Art Lab for Little Kids 52 Playful Projects for Preschoolers
Developed for the younger set (4-6 year olds) and targeting one of the most critical developmental periods for children,Art Lab for Little Kidsis the perfect book for both parents and teachers who are seeking enriching and unique experiences to More...
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Size: 8.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Developed for the younger set (4-6 year olds) and targeting one of the most critical developmental periods for children,Art Lab for Little Kidsis the perfect book for both parents and teachers who are seeking enriching and unique experiences to offer this age group.As in Susan Schwake’s first book,Art Lab for Kids(Quarry Books, 2012), the Labs can be used as singular projects, or used to build up to a year of hands-on fine art experiences. Each Lab also features the work of a prominent artist for inspiration. The book begins with an introduction on materials and setting up a space for making art. The lessons that follow are open-ended to be explored over and over – with different results each time. They are geared for children being taught or guided by adults and are successful on all levels of experience and age. They do not result in “cookie cutter” end products, but are a method of learning something new each time they are used.This motivational book stands out as a unique reference for creating fine art with children through finding the student’s own voice, marks and style and with playful lessons that result in significant skill building. Gorgeous photography shows different results from different people using the same lesson, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist’s personal style.Art Lab for Little Kidsis a fresh source of creative activities for families and community groups or will work as lesson plans for both experienced and new art teachers in home school, preschool, and kindergarten environments.
Susan Schwakeis an art instructor in her own art school, where she has created her own curriculum. The school now employs three teachers who also use her lesson plans. A resident of Plymouth, New Hampshire, Susan attended college at Plymouth State University in the 70s for four years for art education with concentrations in painting and printmaking. She has been a working artist ever since 1979 and full time since 1988. Her desire to teach art on her own terms began in 1990 when she opened a small private art school for children and adults. Since that time her vision has grown into artstreamstudios, which includes a contemporary gallery, an adjunct teaching staff of three and classes, workshops and retreats most every day of the year. Artstream houses its own full media design firm and has featured a number of high-profile artists including Lisa Congdon, Julia Rothman, Sarah Ahearn Bellemare, Heather Smith Jones, Lisa Occhipinti and many others. Visit her website at www.susanschwake.com .