Discovering Great Artists: Hands-on Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters

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Bright Ring Pub., Incorporated, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 141 pages
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"Discovering Great Artists" has 75 great artists featured in 110 amazingly fun and unique quality art appreciation activities for children. They will experience the styles and techniques of the great masters, from the Renaissance to the Present. A brief biography of each artist is included with a fully illustrated, child-tested art activity, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Includes such greats as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Matisse, Pollock, and O'Keeffe. 1998 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, 2002 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award. Full "click-to" resource guide at Bright Ring's website to show each artist's most famous works.

Some activity examples are:
Da Vinci - Invention Art
Michelangelo - Fresco Plaque
Rembrandt - Shadowy Faces
Monet - Dabble in Paint
Degas - Resist in Motion
Picasso- Fractured Friend
Van Gogh - Starry Night
Pollock - Action Splatter

1997 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Education
2003 Practical Homeschooling Award, 3rd Place
2007 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category, 3rd place.
2009 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category,1st Place

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User Review  - Rebekah Leland - Goodreads

Can't wait to use this when my boys are just a few years older. Great ideas for kid art projects (I'm the least artsy person around, so I need a book to give me ideas) that imitate the styles of great artists. Read full review

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

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About the author (1996)

MaryAnn F. Kohl is the author of "First Art," "Preschool Art," "Scribble Art," "Mudworks," and 15+ other titles. Kim Solga is the editor or author of books in the Art and Activities for Kids series, including "Art Fun! "and "Craft Fun!" Kim produces the KidsArt magazine and catalogue.

Kohl and Solga also co-wrote "Great American Artists for Kids".
Series: Bright Ideas for Learning™

MaryAnn F. Kohl is currently (2013-2014) in her second term on the Board of Directors for the Independent Book Publishers Association.


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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