Painting on A Canvas: Art Adventures for Kids (Acitvities for Kids)-Debra Dixon, Annie Wheeler

  • Title: Painting on A Canvas: Art Adventures for Kids (Acitvities for Kids)
  • Author: Debra Dixon, Annie Wheeler
  • Released: 2006-08-23
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  • Pages: 64
  • ISBN: 1586858394
  • ISBN13: 978-1586858391
  • ASIN: 1586858394

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From School Library Journal Grade 5-8–This collection of projects includes drawing, painting, sculpture, and paper and 3-D art. Each chapter begins with an explanation of a technique and gives a brief glimpse of an artist who excelled at it, such as Matisse's drawing with scissors, and Escher, best known for his geometric drawings of strange buildings and animals. Activities include a list of materials and numbered steps. Many can be completed with everyday objects. However, the childlike illustrations of youngsters belie the difficulty of the projects. The Web sites include artist information as well as additional project suggestions. While not unique in its creativity, this is a good book for readers who need ideas for doing artwork at home.–Delia Carruthers, Sunset Ridge Middle School, West Jordan, UT
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From the Back Cover In Painting on a Canvas, you'll find everything you need to make great projects and you'll learn a thing or two about drawing, painting, sculpting, and more! The book includes such art activities as:
Contour Drawings
Silhouette Wet-to-Wet Painting
Straw Painting
Papier-mâché Fish
Tissue Stained Glass Windows
Clay Critters
Pieces of You Collage
What a Relief Sculpture
Marvelous Masks
Radical Radial DrawingsEach project is fun, easy to make, and teaches important art concepts. Besides creating fantastic art, you'll also learn stories about famous artists as well as different art techniques. Grab some paper, glue, pens, and paints. Art adventures await you!
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