Cool Art

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This series introduces young readers to basic art terms and techniques. Each book takes the reader through the aspects of a specific art form. Step-by-step projects are highlighted to provide a fun and creative way to familiarize kids with different mediums and techniques. These activities take the "how-to" further and really encourage kids to explore and expand their own artistic talents. This series is perfect for beginning artists! Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cool Art (3 titles)
Cool Collage: The Art of Creativity for Kids
Cool Painting: The Art of Creativity for Kids
Cool Printmaking: The Art of Creativity for Kids
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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF006070, JNF015000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Arts, Crafts & Makerspace
Copyright 2009
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2008-09-01
ISBN 9781604531411, 9781617846090
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 702-760
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents
Online Resources FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network

Cool Printmaking (Cool Art) – School Library Journal

Seven projects introduce three printmaking techniques; relief, planographic, and stenciling. A basic explanation of materials paired with clear instructions and color photographs makes this a useful beginner’s guide. Most materials are common household items such as foam plates and potatoes. Also includes positive advice on critiquing the work of others.

Cool Art – School Library Journal

These books are well organized, with clearly written sections. . .and several clever projects and exercises. . . .These titles should have substantial child appeal.

Cool Collage (Cool Art) – Booklist

Students will appreciate the projects’ wide range of styles and technical challenges, from a pop-up birthday card to an elaborate collage of monsters in battle. Tips for caring for completed projects and a glossary and index close this title in the Cool Art series that sends an inspiring message to young people: “You don’t need to be good at art now to become a great artist. You just need the desire to learn and become better!”