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Draw, Paint, Sparkle: Creative Projects from an Elementary Art Teacher (Paperback)
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25 kid-tested lessons in drawing and painting—perfect for children ages 5 to 10
Encourage and empower kids to make art! The 25 art lessons in this book present step-by-step drawing instructions paired with a range of painting techniques and styles for endless creative exploration. Designed by an elementary art teacher, each creative exploration offers tips on using the best art materials (that won’t break the bank), shares art-making techniques that add variety and ease to the projects, and provides insights on engaging kids in the process. The lessons include:
· Beginner projects. Discover easy ways to get started making art. Through flexible instructions, you’ll create big and bold paintings.
· Art lessons inspired by the masters. With projects based on celebrated painters like Van Gogh and Monet to contemporary artists like James Rizzi and Jackson Pollock, you’ll explore a range of painting techniques and styles.
· Paintings inspired by nature. Draw and paint familiar and imagined landscapes and animals as a fun way to engage with art.
More than just a simple how-to draw and paint book, Draw, Paint, Sparkle is an invitation for kids to unleash their creativity through color and paint.
About the Author
PATTY PALMER has built a successful online business around art education. She has been teaching art to children in the classroom setting for twelve years and decided in 2009 to share her lessons online. What started out as a venue to share ideas quickly and seamlessly grew into a business. Deep Space Sparkle (DSS) is recognized around the world for providing art inspiration, teaching resources, and project ideas. Thousands of teachers and parents have taken Deep Space Sparkle art e-courses and over twenty-thousand people have purchased DSS products. Patty holds her own Deep Space Sparkle conferences and is sought after to speak at other art and education conferences. She is a master educator and savvy business woman who has an eye for great design and a keen awareness of what parents and educators want and need in this space. She lives in Santa Barbara, CA, with her husband and three children.