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Draw, Paint, Sparkle: Creative Projects from an Elementary Art Teacher

Draw, Paint, Sparkle: Creative Projects from an Elementary Art Teacher

by Patty Palmer


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25 kid-tested lessons in drawing and painting—perfect for children ages 5 to 10
Encourage and empower kids to make art! The 25 art lessons in this book present step-by-step drawing instructions paired with a range of painting techniques and styles for endless creative exploration. Designed by an elementary art teacher, each creative exploration offers tips on using the best art materials (that won’t break the bank), shares art-making techniques that add variety and ease to the projects, and provides insights on engaging kids in the process. The lessons include:
·         Beginner projects. Discover easy ways to get started making art. Through flexible instructions, you’ll create big and bold paintings.
·         Art lessons inspired by the masters. With projects based on celebrated painters like Van Gogh and Monet to contemporary artists like James Rizzi and Jackson Pollock, you’ll explore a range of painting techniques and styles.
·         Paintings inspired by nature. Draw and paint familiar and imagined landscapes and animals as a fun way to engage with art.
More than just a simple how-to draw and paint book, Draw, Paint, Sparkle is an invitation for kids to unleash their creativity through color and paint.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611804713
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 966,779
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

PATTY PALMER has built a successful online business around art education. She has been teaching art to children in the classroom setting for twelve years and decided in 2009 to share her lessons online. What started out as a venue to share ideas quickly and seamlessly grew into a business. Deep Space Sparkle (DSS) is recognized around the world for providing art inspiration, teaching resources, and project ideas. Thousands of teachers and parents have taken Deep Space Sparkle art e-courses and over twenty-thousand people have purchased DSS products. Patty holds her own Deep Space Sparkle conferences and is sought after to speak at other art and education conferences. She is a master educator and savvy business woman who has an eye for great design and a keen awareness of what parents and educators want and need in this space. She lives in Santa Barbara, CA, with her husband and three children.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part 1 The Art Room

1 Approaching Art 2

2 Art Supplies 12

3 Art Shows 20

Part 2 The Art Class

4 Beginnings 28

Lesson 1 Big & Bold Painted Flowers 31

Lesson 2 Painted Paper Dinosaurs 35

Lesson 3 Watercolor Seal 41

5 Inspired by the Masters 44

Lesson 4 Van Gogh Flowers 47

Lesson 5 Henri Rousseau Jungle Tiger 51

Lesson 6 Claude Monet Spring Landscape 55

Lesson 7 Georges Rouault Painted and Printed Royal Figures 59

Lesson 8 Maud Lewis Lighthouse 65

Lesson 9 Clementine Hunter Still-Life Flower Arrangement 69

Lesson 10 James Rizzi Cardboard City 73

Lesson 11 Winslow Homer Ships 77

Lesson 12 Franz Marc Blue Horse 83

Lesson 13 Jackson Pollock Splatter Painted Lobster 87

6 Inspired by Nature 90

Lesson 14 Red Crab and Coastal Crab 93

Lesson 15 Expressive Black and White Fish 99

Lesson 16 Octopus Line Drawing 103

Lesson 17 Starfish 107

Lesson 13 Coral Reef 111

LESSON 19 Sea Turtles 115

Lesson 20 Funky Cat 119

Lesson 21 Symmetrical Beetles 123

Lesson 22 Painted Parrots 127

LESSON 23 Raccoon at Night 133

Lesson 24 Rainforest Frog 137

Lesson 25 Whimsical Owl 141

Acknowledgments 145

Resources 146

About the Author 148

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