Picture This!: Activities and Adventures in Impressionism

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Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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This second book in the Art Explorers series introduces kids to the world of impressionism, featuring the art of five famous impressionist artists: Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Edward Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Mary Cassatt. For each artist, a color reproduction of his or her famous artwork is paired with questions to get kids thinking about what they see. A short paragraph explains the artist's intentions, emphasizing facts of interest to kids. Easy-to-follow activities then provide hands-on experience with the artist's techniques, subject, and mediums, each illustrated with examples by actual kids. Techniques include drawing, painting, pastels, collage, watercolor resist painting, pointillism, sponge painting, mask-making, printmaking, sculpture, and more.

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Joyce Raimondo is the author of numerous books, including The Art Safari Collage Kit (1-5871-7130-9), which sold more than 25,000 copies. Director of her own consulting company, she specializes in helping children access the arts. Her clients include the Children's Television Workshop, Blues' Clues, and the Pollack-Krasner House. She lives in New York City.

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