Art Lab for Kids Exhibit Will Feature Art from Book

January 24, 2012
"Inspired by," an exhibit of the art appearing in Art Lab for Kids , along with many of the original pieces that inspired the art and the lessons in tbhe book, will open March 5 at artstream studios in Rochester, NH.

A special reception honoring the book's release and the exhibit will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at artstream, 56 N. Main St. in Rochester.

Written by Susan Schwake, with photography by Rainer Schwake, Art Lab for Kids is a refreshing source of ideas for creating fine art with children. The book encourages the artist's own voice, marks and style.

This fun and creative book features 52 fine art projects set into weekly lessons, beginning with drawing, moving through painting and printmaking, and then building to paper collage and mixed media. Each lesson features and relates to the work of a contemporary artist working in a particular style. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on fine art experiences.

The lessons in this book are open-ended to be explored over and over -- with different results each time! 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.

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.