Embracing Child Art: Projects for Grown-ups to Keep and Treasure
Authors: Mcguire, Barbara A.
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Synopsis: Readers will find fresh ways to celebrate children's artistic expressions with these unique ideas from Barbara A. McGuire, author of Foundations in Polymer Clay Design and Wire in Design. Learn how to transform children's drawings into functional pieces that will be cherished forever - from an Op Art Lantern for the living room to elegant jewelry to wear with pride. This book is not only for parents, but also for grandparents, troop leaders, and elementary school teachers - any adult interested in preserving the artistic endeavors of children everywhere.
The 15 projects presented will take elements of the child's art and apply it to an adult craft. McGuire explains many of the basic principles of design, as well as the elements that all child art shares while guiding the reader through a variety of media applications including polymer clay, paper, ceramics, glass, wood, paint and more. Learn how to immortalize children's expressive art, while forging bonds that encourage and promote their unique creations.
• 15 unique and creative projects to preserve the artistic endeavors of any child
• Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions for each project
• Basic principles of design and elements of child art
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