13 Art Techniques Children Should Know by Angela Wenzel

13 Art Techniques Children Should Know

Written by Angela Wenzel
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13 Art Techniques Children Should Know by Angela Wenzel

What's the difference between watercolour and gouache, or between a collage and an assemblage? How are frescoes and mosaics made? Why do prints look so different from each other? These questions and others are explored through major works of art in dazzling colour reproductions. Children will learn about drawing through cave paintings and Leonardo's sketches, they will understand how Holbein and van Gogh used oil paints to vastly different effect or what Henri Matisse accomplished with coloured paper and a pair of sharp scissors. Along the way they will be encouraged to make their own masterpieces using similar techniques to the masters.


The greatest surprises are the time lines for each form of art, artists who practiced that form, full color illustrations, and interesting not or quizzes. (Answers provided, of course!) --Houlton Pioneer Times A more sophisticated introduction to making all kinds of art. --The Guardian A more sophisticated introduction to making all kinds of art. -- The Guardian

About the Author

ANGELA WENZEL is a museum educator in Germany. She is the author of numerous art books for children including titles in the 13 - Children Should Know series, published by Prestel.

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48 pages


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Publication date

20th March 2013



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