Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages

August 26, 2019 - Comment

Art Lab for Kids is a refreshing source of wonderful ideas for creating fine art with children. This step-by-step book offers 52 fun and creative 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

Art Lab for Kids is a refreshing source of wonderful ideas for creating fine art with children. This step-by-step book offers 52 fun and creative 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 and style of a contemporary artist and their unique style. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on fine art experiences. Grouped by medium, the labs are set up loosely to build skills upon the previous ones; however, you can begin anywhere.

Have fun exploring:drawing by creating a whimsical scene on a handmade crayon scratchboard.painting by using watercolors and salt to create a textured landscape.printmaking by using lemons, celery, mushrooms, and other produce to make colorful prints.paper by creating an expressive self-portrait using pieces of colored tissue paper.mixed media by making insects from patterned contact paper and watercolor pencils.Color 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.

The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids.

Product Features

  • FOQ195052
  • 9781592537655
  • Brand New Item / Unopened Product
  • Quarto Publishing

Comments

Anonymous says:

Not what I was looking for I purchased this along with its companion book, “Paint Lab for Kids.” This book is for a little older child than what I need, so it is not very useful to me. Also, I think it includes too many projects for various types of printing. I have passed the book along to a friend who is teaching art to kids so I hope she will find it helpful. I much prefer the “Paint Lab” book but maybe it is just because I am using it with young elementary aged kids.

Anonymous says:

Nice pictures but unremarkable “lessons”. Keep scrolling. Nice pictures and written descriptions,BUT the projects are very repetitive and unlikely to engage students for extended periods of time. These activities would be better suited for sketchbook page prompts. In retrospect this could have been accomplished with a Pinterest search.

Anonymous says:

Wonderful book! This book is awesome. I bought it to help me do interesting, creative things over the summer with my daughter (6 years old). It’s awesome. The book has helped me put some structure and planning into artwork while offering artists a lot of flexibility during the creation process. I’m well aware that structure and flexibility seem like opposing characteristics, but it really does help you plan out a project, but allows artists to determine what they will create in each lesson.

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