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Youngsters enjoy a wonderful creativity that allows them to express themselves joyfully through art. As they get older the urge to create remains, but they may not believe they possess ?real? artistic talent. This Jumbo Book bridges that gap. Art techniques provide the basis for over 200 pages of drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed-media crafting projects, along with it ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Kids Can Press (first published July 10th 2003)
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Annette
Mar 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is a very comprehensive book on various forms of visual (read: graphic) arts. Included are basic overviews of drawing, sculpture, painting, free-form, collage, etc. Also includes unique projects and advanced techniques, but not too advanced for kids to try.
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Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a great introduction for kids who are serious about art. Every other page has a different project. The Jumbo Book of Art is truly about art and not simple crafts. It talks about details like shading and different painting techniques, but is easy for children to follow. The only downside to the book is that the projects require art materials that many children don't have access to like charcoal and paint. ...more
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May 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
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I really liked this art resource. There's not a lot of theorizing behind the projects, but there are lots of projects, divided into categories such as drawing, painting, sculpting, etc. Really good ideas for practicing basic art techniques. Not a book just about craft projects. Appropriate for ages 7+. ...more
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After graduating with a degree in Art History from Queen’s University, Irene studied Fine Art (specifically drawing and painting) at Emily Carr College of Art and Design.

Irene has a background in art education and has lead visual arts workshops for more than 17 years in Public schools in Toronto and at The Avenue Road Arts School. Both the Jumbo Books and the Starting Art Series have received muc
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