Synopses & Reviews
Well suited for both individual and classroom use, The Artist at Work pairs quality art reproductions with thought-provoking questions, encouraging children to learn through visual exploration and interaction. Thoughtful text introduces the world and work of the artist, making the most of a child's natural curiosity.
Children imagine themselves within the vast landscape of Albert Bierstadt's The Oregon Trail; they are challenged to pose their own bodies like that of a ballerina in Edgar Degas' Dancer Lacing Her Ballet Slipper; they can make up a story about William Michael Harnett's intensely realistic The Old Violin.
The "Come Look with Me" series was created by Gladys S. Blizzard, whose experiences as an art teacher and work as a curator of education at Bayly Art Museum at the University of Virginia served as the basis for this educational style.