2013 Elementary Art Show for grades 4 & 5
Explore and celebrate art and creativity with a few of these suggested websites:
Appreciating art spurs curiosity, which helps develop lifelong learners. These articles, entitled “My Child, the Arts, and Home,” from the Center for Arts Education, will help you learn ways to encourage your child to think creatively and be inspired by the arts in your home. Visit the other sections of ArtsEdge too.
Create a unique snowflake online!
Visit the Vatican’s 360-degree interactive view of the frescoes and art work at the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
This engaging and fun website by the Museum of Modern Art enables elementary school-aged children to explore the museum, its artists and their techniques.
An art appreciation resource for beginners and art enthusiasts. Explore this website to learn about the artistic process through the following sections: media, art by subject (still life, landscape, portraiture, abstract, nature), art by style, drawing & painting lessons, artists and art supplies. A fun website for all, created by Theneeya McArdle.
Recommended art and illustration books available for circulation in the MCLS collection:
Astonishing art by Susan Martineau
Presents ten craft activities using items found around the home, providing step-by-step instruction for such projects as animal masks, photograph collages, and sock puppets. 2012.
The Art Book for Children Book Two by Amanda Renshaw
Encourages young readers to explore objects of art along with concepts such as clocks, time, music, mirrors, collecting, movement, line, and shape, and explains how great artists used these themes to create their works. 2007.
Art That Moves: Animation Around the World by John Bliss
Discusses various forms of animation around the world. 2011.
In this follow-up to A Book About Design Mark Gonyea explains how artists visualize and choose colors. 2011.
Cartooning: The Only Cartooning Book You’ll Ever Need to be theArtist You’ve Always Wanted to Be by Art Roche
Kids can learn how to create original illustrations and funny cartoons. 2010.
So, you want to be acomic book artist? by Philip Amara
Presents a step-by-step guide to creating, publishing and marketing comic books, including developing compelling characters, approaching publishers, and adapting storylines for video games and movies. 2012.
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