Today we are excited to feature Fine Art Adventures: 36 Creative, Hands-On Projects Inspired by Classic Masterpieces by Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw.
Fine Art Adventures focuses on 18 well-known classic works of art. Children learn about the background of the art and artist, and then have their choice of hands-on activities to explore related art concepts and techniques.
As Mike Norris, staff educator at the Metropolitan Museum for Art says:
…the genius of this book is that each activity — designed for the skills of children aged between six and eight — extends logically from the original artwork, no matter what its medium, providing refreshing insights about painters and painting.
The projects range from creating a Pointillist artwork using paints and a toothbrush, to making a shoebox diorama to accompany Henry Rousseau’s Surprised!
One question you might have is whether this book is for adults or children. The brilliance of Chicago Review Press books is that, with their easy-to-read and easy-to-use format, they work for both. The suggested age range is 6 and up.
Fine Art Adventures is a great resource for either school or home use. The best part is no experience is needed!
Stop by Wrapped in Foil blog for the full review and an art activity suggestion to accompany the book.