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Art Is Every Day : Activities for the Home, Park, Museum, and City - Eileen S. Prince

Art Is Every Day

Activities for the Home, Park, Museum, and City


Published: 1st June 2012
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Art isn’t just what you find in a museum, a sculpture park, or a one-period-a-week elementary school curriculum—art is every day. Author and educator Eileen Prince offers projects for parents, grandparents, teachers, and others who want to bring meaningful, rich, and fun art experiences into children’s lives. This handy resource contains more than 75 ideas to do at home, in the park, in the city, or at the museum. Go on a photographic scavenger hunt around town looking for forms and shapes. Write an autobiography based on a museum portrait, but only using clues found in the painting. Or make a sandcasting on a trip to the beach. Each project is both easy to do and requires only free or inexpensive materials.             What’s more, the projects and activities in Art Is Every Day will help children of any age (and adults) improve their basic understanding and production of art, or reinforce concepts they may have already learned. The book stresses art vocabulary, which in turn promotes observation and discovery. It’s the perfect resource for parents whose children’s school has cut its art program, grandparents looking for some fun activities to share with their grandchildren, or art teachers who would like fresh ideas for meaningful field trips or homework assignments to support their curriculum.   Eileen Prince has been an art specialist in the Indianapolis-area schools since 1970, and is the author of the best-selling Art Matters and Art Is Fundamental. She lives in Indianapolis.

A brief overview of elements, principles, and other terms -- Elements -- Principles -- Other terms -- Everywhere -- Sketch diaries -- Observational drawing -- Photography -- Rubbings -- Found objects -- Big questions -- At home -- Color mixing -- Photo design quilt -- Paper-bag puppets and masks -- Paper-plate masks -- Printmaking with styrofoam plates -- Value collage -- Magazine rainbow/color wheel -- Paper houses -- Staring at colors--complements -- Food-colored-string pulling -- What if you illustrated this story? -- Still life/portrait/landscape/genre -- Drawing with black crayon -- Paper weaving with magazine pictures or newspaper -- Interpret values with newspaper -- Using line to create the illusion of form -- Distortion with drawings, magazine pictures, or printouts -- Drawing to music -- Pattern/texture fill -- Vegetable prints -- Homemade play-doh or self-hardening clay -- Building people and cartoon characters from magazine photos -- Imaginary shape -- At the art museum -- Generate a word list -- Autobiography -- Scavenger hunt -- Find the concept -- Write a poem, song, play, or story -- Which is your favorite? why? -- Vanitas hunt -- Drawing in the museum -- How would you arrange your museum? -- In the city -- Find a style -- Look for different forms or shapes -- Drawing on photos for perspective -- Finding letters -- Urban elements and principles -- Find your favorite structure -- City draw and fill -- How would you draw these noises? smells? -- Reduce scenes to shapes and lines--simplify -- Write a poem, song, play, or story -- Photo blowups -- At the park -- Trace and rub leaves -- Fall trees -- Match using only red, yellow, and blue -- Sand-casting -- Rock sculptures -- Drawing trees -- Prose/poetry/play/music -- A naturalist's diary -- How would you interpret smells, sounds, and feelings? -- Snow creatures and sand castles -- Andy Goldsworthy.

ISBN: 9781613743638
ISBN-10: 1613743637
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st June 2012
Publisher: Chicago Review Press