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Paint Lab for Kids is an inspiring collection of 52 fresh, kid-friendly projects for nurturing an artistic spirit and a love of art through working and playing with paint.
Popular artist and author Stephanie Corfee offers an exciting resource of easy-to-follow instructions supported throughout with step-by-step, full-color photographs for projects that teach techniques, stimulate new ideas, explore color, combine materialsin interesting ways, and encourage self-expression. Each project sequence includes a complete materials list, a finished sample, and the inspiring work of a noted artist.
Have fun exploring:
- painting techniques by making folded paper insect monoprints.
- your imagination with a marbled paper galaxy painting.
- color with pencil eraser pointillism.
- mixed media art by embellishing a family photo mounted on canvas.
This book is perfect for anyone who teaches or leads hands-on art experiences: creative, DIY-inspired parents, families, friends, homeschoolers, scouting, community, and youth group leaders.
The popular Lab for Kids series
features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics
, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list
, clear step-by-step photographs
of the process, as well as finished samples
. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids.
About the Author
Painter, illustrator, and graphic designer Stephanie Corfee is the author of several books on art and illustration, including Paint Lab for Kids, Fashion Design Workshop, Creative Doodling & Beyond, and Creative Illustration & Beyond. She has licensed her artwork for use on home goods, wall decor, apparel, and other products to such clients as Lil Blue Boo, Oopsy Daisy, and Target, and sells commissioned artwork, prints of her illustrations, and one-of-a-kind accessories online. Stephanie also offers tutorials, downloads, and online workshops on her website/blog, StephanieCorfee.com. She lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
"Any artist of any age will find an overflowing toolbox in Paint Lab for Kids. Stephanie's new book makes me want to drop everything and paint. Paint Lab for Kids is overflowing with new ideas that I can't wait to try out in my own studio before I even share them with my kid. I love that the project techniques are ones my daughter can build upon and use throughout her entire creative life." - Ashley Hackshaw, founder of LilBlueBoo.com
"What fantastic assignments—all paired with inspiring art from contemporary artists. What a treat!" - Lilla Rogers, owner of artist agency Lilla Rogers Studio and author of "I Just Like to Make Things"
"It is a visual gem filled with lots of great painting ideas" - ofamily learning together blog