Presents art lessons for art projects of varying styles including drawing, printmaking, and mixed media.
Presents art lessons for art projects of varying styles including drawing, printmaking, and mixed media.
"Susan Schwake's Art Lab for Kids is a well-thought-out guide, making it easy to introduce art into children's lives. Simple, clear explanations of technique, combined with inspiration from established artists, will enable children to feel successful and encouraged to explore art as a form of expression." - Rebecca Emberley, best-selling children's book author and illustrator "Art Lab for Kids encourages all ages to be fearless in seeking and nurturing their creativity. With lessons, inspiration, and advice, Susan Schwake gives you the tools to find and explore your artistic side." - Kathreen Ricketson, found and editor of http://www.whipup.net and http://www.action-pack.com A refreshing source of ideas for creating fine art with children, Art Lab for Kids encourages the artist’s own voice, marks, and style. This fun and creative book features 52 fine art projects set into weekly lessons, beginning with drawing, moving through painting and printmaking, and then building to paper collage and mixed media. Each lesson features and relates to the work and style of a contemporary artist. Lisa Congdon, Megan Bogonovich, and Amy Rice are just a few of the artists included. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hand-on fine art experiences. The lessons in this book are open-ended to be explored over and over–with different results each time! Colorful photos illustrate how different people using the same lesson will yield different results, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist’s personal style. Art Lab for Kids is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new art teachers. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises.
Paint Lab for Kids is a fun and inspiring book of painting exercises for kids from bestselling art-technique author Stephanie Corfee.
Carla Sonheim is an artist and creativity workshop instructor known for her fun and innovative projects and techniques designed to help adult students recover a more spontaneous, playful approach to creating. Her innovative ideas are now collected and elaborated on in this unique volume. Carla offers a year's worth of assignments, projects, ideas, and techniques that will introduce more creativity and nonsense into your art and life. Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists offers readers a fun way to learn and gain expertise in drawing through experimentation and play. There is no right or wrong result, yet, the readers gain new skills and confidence, allowing them to take their work to a new level.
Paint Lab is packed with unique and experimental techniques and ideas in painting. Organized into 52 units, which may, but don't need to be explored on a weekly basis.
Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.
Art Workshop for Children is not just another book of straightforward art projects. The book's unique child-led approach provides a framework for cultivating creative thinking and encourages the wonder that comes when children are allowed to freely explore the creative process and their materials. As children work through these open-ended workshops, adults are guided on how to be guides who provide questions, encourage deep thinking, and help spark an excitement for discovery. Explore basic materials and workshops that use minimal supplies, and then gradually add new materials to fill the art cabinets as well as new skills and more complex workshops. Interspersed throughout are sidebar essays that introduce perspectives on mess-making, imperfection, the role of adult, collaborative art, and thoughts on the Reggio Emilia method, a self-guided teaching philosophy. These pieces underscore the value of art-making with children, and support the parent/teacher/care-giver on how to successfully lead, question, and navigate their children through the workshops to result in the fullest experiences.
Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids is perfect for families who want to sneak a little more creativity into their lives and have fun doing it. It's about exploring, experimenting, and getting lost in creativity. It's not focused on goals, but on enjoying the process. Professional artist Jeanette Nyberg brings to life 46 drawing games that offer playful, easy ways to get a pen moving across a page, help keep the mind focused, and provide hours of edifying entertainment. Move through the book at your own pace. Start with basic drawing games, followed by a section of activities that can be done with friends, then work with some mixed-media activities, and end with awesome tangle art games. Each activity includes ideas for how to "Make it Silly," and ways to vary the themes so you can play the games over and over. Families will make exciting discoveries, find creative ways to spend their time, master visual and manual skills, and most importantly, have fun!
Do you dream of becoming a comic artist? Drawing Comics Lab covers all of the basic steps necessary to produce a comic, from the first doodle to the finished publication. This easy-to-follow book is designed for the beginning or aspiring cartoonist; both children and adults will find the techniques to be engaging and highly accessible. Featured artists include: - James Sturm - Tom Hart - Jessica Abel - Matt Madden - Eddie Campbell - And many others Start your comic adventures today with Drawing Comics Lab!
Make learning math fun by sharing these hands-on labs with your child. Math Lab for Kids presents more than 50 activities that incorporate coloring, drawing, games, and items like prisms to make math more than just numbers. With Math Lab for Kids, kids can: - Explore geometry and topology with hands-on examples like prisms, antiprisms, Platonic solids, and Möbius strips. - Build logic skills by playing and strategizing through tangrams, toothpick puzzles, and the game of Nim. - Draw and chart graphs to learn the language of connections. - Discover how to color maps like a mathematician by using the fewest colors possible. - Create mind bending fractals with straight lines and repeat shapes. And don’t worry about running to the store for expensive supplies! Everything needed to complete the activities can be found in the book or around the house. Math is more important in schools than ever. Give your children a great experience and solid foundation.
Ready to play? Whether you think of yourself as an artist, a doodler, a dreamer, or none of the above, this book will jump-start your creativity. Popular art instructor Carla Sonheim offers fun, engaging ideas on every page, from drawing upside down to imagining new worlds (down to their silly hats and strange animal species). All you need is a pencil or pen and your imagination.
Artist and popular workshop instructor Traci Bunkers can turn just about anything into an interesting stamp, printing block, or tool. In this book, she shows readers how to see overlooked, everyday objects in a new way, and how to "MacGyver" them into easy to use printing blocks and tools. Readers learn to create 52 print blocks and stamp tools, all from inexpensive, ordinary, and unexpected materials--string, spools, bandaids, flip flops, ear plugs, rubber bands, school erasers, and a slew of other repurposed and upcycled items. The book also shows how to use those simple tools to make gorgeous, multi-layered prints and patterns that can be used to enhance journal covers, stationery, fabrics, accessories, and more.
Providing more than just a ?how to draw? style approach Drawing Projects for Children will help children expand both their artistic abilities and imagination. Drawing Projects for Children provides a unique approach to enable parents, teachers and facilitators to help kids discover drawing, encourage creativity and broaden their imagination. An easy-to-read guide with step-by-step instructions and beautifully illustrated examples, Drawing Projects for Children is a fun and comprehensive source of advice, with simple yet inspirational exercises and games, that enable an exploration of a wide variety of materials, techniques and approaches. With sessions ranging from quick ten-minute tasks, to longer still-life exercises and projects including drawing to rhythm and drawing by torchlight, the book helps in introduce kids to a range of materials, media and different ways of thinking. Aimed at children of all ages, from pre-school to teens, it equips adults with a range of innovative ideas and practical strategies for teaching children to draw.
Introduces thirteen important art techniques--including modeling, watercolor, etching, and collage--as exemplified by famous works from such artists as Albrecht Dèurer, Leonardo da Vinci, and Jackson Pollock.
A companion to the bestselling Drawing Projects for Children, Make Build Create is an easy to follow, beautifully illustrated collection of hands-on sculptural activities and projects for children. Children of all ages are encouraged to explore how they might transform a wide variety of natural and man-made materials through a series of open-ended projects. Inspiration is taken from architecture, landscapes, figures, and objects in the everyday environments around us. These carefully selected activities enable children to learn sculptural techniques such as casting, carving and construction whilst making personal sculptural artworks. The author, Paula Briggs, co-founder and director of visual arts education charity AccessArt, has extensive experience conducting sculpture workshops with children of all ages. The projects included in Make Build Create involve her expertise in broadening children's artistic horizons and building confidence in their new skills.