Great American artists for kids: Hands-On Art Experiences in the Styles of Great American Masters

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Fun and easy art-appreciation activities abound in this resource that features 75 American artists from colonial times to the present. A brief biography for each artist tells why his or her work is important, and a kid-tested art activity tries out the artist's approach. For Georgia O'Keeffe, the activity is a desert painting; for Frederic Remington, a face cast; for Leroy Nieman, a sketch of athletes; and for James Whistler, a clay engraving. Projects stress the creative process and encourage kids to try unusual techniques such as block printing, soak-stain, and stone carving as they learn about architecture, drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture. A resource guide provides a glossary of art terms, a list that groups the artists by style, a list of the artists' birthdays, an index of art supplies, and websites for viewing art online.
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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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title_display Great American artists for kids : hands-on art experiences in the styles of great American masters
title_full Great American Artists for Kids Hands-On Art Experiences in the Styles of Great American Masters, Great American artists for kids : hands-on art experiences in the styles of great American masters / MaryAnn F. Kohl, Kim Solga
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