Fine Art Adventures
36 Creative, Hands-On Projects Inspired by Artists from Monet to Banksy
Classic masterpieces are bold, fascinating, and sometimes shocking—in other words, perfect for creative children who love to be inspired. Fine Art Adventures introduces young artists, ages 6 and up, to key masterpieces and interesting techniques, then lets them loose. Children will: create a Pointillist artwork with paints and a toothbrush, work with plaster to recreate a cave painting, use cardboard and coat hangers to design a mobile sculpture, build a dramatic jungle scene inside an old shoebox, and many more engaging, hands-on projects.
Authors and educators Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw also explore the stories and meanings behind 18 well-known classic masterpieces from art history as inspiration for these kid-tested, exciting, and creative projects. No prior knowledge of art is required—just enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to discover.
About the Authors
Maja Pitamic is the coauthor of Modern Art Adventures and Three-Dimensional Art Adventures. She has over 20 years’ experience teaching young children, and holds degrees in art history and Montessori teacher training. Jill Laidlaw has been writing and editing children’s and adult nonfiction since 1990, including Modern Art Adventures and Three-Dimensional Art Adventures. She has a degree in art history from the University of St. Andrews.
- 8.8 × 7.8 in (22.4 × 19.8 cm)