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The Great Big Art Activity Book
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Get creative with this bumper collection of exciting and imaginative art projects, covering a wide range of techniques from painting and model making to drawing cartoons and creating special effects. Title features: inspiring ideas to encourage children to experiment with a wide variety of different art materials and techniques. It features easy-to-follow instructions that are supported by step-by-step photographs to teach basic skills. It draws inspiration from different cultures and traditions, such as ancient Aboriginal handprints, African masks, medieval stained-glass windows, Chinese calligraphy and Faberge eggs. It includes ideas for gifts, decorations and cards. It offers quick-flick dividers that make it easy for children to find the projects and topics they are looking for.
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DRAWING AND CARTOONING Drawing and cartooning kit p6 Get inspired! p8 Colour and shade p10 Drawing people p12 Drawing movement p14 Furry animals p16 Fish, reptiles and birds p18 Cities p20 Countryside p22 Still life p24 Self-portrait p26 Drawing faces p28 People in poses p30 Perfect pets p32 Drawing a view p34 Looking at trees p36 Cityscapes p38 Using a grid p40 Cartoon hints and tips p42 Cartoon figures p44 Faces and features p46 On the move p48 Cartoon creatures p50 It's alive! p52 Scary monsters p54 Set the scene p56 Comic capers p58 Make a comic p60 PAINTING AND PRINTING Painting kit p62 Mixing colours p64 Complementary colours p66 Paint effects p68 Printing kit p70 Printing effects p72 Splitter splatter! p74 Straw paintings p76 Dotty paintings p78 Wax paintings p80 Water paintings p82 From a distance p84 More dotty paintings p86 Abstract art p88 Painting patterns p90 Dragging and combing p92 Watercolour art p94 Spatter art p96 Going BIG! p98 Body prints p100 Leaf prints p102 Junk prints p104 Food prints p106 Block prints p108 String prints p110 Stencil prints p112 Mabling p114 Mirror printing p116 Printing fromc ard p118 Making blocks p120 Prints from nature p122 Potato prints p124 Make a Pop Art print p126 Monoprints p128 Stencils p130 Printing pictures p132 WORLD ART Materials kit p134 African cloth picture p136 Carnival mask p138 Arabian mosaic p140 Aboriginal painting p142 Native American war bonnet p144 Celtic booch p146 Chinese paper dragon p148 Indonesian batk p150 Mexican metapec sun p152 Ancient World art p154 African mask p156 Egyptian amulet p158 Ancient Greek vase p160 Roman-style mosaic p162 Indian Rangoli p164 Chinese calligraphy p166 Japanese banner p168 Indonesian puppets p170 Stained glass p172 Moroccan tile p174 Russian egg p176 COLLAGE, SCULPTURE AND SPECIAL EFFECTS Materials kit p178 'Me' collage p180 Magazine collage p182 Paper collage p184 Collage face p186 Scrap collage p188 Food collage p190 Fabric collage p192 Straw weaving p194 Woven fabric collage p196 Nature sculpture p198 Glittery mobile p200 Thumb pot p202 Clay sculpture p204 Junk robot p206 Paper sculpture p208 Cone hats p210 Ocean scene p212 Ocean creatures p214 Special paint effects p216 Wax resist p218 Scraperboard p220 Wax transfer p222 Glitter project p224 Material world p226 Paper sewing p228 Fun collage p230 Bits and pieces p232 Using photos p234 Glossary p236 Index p238 Notes for parents and teachers p240

About the Author

Deri Robins is an experienced author who specializes in art and craft activity books for children. She lives in Bath, in south-west England. Sue Nicholson worked in publishing as an editor and spent several years in Asia, working in Hong Kong, and then in Tokyo, Japan. She has been a freelance writer and editor since 1996. Sue has written many books for children, from pre-school novelty books to non-fiction reference titles and craft books.

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