Activities and Adventures in Expressionism
Watson-Guptill, Hardcover, 9780823025060, 48pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2005
• Interactive introduction to 6 famous artists: Vincent van Gogh, Edvard Munch, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Vassily Kandinsky,
Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock
• Hands-on approach to understanding
• Parents and teachers need Art Explorers—ideal for homeschoolers, too!
The Art Explorers series offers a new approach to art, encouraging kids to interpret what they see in famous artworks, then try the techniques themselves. Express Yourself!: Activities and Adventures in Expressionism, the third book in the series, draws children into the compelling, dramatic world of expressionism by highlighting the work of six famous artists. From modern expressionists (Van Gogh, Munch) to German expressionists (Kirchner, Kandinsky) to abstract expressionists (De Kooning, Pollock), each artist is represented by a famous artwork, paired with questions to get kids thinking about what they see. Easy-to-follow activities provide hands-on experience with the artist’s techniques, subject, and mediums, each illustrated with examples by real kids. Packed with great art and ideas, Express Yourself! lets kids understand art—and become artists themselves.
Surrealism" and "Picture This!: Activities and Adventures in Impressionism," was the family programs coordinator at
The Museum of Modern Art in New York for eight years. She lives in New York.