Fun and easy art-appreciation activities to explore the work of 75 great American artists from colonial times to the present. A brief biography for each artist tells why his or her work is important, and a kid-tested art activity tries out the artist’s approach. Projects are centered on the creative process and encourage kids to try unusual techniques such as block printing, soak-stain, and stone carving as they learn about architecture, drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture. A resource guide provides a glossary of art terms, a list that groups the artists by style, a list of the artists’ birthdays, an index of art supplies, and websites for viewing art online.
Georgia O’Keeffe – Desert Painting
Frederic Remington – Face Cast
Leroy Nieman – Action Athletes
James Whistler – Clay Engraving
Roy Lichtenstein – Comic Speech Balloons
Janet Fish – Painting Transparent Containers
…and MANY MORE easy, child-centered activities.
This excellent book is co-written by KidsArt’s Kim Solga and MaryAnn Kohl, award-winning author and leader in the field of process-oriented art for children.