Art Lab for Little Kids

52 Playful Projects for Preschoolers

Art Lab for Little Kids
$24.99 $19.99 / £16.99 £13.59
Contributions by:
Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781592538362
Publisher: Quarry Books
Series: Lab Series
Buy from an Online Retailer
US:
            
UK:
            
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

Developed for the younger set (4-6 year olds) and targeting one of the most critical developmental periods for children, Art Lab for Little Kids is the perfect book for both parents and teachers who are seeking enriching and unique experiences to offer this age group.

As in Susan Schwake’s first book, Art Lab for Kids (Quarry Books, 2012), the Labs can be used as singular projects, or used to build up to a year of hands-on fine art experiences. Each Lab also features the work of a prominent artist for inspiration. The book begins with an introduction on materials and setting up a space for making art. The lessons that follow are open-ended to be explored over and over – with different results each time. They are geared for children being taught or guided by adults and are successful on all levels of experience and age. They do not result in “cookie cutter” end products, but are a method of learning something new each time they are used.

This motivational book stands out as a unique reference for creating fine art with children through finding the student’s own voice, marks and style and with playful lessons that result in significant skill building. Gorgeous photography shows different results from different people using the same lesson, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist’s personal style. Art Lab for Little Kids is a fresh source of creative activities for families and community groups or will work as lesson plans for both experienced and new art teachers in home school, preschool, and kindergarten environments.

The author

Susan Schwake is an artist, art educator, and curator. Her passion for teaching art for more than 20 years has found her working in many diverse settings, as well as her own art school, which operates in conjunction with her gallery and design firm in New Hampshire, called artstream.

Susan exhibits her own artwork in galleries in the United States and Europe. To date, she has curated over 100 compelling contemporary exhibitions in her own gallery, including the work of hundreds of national and international artists. Susan has worked with many corporations installing original artwork from the gallery's stable of artists.

In keeping with her passion for art and teaching, Susan offers workshops and programs to parents, teachers at universities, art studios, community organizations, public and private schools, and online with e-courses in teacher training, painting, printmaking and mixed media.

Rainer Schwake is a versatile and talented media designer holding a masters 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, NH.

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781592538362
Illustrations: 250 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
Published:

You might also be interested in

Celebrate Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we’re sharing fun activities and recipes to help mom celebrate! Now through May 13th, get 35% off your order with the code MOM18. Dream Big Dreams Get Inspired Try the Latest Craft Trend Make Time for Self-Care  Gather Together in the Kitchen   Get Zen with Paper Crafts ...
Read More >
Expressive Painting: Reflections
How do you make a watercolor stand out? Try adding reflections! In Expressive Painting we see how to make our paintings alive. Reflections add energy and color to a scene. They can suggest an afternoon rainstorm or help make the foreground interesting. Paint reflections at the same time you paint the object. If there is a ...
Read More >
How to Draw Basic Flower Shapes
Have you ever wanted to render nature realistically?  Now you can draw the beauty of botanicals with The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration, starting with learning to draw basic flower shapes. There are many shapes and sizes of flowers. The easiest way to understand them is to break them down into the basic shapes. Below ...
Read More >
See More Posts