Get into Art! introduces children to the world of art while encouraging budding artists to develop their own artistic abilities. Accomplished artists, along with some of their famous pieces and techniques are presented, then followed up with an art project reminiscent of each artist's work or genre. Perfect for active young artists of all abilities, Get into Art! enables readers to discover a wealth of fine art and artists, as well as cultivate their own creativity.
Get into Art! People by Susie Brooks inspires readers to create masterpieces of their own by reading about fine art and artists famous for their portraits. Some of the most important artists in the art world, like da Vinci, Picasso, Seurat, and Michelangelo are featured along side a famous portrait he created including da Vinci's Faces, Picasso's Weeping Woman, or Munch's The Scream. Paired with each masterpiece are instructions for an art activity in the style of each artist, such as bubble wrap dot printing, textile montage, collage projects, and much more.
About the Author
Susie Brooks has a first class history of art degree and has worked as an editor and writer of children's non-fiction and picture books for over ten years. She's an artist herself and does occasional art workshops with young children.
Susie Brooks is also the creator of the artwork projects in this book.
“This inviting combination of art appreciation and hands-on creations introduces 12 masterpieces in a child-friendly way. . . .The beautiful reproductions, colorful design elements, interesting projects, and attractive cover all make this volume accessible to its intended audience.” —School Library Journal