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Express Yourself!: Activities and Adventures in Expressionism
Children focus on how the great artists relay their emotions on canvas via their masterpieces, in this third book in the series. They are drawn into the world of expressionism from modern expressionists to German Expressionists to Abstract Expressionists. For each artist, a colour reproduction of a famous work is paired with exploratory questions.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Watson-Guptill Publications
(first published 2005)
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This is a great book for teaching children about art and famous artists. The book also provides ideas on creative projects (one of the best things about this book) you can try to emulate the artists' work you are learning about. The bios on each artist are pretty short. If you want more than a snapshot of their life and work, you will have to bring in other resources. I think another highlight of this book is how interactive it is. It provides many questions that get you thinking about art and i ...more