examples, and examples from different cultures.

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This book introduces the reader to making models, examining what models are, what they can be made of, what they can show, differences in size, technique and style, historical and modern examples, and examples from different cultures.

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Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
Wonderful color photographs, simple text, and suggestions for art projects will delight young children. "A sculpture is a three-dimensional piece of art," writes Isabel Thomas, and a two-page spread shows a picture of people looking at a large cement buffalo outdoors as well as a picture of the Sphinx. Sculptures may be outside or in a museum. They may be made of metal, stone, and wood. A picture shows a clay lion that is 4,000 years old. Clay may be shaped, allowed to dry, and then baked in a kiln to make it stronger. The picture shows a man taking a vase out of a kiln. Sculptures may show us ideas or life in other places. Sculptures convey feelings such as "curious, excited, happy, or sad." After gathering natural materials like twigs and stones, you may make a bug sculpture using glue. This is one of the Read and Learn "Start with Art" series. Includes a glossary with pictures, a citation for a suggested book, a URL for a website, and an index. Reviewer: Carlee Hallman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432950248
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Series: Start with Art
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,529,813
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 520L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Isabel Thomas studied Human Sciences at Oxford University before working in the wonderful world of children's publishing. She has written dozens of books for children and teenagers, and is a trained literacy tutor. Isabel lives in Cambridge, UK, with her husband and three rambunctious sons.
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Table of Contents

What Is a Sculpture? 4

Where Can I See Sculptures? 6

What Do People Use to Make Sculptures? 8

What Else Can I Use to Make Sculptures? 10

How Do People Make Clay Sculptures? 12

Why Do People Make Sculptures? 14

What Can Sculptures Show? 16

How Can Sculptures Make You Feel? 18

Start to Make Sculptures! 20

Glossary 23

Find Out More 24

Index 24

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