23 Ways to be a Great Artist by Jennifer McCully

23 Ways to be a Great Artist

Written by Jennifer McCully
Illustrated by Joanna Kerr
Part of the 23 Things to Do Before You are... Series

7+ readers   Art and Artists   9+ readers   
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Full of practical ideas and easy-to-follow suggestions for creating accomplished art projects, this book take works by leading artists as inspiration. So, Jennifer McCully describes Jackson Pollock’s huge, paint-spattered canvases and shows how you can use his technique and approach to make a stylish place mat; she demonstrates how you can follow Frieda Kahlo’s example and create a colourful self-portrait that will reflect your own personality and interests. There’s even instructions on how to copy Banksy and create a stencil image that could make a point about something you really care about it. It’s a clever way of making children think about the purpose of art, that also gives them practical insight into the creation of it and introduces them to the work of the great artists. ~ Andrea Reece


23 Ways to be a Great Artist by Jennifer McCully

The perfect book for aspiring artists. The book is packed full of step-by-step projects for crafty kids eager to discover the secrets to creating a masterpiece. Paint like Jackson Pollock, sculpt like Henry Moore, and make paper cut-outs like Matisse! With a mixture of simple and challenging projects, readers can learn how to emulate the greatest artists from history and modern times.

Activities are broken down into easy steps and technical information comes alive in bite-size facts. The reader will also learn about the artist behind each project, be encouraged to think about the ideas behind great art, and learn how to adapt styles and techniques to use on a variety of creative endeavours.

Contents include -

Henri Rousseau - Jungle Adventure
Jackson Pollock - Splater Placemat
Henri Matisse - Colourful Cut-outs
Frida Kahlo - Personality Portrait
Piet Mondiran - Abstract Mug
Paul Klee - Cubist Portrait

About the Author

JENNIFER MCCULLY is a graphic designer who expanded her horizon to include mixed media work. Her creative spirit can be seen on her bold canvases, which feature vibrant and simple objects that are energetic and inspiring. Her childlike creations evoke happiness, and her inspiration is drawn from practically anything. Jennifer is a full-time Etsy seller, operating four different shops.

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

15th October 2015




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