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Maja Pitamic

Maja Pitamic is the author of Modern Art Adventures, and the popular titles Teach Me to Do It Myself and Child's Play, both successful activity books for preschool children. She has over twenty year's experience teaching young children and holds degrees in art history and Montessori teacher training.
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Fine Art Adventures
Fine Art Adventures ›
By Maja Pitamic, By Jill Laidlaw
Price 19.99

Trade Paper

Published Sep 2017

There's a reason people call works of fine art "masterpieces"—they're groundbreaking and bold, just the sort of artwork that inspire creative children. Fine Art Adventures introduces young artists, ages 6 and up, to classic masterpieces and formal techniques, then lets them loose to create their own works of art. Each of the book's eight chapters covers a particular technique or subject of fine art: Color, Light & Shade, Shape, Black & White, Portraits, Landscapes, Animals, and Myths & Legends. Projects begin with a story of a famous work—Matisse's The Snail, Modigliani's Portrait of Anna Zborowska, Paul Cézanne's Mont Sainte-Victoire, and Whistler's Nocturne in Blue and Silver—followed by a question-and-answer section. Then it's time to break out the brushes, scissors, and paint. Children create two artworks based on the techniques and visual effects of the piece. The projects cover a wide range of media, from tissue paper mosaics to stencils to mobile sculptures, with a variety of difficulty levels, always encouraging and expanding the child's natural creative abilities.            Authors and educators Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw explore the stories and meanings behind 18 key works of classic art as inspiration for these kid-tested, exciting, and creative projects. No prior knowledge of fine art is required, just enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to discover.
Modern Art Adventures
Modern Art Adventures ›
By Maja Pitamic, By Jill Laidlaw
Price 19.95

Trade Paper

Published Apr 2015

Bold and experimental art activities and for children who love to draw outside of the lines Modern Art Adventures introduces young artists to groundbreaking masterpieces and fresh techniques, then lets them loose to create their own works of art. Authors and educators Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw explore the stories and meanings behind 18 well-known works of modern art—including Frida Kahlo's Self-portrait with Small Monkey, Edvard Munch's The Scream, Jackson Pollock's Lavender Mist, and Banksy's Flower—giving readers inspiration for these kid-tested, exciting, and creative projects. Children create two artworks based on the techniques and visual effects of the each featured piece of art and the projects cover a wide range of media, from tissue paper mosaics to stencils to comic cut-outs, with a variety of difficulty levels, always encouraging and expanding the child's natural creative abilities. No prior knowledge of modern art is required, just enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to discover.
Three-Dimensional Art Adventures
Three-Dimensional Art Adventures ›
By Maja Pitamic, By Jill Laidlaw
Price 19.99

Trade Paper

Published Sep 2016

Three-dimensional art is bold, tactile, and fun—in other words, perfect for children who love to get their hands dirty. Three-Dimensional Art Adventures introduces young artists to groundbreaking masterpieces and fresh techniques, then lets them loose. Each chapter covers a movement or category of three-dimensional art: Early Sculpture, Modern Sculpture, Installation, Ceramics, Collage, and Textiles. Projects begin with a story of a famous work—Louise Bourgeois's Maman, Claes Oldenburg's Trowel, Ai Weiwei's Forever Bicycles—followed by a question-and-answer section. Then it's time to hit the brushes, or charcoal, or scissors. The projects cover a wide range of media, from themed collages to clay sculptures to Cubist-inspired tapestries, with a variety of difficulty levels, always encouraging and expanding the child's natural creative abilities.