Author(s): Susie Brooks
A gorgeous children's activity series that explores a wide range of artists' work while encouraging children to develop their own skills and techniques, Get into Art! is perfect for active young artists of all abilities. The book features twelve artworks, superbly reproduced, with information about the work and the artist. Lift the flap to reveal an art project inspired by the work. Get into Art! Stories explores a fascinating array of pictures that tell stories, from battle scenes to fairy tales to timeless myths, from artists as diverse as Edward Hopper, Matisse, L. S. Lowry and the creators of the Bayeux Tapestry. Each artwork is paired with an art activity for children to do themselves. Art projects are varied, intriguing and clearly explained and will act as a springboard for plenty of artistic experiments. Readers can combine their practical activity and creativity with discovering a wealth of fine art.
Susie Brooks has a first class history of art degree and has worked as an editor and writer of children's non-fiction and picture books for over ten years. She's an artist herself and sometimes runs art workshops with young children. She lives in Edinburgh.