The Organic Artist for Kids
A DIY Guide to Making Your Own Eco-Friendly Art Supplies from Nature
Immersed in the natural world, The Organic Artist for Kids inspires creativity by connecting kids and their adults to our wilderness roots.
In addition to offering a wide variety of fun, collaborative projects using nature as a source for art supplies and inspiration, this book also introduces the concepts of awareness and perception that are fundamental to the creative process. Children will be encouraged to learn new skills, build resilience, and be resourceful as part of an urgent struggle to prevent and undo Nature Deficit Disorder. Rooted in experimentation and an understanding that fun is fundamental to learning, kids will refine their drawing skills, as well as increase their appreciation for the visual arts and the natural landscape.
Just some of the projects and skills covered include:
Making pens and wild inks
Making paint from stones and rocks
Crafting your own paintbrushes
Making simple stencils and rubbings
The Organic Artist for Kids encourages you to return to the days when art was made with all-natural materials like charcoal and birch bark.
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What Reviewers Are Saying
There's a universe of inexpensive art supplies hiding in parks, grasslands, gardens and forests, if you know what to look for. This gorgeous guide reconnects readers with nature using simple recipes and instructions for manipulating plants, sticks, stones and other organic materials to make everything from brushes and charcoal, to richly-colored homemade paints and landscape sculpture. - Liz Lee Heinecke, The Kitchen Pantry Scientist, Author of Kitchen Science Lab for Kids The Organic Artist for Kids offers hands-on art experiences that help children explore their native landscapes. As a DIY resource, Neddo provides inspiring instruction for making art with, and about, nature. He also leaves plenty of room for children to wander and play along the way. Parents, teachers, and kids will all love this resource! - Monica Wiedel-Lubinski, Executive Director of the Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Sc