Portraits (Artists Workshop)

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This series provides an introduction to art, combining information about artists and their techniques, with projects, illustrated with children's artwork. Portraits by artists past and present are used to explore techniques as varied as mosaic, wire sculpture and colour used to show mood.

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Taken from Chapter 1: Looking at portraits The invention of photography gave people an easier way to make realistic portraits. Artists thought there was no point in copying photography and started thinking of new ways to create portraits. They often used color in different and unusual ways to express a person's feelings and moods. Portraits can be created in many ways - as paintings, drawings, photographs or sculptures. This book contains six portraits - two very old and the rest more modern. Each of them has been created using a different technique.

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Grade 2-4?The marriage of form and content in an art series is often difficult to manage. These titles successfully balance the amount of information and the activities presented to reinforce the experience. Readers learn about depicting animals, landscapes, portraits, or stories by exploring six works of fine art and are then given suggestions for their own artistic expressions. This is accomplished through the use of vivid full-color photographs, illustrations, as well as samples of children's art. Although the discussion of each piece of art is brief, it includes relevant details about the work's obvious features in a lively and succinct manner. Similarly, the directives leading toward self-expression are brief, yet complete, utilizing several mediums and easily found materials. Making use of children's art as illustrative examples provides a tangible expression of the ideas for youngsters to see. By combining art appreciation with instruction, these books present a unique approach to the subject.?Amelia Kalin, Valley Cottage Library, NY
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