Get Into Art: Places
Kingfisher, 2014 (2014)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
eachers and parents home schooling their children will love this book, as will any young person who likes to create art. Each section of the book begins with a full page color reproduction of a major piece of art. The
featured range from van Gogh's bedroom and a landscape by Cubist artist Juan Gris to a New York cityscape by Stuart Davis and an aboriginal dot painting.
ccompanying each work of art, you'll find information about the artist/piece of art and questions that will draw the viewer into the work. Then flip the flap and you'll discover an assignment and instructions for creating a similar painting. The illustrated instructions are general enough that there is room for individual interpretation, yet specific enough so that the youngster has a framework to follow.
he possibilities for how this book can be used in an art program or at home are endless. A creative adult can use this book - and the other two in the series, that focus on animals and people - to create a fascinating art unit.
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