Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art Experiences in the Styles of Great Masters (Bright Ideas for Learning #10) (Paperback)

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Fun and easy art-appreciation activities abound in this resource that features over 60 great artists across the ages. A concise biography for each artist tells why his or her work is important, and a kid-tested art activity tries out the artist’s approach. Young artists will sketch inventive designs in the style of da Vinci and draw in a nature notebook like Audubon. To understand Rodin, they will create a clay carving. Picasso will inspire a fractured friend, and Kahlo shows the magic in self-portraits. Projects stress the creative process and encourage kids to try unusual techniques such as block printing, pointillism, and mixed media artworks as they learn about architecture, drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture. Discovering Great Artists includes easy-to-follow icons to indicate the experience, preparation, and materials necessary for each project, as well as guides to the style, movement, or era of each artist. Introducing children to the greatest artists has never been more engaging!

About the Author

MaryAnn F. Kohl is the award-winning author of Great American Artists for Kids, Scribble Art, Mudworks, and ScienceArts, among others. She lives in Bellingham, Washington. 

Kim Solga, watercolor artist and writer in Mt. Shasta, California, specializes in art with children. She is the creator of art teaching supplies and writes hands-on art books, magazines, and art curriculum texts.

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Praise For…

"A chronological order with helpful icons… allows parents, educators, and children to dip in and out of this guide with ease." —Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781641602419
ISBN-10: 1641602414
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publication Date: August 4th, 2020
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Bright Ideas for Learning