Children's Fine Arts
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours
Diego Rivera
His World and Ours
School & Library      ISBN: 0810997312

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

The School of Art: Learn How to Make Great Art with 40 Simple Lessons
The School of Art
Learn How to Make Great Art with 40 Simple Lessons
Hardcover      ISBN: 1847807003

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.

Ed Emberley's Great Thumbprint Drawing Book
Ed Emberley's Great Thumbprint Drawing Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0316789682

Instructions for creating a variety of shapes and figures using thumbprints and a few simple lines.

Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
Paperback      ISBN: 0544032551

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.

Math-Terpieces: The Art of Problem-Solving
Math-Terpieces
The Art of Problem-Solving
School & Library      ISBN: 0439443881

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.

Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum
Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399559124
This #1 New York Times bestseller is the perfect gift for the young artist in your life A never-before-published Dr. Seuss non-fiction book about creating and looking at art

Based on an unrhymed manuscript and sketches discovered in 2013, this book is like a visit to a museum--with a horse as your guide

Explore how different artists have seen horses, and maybe even find a new way of looking at them yourself. Discover full-color photographic art reproductions of pieces by Picasso, George Stubbs, Rosa Bonheur, Alexander Calder, Jacob Lawrence, Deborah Butterfield, Franz Marc, Jackson Pollock, and many others--all of which feature a horse Young readers will find themselves delightfully transported by the engaging equines as they learn about the creative process and how to see art in new ways.

Taking inspiration from Dr. Seuss's original sketches, acclaimed illustrator Andrew Joyner has created a look that is both subtly Seussian and wholly his own. His whimsical illustrations are combined throughout with "real-life" art. Cameo appearances by classic Dr. Seuss characters (among them the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and Horton the Elephant) make Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum a playful picture book that is totally unique. Ideal for home or classroom use, it encourages critical thinking and makes a great gift for Seuss fans, artists, and horse lovers of all ages.

Publisher's Notes discuss the discovery of the manuscript and sketches, Dr. Seuss's interest in understanding modern art, the process of creating the book, and information about each of the artists and art reproductions in the book.
Fashion Design Workshop
Fashion Design Workshop
Paperback      ISBN: 160058229x

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

Masterpieces Up Close: Western Painting from the 14th to 20th Centuries
Masterpieces Up Close
Western Painting from the 14th to 20th Centuries
Hardcover      ISBN: 1616894148
Masterpieces Up Close is back in print Once again readers can explore great works of art from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century in exquisite large-format detail. Captioned, full-color reproductions of more than twenty paintings provide informative and challenging treasure hunts involving more than one-hundred close-up details. Don't worry, if you can't find one of them, lift-the-flap copies of each painting can be found in the back of the book highlighting each detail. Brief biographical sketches offer information about the artists.
The Super Book for Super Heroes
The Super Book for Super Heroes
Paperback      ISBN: 1780673051
The Super Book for Super Heroes is a compendium of ideas, drawing, coloring, and activities that allows you to create your own crusaders for justice who do battle with super villains, unravelling their crazed schemes for taking over the world.

You will learn to draw villains such as the Mad Scientist, Bog Creature, and Evil Robot, while also creating superheroes, their sidekicks, secret hideouts, outfits, and super gadgets. And there are superpowers to discover - such as invisibility, super strength, speed, flight, heat vision, teleportation, and X-ray vision.

This book is a must for anyone wanting to create their own superhero universe
My Book of Beautiful Oops!: A Scribble It, Smear It, Fold It, Tear It Journal for Young Artists
My Book of Beautiful Oops!
A Scribble It, Smear It, Fold It, Tear It Journal for Young Artists
Hardcover      ISBN: 0761189505

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.