It’s that time again eh? To share some of my favourite art books with you. It’s hard to pick I have to admit, but I think I’ve winnowed it down to my top few.
Get Into Art Places: Discover Great Art And Create Your Own!. This is a fantastic book that I wrote about here. It’s not very big at 32 pages but it’s chockful for art and ideas about how to try out the type of art on your own. I’ve used it with art classes and my students had a lot of fun with it.
At the back of the book a Project Checklist was provided, easily letting
me know what supplies I would need to complete each project.
One of the reasons I chose this book is that not only do I enjoy colouring in these books, but the pictures in this book are taken from pictures of real places on our planet. So it would be really easy to add to almost any homeschool study using these colouring pages. Give your student something to do as you read about Japan, or learn about ocean life. Busy fingers mean listening brains. 🙂 You can learn more about this book here.
I can’t say this is a highly colourful book and wouldn’t grab my attention at first glance, but once you start looking through it and see the depth at which they explore the methods of different artists, I think you’ll be hooked. There are so many possibilities within this book. I think that YOU will love it to. It makes doing art with your children quite attainable.
Learn more here eh?
This is an absolutely fantastic book if you want to learn how to draw Zentangles. I used it for a co-op class and it was amazing to see the work the children did with it. They have done some AMAZING drawings, it is so very cool.
I wrote about this here.
Perhaps you’ll consider this when you are looking for art: Fine Art Adventures. Wouldn’t you just love to explore 18 different masterpieces with your children? And while you are exploring those art pieces, consider adding in Exploring Art Up Close and personal.
This is not a “let’s do art book”. This is a picture book about how art was used to change a whole neighbourhood, based on a true story.
My son, though he’s beyond the picture book stage, thought this was a very neat book. Wanting to know more led to impromptu research. 🙂 Learn more about it here. 🙂
Another that I have really like is Pop Art
It was so interesting learning more about this type of art. So much variety in it.
Visit my review here.
Oh and what others might I intrigue you with.
Do you remember Beasts from Bricks? Isn’t it fun to create with lego bricks?
It could just be that your art is more hands on like it is for my lad lately. Mini Terrariums are a lot of fun to build.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my walk through some of my favourite art books. Won’t you join in the fun of doing art with us?