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Monet and the Impressionists for Kids : Their Lives and Ideas, 21 Activities - Carol Sabbeth

Monet and the Impressionists for Kids

Their Lives and Ideas, 21 Activities

Paperback Published: 1st April 2002
ISBN: 9781556523977
Number Of Pages: 152
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old

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A lifelong love of art is one of the greatest gifts an adult can bestow on a child—and no period of art is better loved or more available to children than Impressionism. Monet and the Impressionists for Kids invites children to delight in Cassatt’s mothers and children, Renoir’s dancing couples, and Gaugin’s island scenes; 21 activities explore Monet’s quick shimmering brush strokes, Cezanne’s brilliant rectangles of color, Seurat’s pointillism, and Degas’ sculpture-like circles of dancers. Kids 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. A resource section guides readers to important museums and Web sites around the world.

"A handsome book." -- Metrokids "Carol Sabbeth continues bringing elementary students books that help them enjoy the visual arts." -- The Book Report "You can be an impressionist, too, by simply doing some of the activities in Monet and the Impressionists for Kids ." -- Children's Digest

About the Authorp. iv
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Time Linep. viii
Introductionp. xi
The Impressionists
A new Way of Looking at the Worldp. 3
Art-to-Go Knapsackp. 19
Take a Visual Voyagep. 20
Impression, Mep. 21
Claude Monetp. 23
Painting the Shimmering Skyp. 26
Painting Reflectionsp. 30
Monet's Gardenp. 35
Mini Haystack and Fieldp. 40
Paper Water Lilyp. 43
Pierre Auguste Renoirp. 45
How to Draw a Facep. 50
Galette des Rois (Twelfth Night Cake)p. 57
Edgar Degasp. 59
Camera Capersp. 68
Mary Cassattp. 71
Every Picture Tells a Storyp. 76
The Post-Impressionists
Paul Cezannep. 85
Still Life a la Cezannep. 90
Stenciling Cezannep. 97
Paul Gauguinp. 99
Cup of Gauguinp. 107
Armchair Explorerp. 109
Georges Seuratp. 113
Seurat Sugar Cookiesp. 123
Lasting Impressionsp. 125
Picture Mep. 130
Picture Plugged Inp. 130
Bingo Monetp. 130
Art Criticp. 130
Glossaryp. 131
Bibliographyp. 134
Image Creditsp. 136
Indexp. 139
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ISBN: 9781556523977
ISBN-10: 1556523971
Series: For Kids
Audience: General
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 1st April 2002
Publisher: A Cappella Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.31 x 20.96  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.5