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Drawing on the natural folk art tendencies of children, who love to collect buttons, bottle caps, shells, and Popsicle sticks to create beautiful, imperfect art, this activity guide teaches kids about the history of this organic art and offers inspiration for them to create their own masterpieces. The full breadth of American folk art is surveyed, including painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and textiles from the 17th century through today. Making bubblegum wrapper chains, rag dolls, bottle cap sculptures, decoupage boxes, and folk paintings are just a few of the activities designed to bring out the artist in every child. Along the way kids learn about the lives of Americans throughout history and their casual relationships to everyday art as they cut stencils, sew needlepoint samplers, draw calligraphy birds, and design quilts. Important folk artists such as the last surviving Shakers, the legendary Grandma Moses, and the Reverend Howard Finster are also explored in sidebars throughout the book.

About the Author

Richard Panchyk is the author of World War II for Kids and Archaeology for Kids and the coauthor of Engineering the City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556524998
Foreword:
Ketchum, William C., Jr. JR.
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Foreword by:
Ketchum, William C., Jr.
Foreword:
Ketchum, William C., Jr. JR. JR.
Foreword:
Ketchum, William C., Jr.
Foreword:
Ketchum, William C., Jr. JR. JR. JR.
Foreword:
Ketchum, William C., Jr. JR. JR. JR. JR.
Foreword:
Ketchum, William C., Jr. JR.
Author:
Panchyk, Richard
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
History
Subject:
Activity Books
Subject:
Folk Art
Subject:
Handicraft
Subject:
Folk & Outsider Art
Subject:
Folk art -- United States.
Subject:
Art-Folk Art
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
For Kids series
Series Volume:
v. 104
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 x 0.3 in 0.9 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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