3D Art Lab for Kids

32 Hands-on Adventures in Sculpture and Mixed Media - Including fun projects using clay, plaster, cardboard, paper, fiber beads and more!

3D Art Lab for Kids
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Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781592538157
Publisher: Quarry Books
Series: Lab for Kids
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Encourage an artistic spirit in children with 36 kid-friendly fine art projects in paper, clay, textiles, sculpture, and jewelry. Each project is inspired by the work of a prominent artist and is illustrated with step-by-step color photographs of the process as well as finished samples and variations.
Have fun exploring:
  • paper by making paper bead figures from magazines, pipe cleaners, wooden beads, and other common supplies.
  • clay by creating whimsical pinch pot birds.
  • textiles by making a nature weaving with two branches, various items collected from nature, yarn, string, ribbon, and glue.
  • sculpture by creating a little world featuring miniature plants, animals, and objects under a stemless wineglass.
  • jewelry by making a modern cameo pin from tiny beads, cardstock, felt, pin, and glue.
Colorful photos illustrate how different people using the same lesson will yield different results, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist’s personal style. On-site visitsto the studios of an established potter, metal smith, jeweler, and sculptor illustrate first-hand accounts of their creative process.

3D Art Lab for Kids is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new art teachers. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises.

The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids.

The author

Susan Schwake is an artist, art educator, and curator. Her passion for teaching art has led her to working in diverse settings for over 20 years. She has inspired thousands of people in private and public schools, museums, community organizations, special needs agencies, summer camps, intergenerational facilities, libraries, and her own art school, artstream in Rollinsford, New Hampshire, which she co-owns with her husband, Rainer. Most recently she has taken her classroom online with a series of e-courses for artists, including a parent-child class based on her best-selling Art Lab for Kids series of books. She is also curator of artstream studios, where she has brought over 100 group shows of contemporary art to her corner of New England.

Susan is the author of Art Lab for Kids (Quarry Books, 2012), Art Lab for Little Kids (Quarry Books, 2013), and 3D Art Lab for Kids (Quarry Books, 2013). Her latest book, Art Lab for Kids: Express Yourself (Quarry Books, November 2018) is an all-new edition of her first book, Art Lab for Kids, with 52 original projects that encourage self-expression through art making. 

Follow her adventures.
Blog: www.artesprit.blogspot.com
Website: www.susanschwake.com
Gallery: www.artstreamstudios.com 

Rainer Schwake is a versatile and talented media designer holding a master's degree in graphic design. His photography has been used in hundreds of business- and arts-related design works for print and websites. He is co-owner of artstream studios (www.artstreamstudios.com) and lives with his wife, Susan, in Rochester, New Hampshire.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781592538157
Illustrations: 300 color photos
Size: 8.5 in x 8.5 in x 0.5 in / 215.9 mm x 215.9 mm x 12.7 mm
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