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.
- Spring 2021
- Fall 2020
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||Arts, Crafts & Makerspace|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|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!”