Be a Creative Changemaker A Kids' Art Activity Book
Inspired by the amazing life stories of diverse artists from around the world
by Paula Liz
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Pub Date 16 Jan 2024 | Archive Date 22 Dec 2023
Quarto Publishing Group – Rockport Publishing, Rockport Publishers
Although you may not recognize all of their names, the artists featured in Be a Creative Changemaker: A Kids' Art Activity Book transformed history and paved the way for others. Discover their unique stories through colorful illustrations and biographies before getting creative with hands-on art activities based on their artwork. Each activity will guide you to explore different materials, techniques, styles, and more.
Geared for kids ages seven through twelve, though fun for all, here are just a few of the exciting projects you will find:
- Gu Kaizhi (b. 344, China): Tell a story through scroll painting.
- Luisa Ignacia Roldán (b. 1652, Spain): Construct a sculpture of a historical figure.
- Jamini Roy (b. 1887, present-day India): Paint an animal motif.
- Emily Kame Kngwarreye (b. 1910, Australia): Use batik to create a design on fabric.
- Lygia Clark (b. 1920, Brazil): Make a movable sculpture.
- Kenojuak Ashevak (b. 1927, Canada): Print a colorful series of creatures.
- Bodys Isek Kingelez (b. 1948, present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo): Build a cardboard utopian city.
This book will help you see art from new perspectives and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for artists worldwide. Spend hours developing your artistic skills while envisioning and expressing creative ideas inspired by these marvelous makers!
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Average rating from 8 members
Such a neat book! A huge variety of artists, media, and style are featured with instructions on creating different pieces. This would make a great gift to the young artist in your life!
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC. All thoughts are my own.
This book was so adorable, I loved everything about it, the illustrations were so well done, they suited the book perfectly, the story was amazing as well. I’m sure the kids are going to be just as enthralled with this amazing book as I was. I will definitely recommend! Thank you netgalley and the publisher for this early copy
Meticulously researched and detailed but seems quite brief and everything is available at a glance: a colourful page full of amazing illustrations, pics, steps, information and more!
When you get hold of this book, you will not be able to put it down. Sorry if you are an art student/teacher or someone who just loves seeing anything art because this book will leave you breathless and stuff your being with so much information about art that you didn’t know you were yearning for!
You will get to know legendary artists from all over the world (especially the ones you weren’t aware of before!) and their artstyle; tips and steps on how to follow their art.
Everything is so helpful and mesmerising. I am so grateful for this book.
Thank you, Rockport Publishers, for the advance reading copy.
Be a Creative Changemaker A Kids' Art Activity Book : Inspired by the amazing life stories of diverse artists from around the world. This book celebrates the art and achievements of 25 artists from around the world and the different methods they used to create their pieces with. It is bursting with beautiful pictures, high level information, and also a starter project for you to have a go at their media style yourself. They are not step by step instructions but there is enough there to get you started. This would make a wonderful gift for an art loving child.
"Be a Creative Changemaker: A Kids' Art Activity Book" is an inspiring and educational journey that celebrates the lives and work of 25 remarkable artists from diverse corners of the world. Aimed at kids aged seven through twelve, this book goes beyond introducing young readers to renowned artists – it encourages them to become creative changemakers themselves.
Through vibrant illustrations and engaging biographies, young readers will discover the stories of artists who have left an indelible mark on history and paved the way for others. The book takes a hands-on approach by offering art activities inspired by each artist's unique style and contributions. These activities cover a range of materials, techniques, and artistic forms, making it an interactive and immersive experience for budding artists.
I’ve already started one project with a few of my kids and they’re absolutely loving it - thank you NetGalley for this wonderful book !