This unorthodox and enabling approach to art education helps children experiment freely with different sorts of everyday material, from newspaper and clay to leaves and vegetables. The book features over 75 practical exercises and more than 30 pictures of actual artwork created by children. Form matches content with recycled paper and spiral binding, making the book easy to handle while giving plenty of room for individual creativity and exploration.
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Tarit Bhattacharjee is an art teacher at the Krishnamurthi School in Chennai, India. He holds degrees in both Arts and Crafts and Graphic Art from the renowned Shantiniketan university in West Bengal. In addition to teaching, he conducts workshops and participates in various artists' forums in India and abroad. His work has been exhibited throughout India. Kanchana Arni has taught art-based educational at institutions in both India and Thailand. She has also worked as a curator & gallery manager at the Folk Art gallery in Delhi. Arni has been closely associated with various book projects in tribal and folk-art, served as a liaison for tribal artists and conducted various art workshops for children Gita Wolf has written over a dozen books for children and adults. Considered one of the most original and creative voices in contemporary Indian publishing, she has pursued here interest in exploring and experimenting with the form of the book and its status as a revered cultural object. Several of her children's books have won major international awards.Review:
"Whether you consider yourself an artist or nor, Child Art with Everyday materials, Vol. 1, is sprinkled with the thoughtful details of Deepa Kamath's design, taps the spontaneous child and the latent artist inherent in each of us. It's inspiring enough to make child and adult alike reach for everyday materials make a minor splash on the daily canvas of life. What could be more wonderful than that?" -- Hindu Newspaper Book Review
"Fascinating insights into Indian culture ... organized in a way that encourages accessibility and creativity ... excellent ideas for teachers." --Ann Stinner, for CM Magazine (Canada) March 2000
"A wonderful guide for imaginative teachers and parents to help put their wards on the road to creativity ... the results are amazing." -- Indian Review of Books, May 1997
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Book Description Tara Books, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX8186211179
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