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Art For All Ages

Reignite Your Artistic Self

Corinne Miller Schaff


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“A valuable resource for learning or renewing your art skills… With the book as a guide, my granddaughter and I enjoyed painting watercolors together. Cori Schaff makes the fundamentals fun.”
-Carol Strickland, PHD, author of The Annotated Mona Lisa: A crash course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern

Art for All Ages’s purpose is to go beyond the mechanics of creating art to fire up the inspiration that promotes it in the first place. This approach places Corinne Miller Schaff ’s book in a category of its own…”
—Midwest Book Review, D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer

The world is becoming more visual, inspired by technology that continually provides more ways to communicate visually. New opportunities call on us to improve our visual literacy. That means understanding what we see and being able to communicate it, the very skills this book is designed to help you acquire.

Art for All Ages is unique in that it combines quality ”how-to” art instruction with self-discovery in three integrated parts:

Recipes for Success
The activity lessons in Art for All Ages are time-tested—selected from visual curriculum the author developed over 35-years teaching art in public schools, and privately to adults and multi-generational groups of all ages. Art history is an important component, seamlessly available within the lessons.

Essential Ingredients
Each Recipe for Success calls for its own Essential Ingredient, one or more art skills that you will use to complete the Recipe’s activity. Adults and adults along with children can dive into the book at any point to find inspiration, choose activities, and acquire skills in fun, “user-friendly” ways.

The author is passionate about nurturing the artists’ experience: an energized focus, feelings of reconnection, and centeredness that are, above all, therapeutic. Gems await you in the book’s Self-Discovery sections. Some chapters, like “Brain Facts & Your Innate Creativity,” unwrap key discoveries. Others are more inspirational, like “Mindfulness, Meditation & Art.” All explore inner benefits that this book invites you to experience.

“Art for All Ages is a brilliant resource for anyone wanting to explore art making as a tool for meditation and personal growth—and so much more!”
–Whitney Freya, Artist, Author of Rise Above, Free Your Mind One Brush Stroke at a Time

Make a well-deserved appointment with yourself to explore your creative capabilities. Make art in the Art for All Ages way and enjoy re-igniting your artistic self.

Top Reads Publishing, LLC, 9781970107036, 192pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2020

About the Author

Corinne Miller Schaff (aka “Mrs. Art”) is an award-winning teacher and juried artist whose works can be found in galleries, homes and businesses across the country.

She has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Art Education from Indiana University and Stanford University, respectively. Cori has taught art for over 35 years at every grade level, primarily within the Irvine Unified School District. Currently she mentors future art teachers and leads small workshops for budding artists aged 3 to 93.

Outside the classroom she has worked tirelessly to promote visual literacy, a skill taught in Art for All Ages.

She lives in Southern California continuing her commitment to make the transformative artist experience—what she calls the “Pizazz of the Heart”—an everyday miracle for students of all ages.