Thursday, October 31, 2013

There are no mistakes in art!

Barney Saltzberg uses pop ups, tabs, and textures to teach an important lesson : "When you think you have made a mistake think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful." I read this book to my youngest Pre-Kindergarten students to my oldest 2nd graders and they all enjoy the simple wisdom of this picture book.

Zoomorphic Calligraphy--Art and Culture

Using lovely, sinuous lettering you and your little ones can create animal artwork. Using the Farsi word for the animal, Parastou Forouhar's Persian for Kids introduces zoomorphic calligraphy with ease. Drawing animals using Arabic letters has been done since the 15th century.

Email your friends the finished artwork and a link to an animation of your creation.
 See my Farsi horse animated!

Worth a Read

I've read this book a hundred times and I still haven't tired of it. Written by Andrea Beaty and beautifully illustrated by David Roberts this whimsical book will transport young and old alike.