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National Gallery of Art activity book : 25 adventures with art

Author: Maura A Clarkin; National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Publisher: New York : Abrams in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English
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An innovative, fun approach to art education. Introducing young readers to more than 40 masterpieces of painting and sculpture in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., this books offers 25 "adventures" which help children understand the elements of art. Following each adventure is a creative art-making activity. 100 illustrations, 65 in color.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maura A Clarkin; National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
ISBN: 0810925958 9780810925953
OCLC Number: 32470154
Description: 112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Exploring shades and tints of color --
What is a portrait? --
Capturing impressions of nature --
Sculpture that moves --
Learning about composition --
Testing the senses --
"Reading" a painting --
Finding a point of view --
Discovering patterns --
Keeping the balance --
A painting with two stories --
Making art with action --
The moods of the day --
Telling a story --
Feeling the textures --
Colors and feelings --
Shapes and motions --
Picturing the weather --
What the sun tells --
Line, shape, and speed --
Learning about symbols --
A face from the past --
Comparing old and new --
Creating a wide view --
Finding the third dimension --
How to visit a museum.
Responsibility: Maura A. Clarkin.

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An innovative, fun approach to art education. Introducing young readers to more than 40 masterpieces of painting and sculpture in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., this books offers 25 "adventures" which help children understand the elements of art. Following each adventure is a creative art-making activity. 100 illustrations, 65 in color.

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