Discovering Great Artists Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters by MaryAnn F. Kohl, Kim Solga
  

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Discovering Great Artists Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters by MaryAnn F. Kohl, Kim Solga

Discovering Great Artists has 75 great artists featured in 110 amazingly fun and unique quality art appreciation activities for children. They will experience the styles and techniques of the great masters, from the Renaissance to the Present. A brief biography of each artist is included with a fully illustrated, child-tested art activity, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Includes such greats as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Matisse, Pollock, and O'Keeffe. 1998 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, 2002 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award. Full click-to resource guide at Bright Ring's website to show each artist's most famous works. Some activity examples are: Da Vinci - Invention Art Michelangelo - Fresco Plaque Rembrandt - Shadowy Faces Monet - Dabble in Paint Degas - Resist in Motion Picasso- Fractured Friend Van Gogh - Starry Night Pollock - Action Splatter 1997 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Education 2003 Practical Homeschooling Award, 3rd Place 2007 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category, 3rd place. 2009 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category,1st Place

Reviews

Discovering Great Artists encourages children to know the great artists and their techniques through hands-on experience, to be inspired to read books, to visit museums, and to see the world in a new way. Children will encompass a greater sense of history and art appreciation, and see themselves in a grander scope of time. ~ MaryAnn Kohl, author and educator Discovering Great Artists offers children the opportunity to explore a variety of artistic mediums including paint, chalk and pencil drawings, sculpture, photography and construction. Artists from the Renaissance to the present time are included, covering artistic styles such as cubism, abstract, cartoon, naturalism, impressionism and folk art. Activities are as diverse as the artists themselves, with Invention Art (Da Vinci), Action Spatter (Pollock), Starry night (Van Gogh), Colour Collage (Matisse) and Comic Dots (Lichtenstein). Instructions are clear and easy to understand. Materials are generally common art supplies easily accessed by teachers and parents. ~ Susan Whelan, Suite101 100+ activities teach the styles, works, and techniques of the great masters - Van Gogh, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and more. To experience Van Gogh's style, children mix paints into a thick substance called impasto and then paint with heavy, swirling brush strokes. Each activity contains a brief history of the artist, a project, and an example of that artist's work. Discovering Great Artists is a great value for the money and belongs on every art shelf. ~ Rainbow Resource Students study artists from the Middle Ages and Renaissance to present day, and learn a variety of techniques and styles. The publisher, Bright RIng Publishing, provides links to full color examples of artwork by many of the artists that are featured in the book. Highly recommended. ~ Successful Homeschooling You have to get this book! It is jam packed full of great ideas - with 140 pages of information on great artists and projects representing them. Each artist's section has a short biography which is what I have used for our Artist pages in our History Notebook. There are such original and fun projects demonstrating the style and materials used by the Artist of study. There are projects of ink, acrylic paints, watercolors, pastels, collage compositions, clay pieces, and just too much to mention. ~ Noggins and Nonsense Hands-on Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters 110 amazingly fun and unique art activities for children to experience the styles and techniques of the great masters, from Renaissance to the present. A brief biography of each artist is included with a fully illustrated, child-tested art activity, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more! ~ Classical Conversations

About the Author

MaryAnn F. Kohl is the author of First Art, Preschool Art, Scribble Art, Mudworks, and 15+ other titles. Kim Solga is the editor or author of books in the Art and Activities for Kids series, including Art Fun! and Craft Fun! Kim produces the KidsArt magazine and catalogue. Kohl and Solga also co-wrote Great American Artists for Kids . Series: Bright Ideas for Learning(TM) MaryAnn F. Kohl is currently (2013-2014) in her second term on the Board of Directors for the Independent Book Publishers Association. TITLES BY MARYANN F KOHL- * Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Kids in the Styles of the Great Masters (WITH SOLGA) * Great American Artists for Kids: Hands-On Art Experiences in the Styles of Great American Masters (WITH SOLGA) * Storybook Art: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of 100 Great Picture Book Illustrators * Scribble Art: Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children * Mudworks: Creative Clay, Dough & Modeling Experiences * Mudworks Bilingual: same as Mudworks, in both Spanish & English ebook only * ScienceArts: Discovering Science Through Art Experiences (with Potter) * Good Earth Art: Environmental Art for Kids * Preschool Art: It's the Process, Not the Product * First Art: Art for Toddlers and Two's * MathArts: Discovering Math Through Art Experiences * Cooking Art: Edible Art for Kids * Global Art: Activities, Projects, & Inventions from Around the Word * Making Make-Believe: Props, Costumes & Creative Play Ideas * Art with Anything: 52 Weeks of Fun with Everyday Stuff TITLES BY SOLGA- * Great American Artists for Kids: Hands-On Art Experiences in the Styles of Great American Masters (WITH KOHL) * Great American Artists for Kids: Hands-On Art Experiences in the Styles of Great American Masters (WITH KOHL) * Art Fun! (Art & Activities for Kids) * Paint! (Art and Activities for Kids) * Craft Fun! (Art & Activities for Kids) * Make Cards! (Art and Activities for Kids) * Draw! (Art and Activities for Kids) * Make Costumes!: For Creative Play (Art and Activities for Kids) * Make Gifts! (Art & Activities) * Make Clothes Fun! (Art and Activities for Kids) * Make Crafts! (Art and Activities for Kids) * Make Prints! (Art and Activities for Kids) * One-Hour Nature Crafts (with J. Haynes)

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Paperback
142 pages

Author

MaryAnn F. Kohl, Kim Solga
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Publication date

1st May 1997

ISBN

9780935607093


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