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75 great American masters are introduced through open-ended quality art activities allowing kids to explore great art styles from colonial times to the present. Each child-tested art activity presents a biography, full color artwork, and techniques covering painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Special art options for very young children are included. Many great artists will be familiar names, like Cassatt, Warhol, and O'Keeffe. Other names will be new to some, like Asawa, Smithson, and Magee. Each featured artist has a style that is interesting to children, with a life history that will entertain and inspire them. Sample of some of the artists and companion activities: Andy Warhol - Package Design Bev Doolittle - Camouflage Draw Dale Chihuly - Pool Spheres Maya Lin - Memorial Plaque Jasper Johns - Encaustic Flag Joseph Raffael - Shiny Diptych Roy Lichtenstein - Comic Sounds Thomas Jefferson - Clay Keystone Edward Hopper - Wash Over Grant Wood - Gothic Paste-Up Wolf Kahn - Layered Pastel Jackson Pollock - Great Action Art Mary Cassatt - Back-Draw Monoprint Louis Comfort Tiffany - Bright Windows Hans Hofmann - Energetic Color Blocks Rube Goldberg - Contraption Georgia O'Keeffe - Paint with Distance 2009 Moonbeam Children's Bronze Award 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780935607000
ISBN-10: 0935607005
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 279mm x 13mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Bright Ring Publishing,U.S.
Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - MaryAnn F. Kohl

MaryAnn F. Kohl is the author of "Scribble Art", "Mudworks", "First Art," "Preschool Art," and 15+ other titles. Titles are listed below. Kim Solga is the editor or author of books in the Art and Activities for Kids series, including "Art Fun!" and "Craft Fun!" Other titles are listed below. Both Kohl and Solga are coauthors of "Discovering Great Artists" and "Great American Artists for Kids". Kohl's Bright Ring website and Solga's KidsArt website both have great art resources and free activities for kids. 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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