How to Use Child-Size Masterpieces for Art Appreciation
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This teacher/parent guidebook will help you teach hands-on art appreciation at every level, using inexpensive color postcards (sold here). The program is unique in that you can know absolutely nothing about art and learn right along with your children. Being able to handle the masterpieces is a far cry from the hands-off feeling of museums. This book will take you through the basic steps of developing art appreciation, beginning with preschoolers and advancing through high school skills:
Step 1-Match identical paintings (purchase 2 identical volumes of postcards below). Step 2-Pair two similar paintings by the same artist. Step 3-Be able to recognize and group four paintings by several artists. Step 4-Learn the names of famous artists. Step 5-Learn the names of famous paintings. Step 6-Learn the movements or “schools” of art: Impressionism, Modern, etc. Step 7-Learn to sort paintings by schools of art. Step 8-Place paintings on a time line. Paperback, 95 pages, black-and-white illustrations.