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About the Author

Henry is an elementary school art teacher.

Sarah Cole is Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the Columbia University. Her articles have appeared in Modern Fiction Studies and ELH.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 5
  • Series: Williamson Kids Can! Series
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Ideals Pubns; Williamson Kids Can Books edition (September 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082496795X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0824967956
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #286,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Making Amazing Art by Henry is a great asset to have on your shelf if you are new to creating art with kids or want some great ideas that go beyond the everyday!

This resource introduces the 7 design elements and names artists for introducing the concept. I have taught 30 years and use this book in an after school art program with K-2 students. It is most appropriate for K-6 range. This book really gives students an opportunity to use art vocabulary and begin to recognize themselves as artists! I can't wait to teach more of the art in this book!
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These projects are dynamic, interesting and easy to understand. Directions are clear and have wonderul colorful pictures and childrens art work to demonstrate. All of this while learning the elements of art and art history too!!
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Just recieved the book and I can already tell it is going to be useful. Contains 5 fun lessons for each of the 7 elements of design. Also highlights 10 famous artists and their work. I already love this book!
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This book is great for that new art teacher. It is one of many ways to set up a yearly plan basic on the design elements. The pojects are not dull and should prove challenging for the appropriate age/grade.
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This book does a good job of teaching the 7 elements of art design, but the projects are fairly mundane. This book would be good for the beginning art teacher, or someone who does not have a background in art. If you have been teaching art for a while, there will be nothing new here.
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I bought this for my 11 yr old daughter, and we have had a great time making arts and crafts. Very good book, with easy to understand directions. Book is in perfect condition, and the price was great.
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By Eerren on October 14, 2011
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I have recently started my own children's art classes and this book has been my guide. It has been the one thing I've used from day one!
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Need a way to fill time this summer? I have a family of boys whose artisitic abilities range from "impressive" to "huh?" With one or another off at day camp and needing a way to fill time while we wait for activities to end, many of these projects are simply perfect.

This book shows projects using transportable materials you can do on the go. Colored paper, markers, scissors. Glue. Yarn. Chalk. Straws. You've got all this stuff, and this book shows you (with COLOR illustrations) how to go step-by-step to creating something.

There are quite a few more in-depth projects, involving painting and sculpting... This book is a great resource for our family.
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