This charming book introduces one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century, Diego Rivera, to young readers. It tells the story of Diego as a young, mischievous boy who demonstrated a clear passion for art and then went on to become one of the most famous painters in the world.Duncan Tonatiuh also prompts readers to think about what Diego would paint today. Just as Diego's murals depicted great historical events in Mexican culture or celebrated native peoples, if Diego were painting today, what would his artwork depict? How would his paintings reflect today's culture? Diego Rivera: His World and Ours is a wonderful introduction to this great artist. Praise for Diego Rivera
"By establishing a link between modern readers and Rivera and challenging them to "make our own murals," the author makes art both aspiration and action. Both solid introduction and exhortation, this book will thrill budding artists." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Kids will want to talk about the great painter, and young artists will find inspiration for their own creations." -Booklist
Welcome to the School of Art
Here you will learn how to make great art with this fully-illustrated collection of fun and informative lessons. Follow the five professors as they work togetherto deliver 40 demonstrations - each one accompanied by a guided activity for you to try at home - to help you to understand the basics of art and design, including composition, color, line, shape, and perspective.
From the green Proceratops to the fearsome orangy gray Tyrannosaurus rex, coloring your own field guide is the most enjoyable way to learn about dinosaurs. Each drawing is accompanied by a brief description that educates as it entertains. Place the new color stickers next to the drawings for a visual reference while coloring. Coloring the drawings helps reinforce the color, image, and shape of each dinosaur, improving your memory and perception while offering a pleasant and easy way to learn. Fun for adults as well as children, beginning and experienced naturalists alike.
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Greg Tang challenges kids to solve problems creatively while introducing art history.
In his most ground-breaking book since THE BEST OF TIMES (Fall 2002), Greg Tang underscores the importance of four basic rules in problem-solving. Keeping an open mind, looking for unusual number combinations, using multiple skills (like subtracting to add) and looking for patterns, will guarantee any child success in math. In MATH-TERPIECES, Tang continues to challenge kids with his innovative approach to math, and uses art history to expand his vision for creative problem-solving.
Whether your dream is to become the next hot runway designer, develop your own clothing line, or simply combine your artistic skills with your love of fashion, the tips, tricks, and step-by-step projects in Fashion Design Workshop will have you drawing an assortment of fashions in no time
This delightful guide offers the perfect introduction to the fundamentals of fashion figure drawing. First learn the tools and materials you need to get started and some basic drawing techniques. Fashion Design Workshop covers color theory, how to create different clothing textures, and how to draw amodel.
Showcasing the hip artistic style of Stephanie Corfee, the step-by-step projects cover a range of looks--from sophisticated and elegant to cool and casual. Projects include the following styles:
- Chic & Trendy
- Girly & Romantic
- Confident & Classic
- Athletic & Sporty
- Bohemian & Eclectic
- Rebellious & Daring
- Skater Dude
- '40s Swing
- '50s Rock 'n' Roll
- '60s Mod Squad
- '70s Disco
- '80s New Wave
- Renaissance Era
- Blushing Bride
In addition to learning basic drawing techniques, master rendering color and a variety of clothing textures using colored pencils, art markers, and other art tools. Rounding out the book are a comprehensive glossary of fashion terms; a chapter on garments, shoes, and accessories; and more than 15 traceable figure templates for unlimited creative designs. Take the knowledge and inspiration you gain from Fashion Design Workshop, and use the collection of model templates to develop your own line of clothing
Every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. This is the central idea of Beautiful Oops , Barney Saltzberg's beloved bestseller--and now My Book of Beautiful Oops , an interactive journal for young artists, takes that principle into unexpected new directions.
A hands-on journal that's meant to be personalized--drawn in, painted on, torn up, smudged, or otherwise artistically wrecked--My Book of Beautiful Oops is filled with folded, crumpled, die-cut, and lift-the-flap pages that will challenge the reader's sense of play. The friendly green alligator from the first book prompts the reader: Bend a page. Decorate a smudge. Play with splats and spills. Even complete a poem that was accidentally ripped in half.
My Beautiful Book of Oops champions imagination, play, and the courage to express oneself. It's about self-forgiveness, about turning off that inner critic that clamors for perfection. And it's about freedom--the freedom to be creative and follow your curiosity wherever it goes. That's a lesson to celebrate.