This engaging guide takes children on an international tour of the world's greatest art, from the first daubs of paint in prehistoric caves to today's performance art. It includes all of the important art movements, from Renaissance to Rococo, as well as the great painters from all these eras. However, the approach is to look at art as an international exchange of ideas, not a straight history of western art. The book includes art from all countries, from aboriginal art to totem poles.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/21/2009Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Fun, educational, and bubbling over with creativity, My Art Book is a young child's superb introduction to the history and techniques of art. This beautiful and inspiring art book is sure to be loved by children and their parents, filled with project ideas including mosaics, figure sculptures, impressionist scenes, watercolor landscapes, and pastel portraits that will excite young imaginations. The step-by-step photography and clear instructions guides children through the process for producing results that they can display with pride.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/18/2011Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
A perfect introduction to art for children everywhere, The Art Book, Children's Edition brings the clarity and innovation of Phaidon's best-selling The Art Book to our youngest readers ever. An A to Z guide of 30 great artists -each featured on a double-page spread - and their most famous works designed for both parent and child to enjoy together. The book encourages the children to look closely at the featured works and use their imagination to understand why artists choose to create the pieces they do and in the ways that they do. From Leonardo's Renaissance masterpiece Mona Lisa to Andy Warhol's iconic Marilyn, from Jeff Koons? exuberant, flower-encrusted Puppy to Botticelli's beautiful, flower-strewn Primavera, 30 works have been selected from The Art Book especially for this edition, chosen for their vital importance in art history as well as their appeal to children. The giants of art history -Van Gogh, Matisse, Rembrandt, Turner and Vela?zquez -are all here, but this edition also offers its readers an introduction to challenging, recent artists including Cindy Sherman and Donald Judd. The Art Book, Children's Edition makes this broad, exciting selection of 30 key works across the history of art clear and accessible to children from age seven and upwards, but will be of interest to readers of all ages.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2005Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
From the use of perspective to the invention of the paint tube, 13 examples of some of the most important breakthroughs in artistic technology offers kids an exciting new perspective on the world of art. This new volume in the highly successful "13" series uses colorful reproductions, glossaries, and a timeline to explore milestones in the history of art. Kids will learn about important innovations in art while they discover answers to questions such as: Why was oil painting invented? What were the subjects of the first photographs? How do you depict the world on a flat canvas? Filled with accessible, fascinating facts as well as creative suggestions for independent art projects, this unique introduction to art history shows young readers how art is made as well as how to enjoy it.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/29/2011Pages: 48
In this intriguing book, young readers will be introduced to the unsolved mysteries behind some of the world's greatest art and artists.For as long as people have been viewing the masterpieces in this book, they've been asking the same questions: Why is the Mona Lisa smiling? Who was that girl with the pearl earring? What made Magritte's reading woman so frightened? These and other great mysteries of the art world are explored in this colorful, fun, and informative children's book. Each masterpiece is presented in a double page spread with stunning reproductions, biographical information about the artist, historical context and the pressing questions themselves. From Bosch to Banksy, the mysterious life of Caravaggio to the strange room in Velazques' Las Meninas, Surrealism to stolen art--young readers' interests in some of the world's great masterpieces will be piqued by the puzzles they offer and that remain unsolved to this day.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/20/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
What better way to learn about art than to create your own masterpiece alongside another, find hidden details that add to an understanding of the artwork, read fascinating stories about how the piece came to be created, or take an entertaining quiz that leads to a deeper appreciation of the technique and theme. Modeled after Prestel's successful A Year in Art series, this beautifully produced activity book introduces children to many of the world's greatest artworks--ranging from African masks to European paintings and modern art. Hands-on projects are sure to spark children's imaginations while imparting important knowledge that will serve them well as they grow older. The book is perfect for all kinds of drawing and the exquisite reproductions will impress kids of all ages. Whether used at home or in a classroom, this engaging and enriching book will delight children, their parents, and teachers with its endless opportunities to create and learn about art.Book Details:Format: Activity BookPublication Date: 10/11/2009Pages: 376
Crayola's durable kid's art smock is the perfect way to protect clothes while children paint, draw, scribble, splatter, and glue. The water-proof polyester wipes clean easily with a damp sponge and is safe for washing machines, so kids will be able to clean up and paint again and again. The art smock's edges are bound with fabric to be extra gentle on youngsters' skin. Each panel is 17 1/16 in. x 14 in., with shoulder straps and under-arm ties. Three storage pockets in front are ideal for stashing paints, markers, crayons, and more. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Oh, no! Someone has stolen the Mona Woofa from the Dogopolis Museum of Art and the police don't even realize that they are barking up the wrong tree when they collar their number one suspect. So it's up to Art Dog, the mysterious, masked painter who roams the streets of Dogopolis, to find the missing masterpiece. Zip! Splash! Smoosh! He paints himself a Brushmobile, and he's offon a wild and funny chase to capture the dastardly crooks. With the same deft touches of high-spirited fun and adventure that have made Mystery on the Docks and Mama Don't Allow (both Reading Rainbow Featured Selections) such perennially popular stories, Thacher Hurd serves up a new action-packed tale that will delight young readers. 1996 Pick of the Lists' (ABA)Children's Choices for 1997 (IRA/CBC)1998 Red Clover Book Award (VT)Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/17/1997Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Each of the fourteen magnificent paintings in this book contains a different shape for you to find. Some are easy to spot, and others are more challenging. But take a closer look -- after you think you've found them all, there are even more shapes to look at and discover. I Spy Shapes in Art features a remarkable variety of artists from around the world, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Henri Matisse, and M.C. Escher. This picture book pairs a classic game with timeless art, making it the perfect way to introduce fine art to children. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/10/2004Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Art isn’t just what you find in a museum, a sculpture park, or a one-period-a-week elementary school curriculum—art is every day. This handy resource offers more than 65 ideas for parents, grandparents, teachers, and others who want to bring meaningful, rich, and fun art experiences into children’s lives. The projects are easy to do and require only inexpensive or free materials. Children will:Go on a photographic scavenger hunt looking for forms and shapesWrite a short biography based on a museum portrait using only clues found in the paintingPractice printmaking using Styrofoam platesExplore perspective by following the shapes of buildings viewed from different anglesMake a sand casting on a trip to the beachand moreArt Is Every Day is the perfect resource for parents whose children’s school has cut its art program, for grandparents who want to share fun activities with their grandchildren, or for art teachers who would like to support their curriculum with fresh ideas for field trips and homework assignments.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/1/2012Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
An art museum is a magical place. What will you find inside? This playful primer features 37 full-color illustrations of paintings, sculpture, tapestries, prints, photographs, and installations from the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Children can learn their ABCs while discovering the beauty of a bridge by Monet, a dancer by Degas, a medieval knight’s helmet, a Japanese teahouse, and other wonders from around the world.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/28/2008Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Alex Little Hands My Sticker Art Alex Little Hands My Sticker Art lets children create 4 bright and colorful pictures with hundreds of stickers in 4 exciting themes- cookies, pizzas, city and garden. This kit also comes with 4 plastic frames to show off your unique creations. Why You'll Love It: Familiar scenes come to life with bright and colorful stickers. Age: 2 to 5 years Features Stickers based on 4 fun themes 4 plastic frames to display artwork No glue, no sticking mess Recommended Ages:2 – 5
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