These beautifully illustrated books make art history lessons come alive with engaging and fun
Kids are encouraged to create a mural with a message reminiscent of Diego Rivera's work, make collages like the surrealists, design maps inspired by the work of Leonardo
Appropriate for grades 5 and up.
Salvador Dalí and the Surrealists — The bizarre and often humorous creations of René Magritte, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, and other surrealists are showcased in this activity guide for young artists. Dalí was a painter, filmmaker, designer, and performance artist. His famous icons — including melting watches, double images, and everyday objects set in odd contexts — helped to define the way people view reality and encourage children to view the world in new ways. Includes 21 wild and wonderful activities, including solar prints, filming a
Frank Llloyd Wright for Kids — This book explores the famous architect's life and ideas in 21 different activities. Author — Kathleen
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera — This book explores the lives and ideas of two influential Mexican artists. It includes 24 activities to inspire and educate children. Author — Carol Sabbeth. 160 pages. 50 color photos. 12 black and white photos, 13 black and white illustrations. Ages 9 and up.
Leonardo da Vinci for Kids — This beautifully illustrated
Monet and the Impressionists for Kids — This is a book that invites children to delight in Mary Cassatt's mothers and children, Renoir's dancers and Gaugin's island scenes. There are 21 different activities in which to explore Monet's quick, shimmering brush strokes, Cezanne's brilliant rectangles of color, Seurat's pointillism and Degas' circles of dancers. Readers will learn how the artists' friendships sustained them through repeated rejection by the Parisian art world, and how they lived, painted, and thrilled to the vibrant life of Paris at the approach of the 20th century. It includes a resource guide to important museums and websites around the world. Author — Carol Sabbeth. 152 pages. Ages 9 and up.