Author(s): Jennifer Lipsey
Sometimes all it takes is a little hands-on playfulness to get children involved in art. So forget the brushes - this third entry in the "My Very Favorite Art Book" series puts its finger on what kids find fun. The colourful array of creative activities will have budding painters amazed at all the different ways they can use their fingers, hands, and even their feet to make both realistic and abstract pictures. It won't be long before proud youngsters produce galleries of blot masterpieces, dinosaurs, fingerprint people, animals, and crazy creatures. Plus, they'll learn some simple how-tos for mixing colours and making their own paints. And the text is kept to a minimum, so even pre-readers can follow along.
Jennifer Lipsey is a successful visual artist and arts instructor. Her artwork consists mainly of abstract mixed-media pantings which are displayed in galleries throughout the Southeastern U.S. and are part of permanent collections nationwide.