Making Amazing Art

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-09-01
  • Publisher: Ideals Pubns
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This book is suitable for ages 7 to 13 years. Sandi Henry introduces children to the seven basic elements of design that will help them to take a piece of art from " That's Nice" to " Wow! " . These elements - line, shape, form, colour, value, texture, and space - are the building blocks that all artists use to create works from drawings and paintings to weaving and sculpture. Readers will see examples of how children their own age use elements of design in their work. And they will meet classic masters and contemporary artists whose individual works are based upon these same design techniques. It features: Grid Drawing - using a grid to divide images into smaller parts to reproduce a photograph or painting; Cut-out Collage - using free-form shapes cut from construction paper to create a colourful collage; Texture Rubbing - using the bumps, grooves, lines and other patterns to add interesting visual texture to artwork; Complementary Colour Puzzle - cutting and gluing shapes of complementary colours to create a striking abstract design; and, Supersize It! - Using a papier-mache to create an enlarged version of a common object.

Table of Contents

Designing Amazing Art!p. 5
Linep. 8
Linear Web Designp. 10
Decorative-Line Designp. 12
Magical Machinep. 15
Grid Drawingp. 17
Visual Musicp. 20
Kaleidoscope Linesp. 22
Shapep. 26
Geometric & Free-Form Combop. 29
Shape Discoveryp. 32
Cutout Collagep. 35
Stencil Shapesp. 37
Letter & Number Shapesp. 40
Shape Huntp. 42
Texturep. 44
Texture Rubbingp. 46
Textured-Flowers Bouquetp. 48
3-D Texture Tapestryp. 50
Textured-Paper Bird Collagep. 53
Furry Pet Portraitp. 57
Colorp. 59
Secondary-Color Surprisep. 62
Warm & Cool Ocean Scenep. 64
Complementary-Color Puzzle Designp. 67
Color Explosionp. 71
Analogous Color Puzzlep. 73
Valuep. 76
Giant Ice Cream Conep. 78
Beautiful Butterflyp. 80
Hidden Shapesp. 83
What's on the Shelf?p. 85
From Shape to Formp. 89
Formp. 92
Sock-Head Sculpturep. 94
Additive Paper Sculpturep. 97
"Supersize" It!p. 101
"Take Away" Sculpturep. 104
Dancing Mobilep. 107
Spacep. 110
Giant Sunflowerp. 113
Harvest-Time Perspective Collagep. 116
3-D Shapesp. 118
View from the Windowp. 121
Resourcesp. 124
Indexp. 124
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