Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by MaryAnn F. Kohl, Kim Solga
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Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite art books for homeschooling. It's all there, all on one page, and the art activities are really well done. I like that my kids of all different ages can do the same activity with all kinds of different results and experiences. Very nice. One thingI like for myself is the glossary of art terms, and for me finally, I understand which artist is a part of which era or movement.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Picasso for Kids? Sure! I spent about an hour earlier today exploring a Picasso activity from my own book about exploring art techniques of the great masters, mixing green tempera paint into lighter and darker shades of that same green. Then I painted several works with green shades only... just like Picasso's Blue Period (MaryAnn's Green Period). What a nice way to spend an hour! Did someone say this book is for children? Then I am happy to report that I am still a kid at heart! All the ideas in this book reflect the style or techniques of great painters and artists such as Monet, van Gogh, Rembrant, da Vinci, over 80 artists from the Renaissance to the present day. All activities use materials found in most homes or classrooms. What could be easier? But most important, what could be more awesome than imitating the great masters? Kids love it!
homeschool_momof_3 More than 1 year ago
Our kids have enjoyed learning about the artists by trying to copy their styles. It helped them retain so much more information by actually doing the art themselves. It is a great book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm an art education major and I recently came across this book and it's wonderful! The activities are great and it's written very well and easy to understand. This is a great way to be involved with your children and have fun at the same time.
brightring More than 1 year ago
Remember to check my website for direct "click-to" artworks for each great master in this book. We've pre-selected a beautiful artwork for each artist that is suitable for all ages of kids. the clicks start with chapter one, and go page by page, artist by artist, in the same order as the book. Click here to enjoy: http://www.brightring.com/artists.html Stop by my website soon to view free art activities from all my books. Thank you! ~ MaryAnn F. Kohl, author
brightring More than 1 year ago
This one is my favorite books. Easy, common materials, creative, open-ended, and based on kids trying out the styles and techniques of the great masters from the Renaissance to the Present. I've learned so much! I love the little biographies because they usually tell something about the artist's life as a child. This is for allllllll ages. Including ME (age withheld). ~ Suzy Jarvis I'm an adult and I can't wait to try these projects. Who says kids are the only ones that get to play and explore with art ideas? The Gaugin project looks bright and mysterious, and the Michelangelo painting on the underside of a table is a must do. So, let's have an art party and invite only people who like to have fun! (Besides, I'm to busy to learn about all these cool artists in big huge wordy adult books, and these great one- paragraph descriptions -- with a portrait sketch -- are perfect for me. Interesting too.) ~ Martha We are using this excellent book at the basis of our art curriculum this year and next year in our homeschool co-op, involving boys and girls from age 7 to 14. Each week we learn about a different artist and do at least one project. The techniques taught have all been very well done; materials are easily found and the processes realistic for our small budget program, while being of high artistic quality, really helping our children deepen their understanding and art ability. ~ Heidi We homeschool and have been using this book for first grade art class. My daughter loves it and I am learning at least as much as she is! I figure you can do 1 project a week and that will give you enough for 3 years of art projects! We get library books about the particular artist for the week and I also print a photo of one of the artist's paintings off the internet for her art notebook. We take pictures of her projects and also put them in the notebook. This book hit the mark for us! You won't be sorry if you buy it! ~ Homeschool Mom I was excited about this book before I even opened it, and having read through it and planned several projects for our homeschooled kindergartner and preschooler, I am even more excited! This book covers pretty much every possible art form and gives great background information on the artists represented, without being so much information that it would be boring to a child. The projects are creative and all of them look like great fun. This is one book that I feel was worth the money (so many craft books end up being an "I could have thought of that on my own" experience!). My only disappointment with this book is that the illustrations are other children's artwork and there are no examples of the artists' actual work. However, I am sure we can find all we need to supplement this book just by looking on the internet. All in all, this was a great buy and I am very excited to use this book with my children for several years to come! I give it five stars. ~ Mom2Two
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I use this book as a reference to do art activitities with my students. I teach Kindergarten and First Grade and my students love the activities! There are a wide variety of artists and styles of art adapted for children to use with ease. A great addition to any classroom.