The Art Room : Turn Everyday Things into Works of Art Hardback
With a little imagination, the most unlikely object can be transformed into something beautiful!
This book is all about having fun with art. The 12 projects show how you can make something unique out of cheap or unwanted materials.
Squirrelling away bottles, feathers, pebbles, corks and lots more, you can make all kinds of exciting things ranging from a Button Snowman to The Owl and the Pussycat Puppet Show, from a Geometric Fish to a Self-Portrait Plate.
So delve into your cupboards, pull out your household junk, and get creative!
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 40 pages, colour illustrations
- Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/06/2010
- Category: Interactive & activity books & packs
- ISBN: 9781845079710
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Review by sroslund
Every year teachers watch their budgets shrink – there seems to be less and less money for supplies as the country deals with the recent economic crisis. Art teachers and professionals who incorporate crafts in their day-to-day activities can breathe a sigh of relief and pick up Julie Beattie and Arabella Warner’s “The Art Room: Turn Everyday Things into Works of Art”. The book’s introduction explains that through years of teaching experience, Beattie and Warner have come up with several craft ideas that are fun and CHEAP. Most supplies can be found at home or in thrift and consignment shops (though where anyone can acquire that many buttons and stamps remains a mystery). Most activities are creativity-focused, asking children to open up their minds and imaginations to form interesting designs and ideas. Many ask children to create self-portraits or use their names in some way (every kid’s favorite). Each activity has a small subset box at the bottom of the page that gives a couple of fun-facts or informational data that relate to that particular project (i.e. “Fish have been around for millions of years – they are even older than dinosaurs!” or “An average household uses 375 plastic bottles a year.”) Recommended for any and all professionals who work with children and crafts.