Modern Art Adventures
36 Creative, Hands-On Projects Inspired by Artists from Monet to Banksy
Modern Art Adventures introduces young artists to groundbreaking masterpieces and fresh techniques, then lets them loose to create their own works of art. Authors and educators Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw explore the stories and meanings behind 18 well-known works of modern art—including Frida Kahlo’s Self-portrait with Small Monkey, Edvard Munch’s The Scream, Jackson Pollock’s Lavender Mist, and Banksy’s Flower—giving readers inspiration for these kid-tested, exciting, and creative projects. Children create two artworks based on the techniques and visual effects of the each featured piece of art and the projects cover a wide range of media, from tissue paper mosaics to stencils to comic cut-outs, with a variety of difficulty levels, always encouraging and expanding the child’s natural creative abilities.
No prior knowledge of modern art is required, just enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to discover.
About the Authors
Maja Pitamic has taught art to young children for nearly 20 years. She is the author of the popular Art Adventure books, Child’s Play, and I Can Do It. Jill Laidlaw is the author of several books, including Frida Kahlo, Paul Klee, and other works on the history of Western painting and sculpture. They both live in New York City.
- 160 pages
- 8.8 × 7.8 in (22.4 × 19.8 cm)