Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tate Kids Modern Art / British Art Activity Books by Sharna Jackson and James Lambert (Tate Publishing)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 10:00 AM Labels: James Lambert, Sharna Jackson, Tate Kids Modern Art / British Art Activity Books, Tate Publishing
|Two awesomely inspirational art activity books for double the fun!|
The books talk about each piece of art in turn, ranging from the sublime seascapes by JMW Turner to the 'acquired taste' of Damien Hurst's "Mother and Child Divided".
After examining each piece of art and the history behind it, children are encouraged to have a go themselves with a series of art challenges and activities based around the ideas and inspirations of the original work.
These books work on several levels, providing a brilliant interactive experience that parents and children can both join in with, producing their own works of art. They're also hugely informative reference books in their own right too.
We're hoping that Tate Kids are planning more volumes in the series, we're desperately waiting for the Dutch, French and Spanish editions just so Charlotte's favourite artists all get a look in (Van Gogh, Seurat and Picasso just in case you were wondering!)
Utterly awesome, what a great idea to get kids thinking about and engaging with art!
Charlotte's best bit: The superb (and quite messy!) soap-carving activities based around Barbara Hepworth's amazing sculpture work.
Daddy's favourite bit: A ton of activities and facts to pique a child's artistic curiosity. What a brilliant way to get kids interested in art at an early age! We approve!
(Kindly sent to us for review by Tate Publishing)