The Looking Book is perfect for those who love to doodle and sketch with page after page of prompts and challenges that are sure to inspire children to look more closely at the world around them.
Specific artistic skills are explained in child-friendly language and with plenty of space to observe and practise. Still lifes, shadows, perspective, water colour and collage are just some of the techniques children are encouraged to try.
Throughout the book, biographies of specific artists are used to explain different styles and model how real people use their surroundings to create art. Children have the opportunity to consider whether they prefer the style of Corita Kent, Kehinde Wiley, Henry Moore or another featured artist. The role of museums is also included.
This book would be so helpful for teachers looking for inspiration and ideas for teaching Art. It will support their own subject knowledge in an accessible and creative way while encouraging them to have a go alongside their students.
This is a book to take out into the world. Children will be challenged to observe and create art in so many different scenarios as their portfolio grows.
Thank you to Pavilion Children’s Books for this unique book.
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