Art Is Every Day: Activities for the Home, Park, Museum, and City (Paperback)

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Art isn’t just what you find in a museum, a sculpture park, or a one-period-a-week elementary school curriculum—art is every day. This handy resource offers more than 65 ideas for parents, grandparents, teachers, and others who want to bring meaningful, rich, and fun art experiences into children’s lives. The projects are easy to do and require only inexpensive or free materials. Children will:

  • Go on a photographic scavenger hunt looking for forms and shapes
  • Write a short biography based on a museum portrait using only clues found in the painting
  • Practice printmaking using Styrofoam plates
  • Explore perspective by following the shapes of buildings viewed from different angles
  • Make a sand casting on a trip to the beach
  • and more
Art Is Every Day is the perfect resource for parents whose children’s school has cut its art program, for grandparents who want to share fun activities with their grandchildren, or for art teachers who would like to support their curriculum with fresh ideas for field trips and homework assignments.

About the Author

Eileen S. Prince has been an art education specialist for more than 40 years. She is the author of the bestselling Art Is Fundamental and Art Matters.

Praise For…

"Just add water (and a little paper, some crayons and pencils) for instant and inspiring art projects."  —Kirkus Reviews

"This useful and clever book offers more than 75 ideas for projects, trips, and activities—designed by an artist and teacher—that allow your child to exercise his creativity."  —Scholastic Parent & Child

"Art is Every Day truly inspires kids to think like an artist no matter where they are."  —Good Reads with Ronna

“What separates this art activities book from the others is that it not only presents hands-on activities that kids with enjoy, but it also presents vocabulary and concepts to expand your child’s creativity and artistic knowledge." —Minnesota Parent

"A perfect resource for parents looking to encourage creativity over the summer."  —Cleveland Family Magazine 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781569767153
ISBN-10: 1569767157
Publisher: Zephyr Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2012
Pages: 224
Language: English