Art Is Every Day: Activities for the Home, Park, Museum, and City

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Chicago Review Press, 2012 - ART - 224 pages
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Art isn t just what you find in a museum, a sculpture park, or a one-period-a-week elementary school curriculumart is every day. Author and educator Eileen Prince offers projects for parents, grandparents, teachers, and others who want to bring meaningful, rich, and fun art experiences into children s lives. This handy resource contains more than 75 ideas to do at home, in the park, in the city, or at the museum. Go on a photographic scavenger hunt around town looking for forms and shapes. Write an autobiography based on a museum portrait, but only using clues found in the painting. Or make a sandcasting on a trip to the beach. Each project is both easy to do and requires only free or inexpensive materials. What s more, the projects and activities in Art Is Every Day will help children of any age (and adults) improve their basic understanding and production of art, or reinforce concepts they may have already learned. The book stresses art vocabulary, which in turn promotes observation and discovery. It s the perfect resource for parents whose children s school has cut its art program, grandparents looking for some fun activities to share with their grandchildren, or art teachers who would like fresh ideas for meaningful field trips or homework assignments to support their curriculum. Eileen Prince has been an art specialist in the Indianapolis-area schools since 1970, and is the author of the best-selling Art Matters and Art Is Fundamental. She lives in Indianapolis."
 

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ART IS EVERY DAY: Activities for the Home, Park, Museum, and City

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Just add water (and a little paper, some crayons and pencils) for instant and inspiring art projects.This third art-education book by Prince is a deep well of resources for experienced teachers who ... Read full review

Contents

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Everywhere
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Drawing on Photos for Perspective
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Finding Letters
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Urban Elements and Principles
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Find Your Favorite Structure
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City Draw and Fill
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How Would You Draw These Noises? Smells?
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Reduce Scenes to Shapes and LinesSimplify
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At the Art Museum
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Drawing in the Museum
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How Would You Arrange Your Museum?
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In the City
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Find a Style
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Look for Different Forms or Shapes
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Write a Poem Song Play or Story
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Photo Blowups
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Trace and Rub Leaves
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Fall Trees
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Match Using Only Red Yellow and Blue
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Sandcasting
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Rock Sculptures
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Drawing Trees
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A Naturalists Diary
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How Would You Interpret Smells Sounds and Feelings?
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Snow Creatures and Sand Castles
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Andy Goldsworthy
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acknowledgments
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Bibliography
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Index of Projects by elements and Principles 107 108 111 112 115 116 122 124 125 127 130 131 134 135 139 142 144 146 148 150 151 152 154 ...
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Eileen S. Prince has been an art specialist for more than 40 years. She is the author of the bestselling Art is Fundamental and Art Matters. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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