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Great American Artists for Kids: Hands-On Art Experiences in by MaryAnn F. Kohl

By MaryAnn F. Kohl

Fun and straightforward art-appreciation actions abound during this source that includes seventy five American artists from colonial instances to the current. a short biography for every artist tells why his or her paintings is critical, and a kid-tested artwork task attempts out the artist’s process. For Georgia O’Keeffe, the task is a desolate tract portray; for Frederic Remington, a face forged; for Leroy Nieman, a cartoon of athletes; and for James Whistler, a clay engraving. initiatives pressure the inventive method and inspire childrens to aim strange concepts reminiscent of block printing, soak-stain, and stone carving as they find out about structure, drawing, portray, images, and sculpture. A source advisor offers a word list of artwork phrases, an inventory that teams the artists by way of kind, a listing of the artists’ birthdays, an index of artwork offers, and internet sites for viewing paintings online.

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New American Ideas Ariana Moulton’s third grade class at Lincoln Park Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois, shares twenty-one unique interpretations of Grant Wood’s American Gothic (see Grant Wood, p. 52): Top row, left to right: Sophia Bellone,Alexandra Fernandez-Hassel,Winton Krestinger, Sophie Novak, Katherine Apushkin, Zoe Oomens, John Paul Penichon Great American Artists for Kids © 2008 Bright Ring Publishing, Inc. While many artists of his time were exploring abstract art and pure design, Hopper chose to paint scenes of real American life – everyday ordinary scenes that became very powerful with Hopper’s vision.

Think about what color paint-wash will express the emotion of the drawing. The water should have color, but only enough to color the paper lightly. 5. Wash over the drawing with the thinned paint, using a soft brush that holds a generous amount of the wash. Cover the entire drawing with thin color. Then let dry. 6. Carefully peel the masking tape from the paper. A clean unpainted ‘frame’ will remain. YOUNG CHILD Wash Over Draw boldly with permanent marker or black crayon on heavy paper. Use black only or a combination of colors.

The wide-open spaces of the Midwest inspired his work throughout his life. His father sent him to military school but finally agreed to let him study art in Chicago and then in Europe. ”Through the Depression years of the 1930s, Benton painted many large murals that showed the power and dignity of the common man, especially American heroes and explorers. Thomas Hart Benton’s artwork showed his own special view of the American spirit. Many of Thomas Hart Benton’s works were murals, very large paintings made to cover an entire wall.

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