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Global Art: Activities, Projects, and Inventions from Around the Worldby Maryann F. Kohl
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Did you know Korea is a mountainous peninsula about the size of Utah? This country’s project is a jeweled crown. The Gryphon House book . . . let my daughter and me learn about crafts from parts of the world where we have relatives and friends. We can make a fiesta dancing hat like those worn to celebrate the planting season of Ecuador (where my friend Lora served in the Peace Corps.) and paint our faces like the Kathakali performers in India (where my brother-in-law is from). It’s global fun.—Port Arthur News, Texas
". . . a wonderful compendium of plans for everything from an Ecuadorian dancing hat to Greek bread dough coins. Authors MaryAnn F. Kohl and Jean Potter give one-page instructions for more than 135 projects that are thought provoking and amusing. The illustrations offer a map showing the geographic location of each project’s source, as well as what the finished item can look like. The authors toss in a valuable historical or anecdotal tidbit just to make Mom or Dad or the Babysitter look that much smarter. Betcha didn’t know that evidence of ice skating was found among Roman ruins in London or that an Austrian wedding calls for a specially painted chair. Now you do, and here’s a project to prove it!’—West Coast Weekend
"Everyday art for children is presented in a project title which gathers a range of multicultural art pursuits, from Peruvian Silver Wind Chimes to creating Chinese Printing Presses. Illustrations are in black and white but this project-packed guide needs little color to prove valuable to young audiences."—Wisconsin Bookwatch
Other art books by MaryAnn Kohl:
The Big Messy Art Book (Gryphon House), 0-87659-206-X
Cooking Art (Gryphon House), 0-87659-184-5
Preschool Art (Gryphon House), 0-87659-168-3
Everyday art for four through ten year olds in the global village.
The history and traditions of a culture live in its artifacts. When youngsters craft their own simple versions of scarab stones from Egypt, Greek bread dough coins, and Peruvian silver wind chimes, they will begin to understand and appreciate the geography, lives, and cultures of people all over the globe.
Offering an exciting way to teach abstract concepts of geography and culture through concrete art activities, this book of fun, easy-to-do art activities uses collage, painting, drawing, printing, construction and sculpture to educate children. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations are given for each project.
An ideal way to start children on an exciting, creative adventure towards global understanding! The fun, easy-to-do art activities in Global Art use collage, painting, drawing, printing, construction and sculpture to help children appreciate people and cultures from all over the world. Each activity is explained in step-by-step detail an accompanied by geographic and cultural background to help you make the most of the teaching possibilities.
About the Author
Award-winning author MaryAnn Kohl has written 14 books for Gryphon House. Her philosophy, “Its the process, not the product,” guides her writing as she provides open-ended art activities for young children. MaryAnns activities focus on the experience of art, not the final product a child creates.
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