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Painting with Children Paperback – 1987
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"When we paint with colours we should paint in such a way that we are conscious that we are calling forth life from what is dead" Rudolf Steiner
Top Customer Reviews
In my opinion this book's main contributions are showing color paintings created by children at various ages and including a very short collection of some nice seasonal poems that can inspire one's painting. Really, not as helpful as I had hoped!
Brunhild Muller explains first the effect each color has on a child. This is because children experience color in a more vivid and emotional way than many of us. Most adults have lost what they knew about color as children, having been taught that what there is to know about a color is its name and nothing more. The seemingly simple task of preparing to paint is divided into five steps which are discussed in detail; tips for materials are also included. Later chapters give ideas for setting the stage for a painting experience -- such as stories, poetry, seasons, or the moods of nature. Innovative ways to introduce color mixing are also presented.
The entire theory of how children perceive color, and its ramifications for introducing painting, is well expressed. I found this book inspirational and would especially recommend it to any homeschooling parent.
inspiring paintings by young children. a must for anyone who wishes to start their children on a lifelong exploration of color. i'm an artist and father who found this book very helpful!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book didn't real teach anything about how to actually paint with children. It was trying to be more of an insightful book of the benefits of painting for your children.Published 12 months ago by ALK
Way too small for the money, and not enough help for children over 5. I could get better ideas for Waldorf painting online. Not enough stories or verses eitherPublished on July 2, 2014 by jennifer
I wanted to love this book. I was sure that I needed to own before beginning my preschool since I am drawn toward Waldorf methods. Read morePublished on December 27, 2011 by Amazon Customer
Have not gotten into the book to much but so far the book appears to be very well written and insightful. My husband and I are looking forward to sharing this with our children.Published on January 5, 2011 by L. Walker