The Little Artists' Big Book of Activities: 60 Fun and Creative Projects to Explore Color, Patterns, Shapes, Art History and More

The Little Artists' Big Book of Activities: 60 Fun and Creative Projects to Explore Color, Patterns, Shapes, Art History and More

by Shannon Wong-Nizic
The Little Artists' Big Book of Activities: 60 Fun and Creative Projects to Explore Color, Patterns, Shapes, Art History and More

The Little Artists' Big Book of Activities: 60 Fun and Creative Projects to Explore Color, Patterns, Shapes, Art History and More

by Shannon Wong-Nizic

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Overview

Inspiring Art Projects that Bring Out the Creativity in You!

Get ready to see the whole world through art! In this exciting activity book, you’ll find inspiration in everything from colors, shapes and patterns to numbers, letters and feelings. You’ll get to make all sorts of creations like portraits, sculptures, collages and more. And while you’re playing, you’ll be learning essential art terms, skills and even history!

No matter what your interests are, this book has a project for everyone! For example, get creative in how you observe your surroundings in the Collage Cityscape. Make art featuring your friends and family with your own Very Important Person Statue. Share your emotions by putting together a series of Feelings Portraits. As an added bonus, every chapter features a famous artist to help you learn about figures like Georgia O’Keeffe, known for her paintings of flowers, and Yayoi Kusama, aka the Princess of Polka Dots. You’ll get to use each famous artist’s work to inspire your own masterpieces. With a whole book bursting with inspiration, there’s no limit to what you can create!


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645675808
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication date: 07/12/2022
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 429,453
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range: 4 - 10 Years

About the Author

Shannon Wong-Nizic is a primary school teacher and the founder of Oh Creative Day. Her crafts have been featured on Brit + Co, and she is a contributor for Mumtastic Australia. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and three children.

Table of Contents

Welcome! 8

Tips and Tricks for Getting Creative 11

Preparing Your Space 11

Organizing Your Materials 12

Ways to Talk about Art-Making 13

Everyday Loves a Rainbow! 15

Painting Party 16

Make Your Mark 20

Do-It-Yourself Collage Box 23

Inspiration Journal 24

Inspired by Helen Frankenthaler 27

Shaping Up for Creativity 31

Collage Cityscape 32

Yarn-Wrapped Shape Mobile 35

Nature Felt Board 36

Beaded Shape Necklaces 39

Arty Party Time 40

Inspired by Yayoi Kusama 43

Breaking into the 3rd Dimension 45

Playdough Sculpture 46

Very Important Person Statue 48

Clay Rock Stack 50

My World, My Concerns Shadow Box 53

Paper Beads 54

Inspired by Hiroshi Fuji 57

The Beauty of Symmetry 59

Symmetry Fish 60

Paper-Folding Collage 63

Paper Towel Blotting 64

Symmetrical Drawing Challenge 67

Snowflake Garland 68

Inspired by Irving Morrow 71

Playing with Patterns and Prints 73

Do-It-Yourself Stamp Prints 74

Pattern Snails 77

Paper Weave 78

Button Hoops 81

Inspired by Rainbow Grandpa, Huang Yung-Fu 82

Once More, with Feelings 85

Canvas of Emotions 86

Feelings Portraits 89

Express Yourself Puppets 90

My Happy Place 93

Inspired by Dorothea Lange 94

Amazing Art with the Alphabet 97

Papier-Mache Letters 98

Make Your Own Sign 101

Letter Stencil 102

Design Your Own Pantry 105

Snail Mail 106

Bespoke Bookmarks 109

Inspired by Paul Thurlby 110

Get Creative with the Great Outdoors 113

Flowers in Clay 114

Paper Flower Bouquet 117

Rock Dominoes 118

Nature Transient Art 121

Inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe 122

Big Art, Little, Art, Art at Any Size 125

Stick Sculpture 126

Mini Art Gallery 129

Mega Canvas 130

Life-Size Drawings 133

Inspired by Bordalo II 134

The Magic of Numbers 137

Loose Parts Numbers 138

Dice Drawing 141

Number Collage 142

Sgraffito Numbers 145

Inspired by Jasper Johns 146

All About-Y-O-U 149

Mixed-Media Portrait 150

Framed Portrait of Your Future Self 153

Artists and Their Pets 154

Monochrome Portrait 157

Inspired by Betye Saar 158

Book List 161

What Do We Do with All This Art? 162

Acknowledgments 164

About the Author 165

Index 166

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