A couple of weeks ago we received in the mail, Global Art: Activities, Projects, and Inventions from Around the World from Gryphon House. Once Leann opened the package and realized this was an art program she literally did a little dance!! Needless to say she was just a tad bit excited to do some art projects!!
This 190 page art book travels around the globe, taking you on a journey through the different continents. You get to visit Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America. Each chapter/continent is also broken up into different country or cultural groups. Suggested age group is K-5th grade, but my 7th grader had just as much fun creating these creations.
Each continent has a brief intro to the area and a list of suggestive books to correlate with the project being done. Each project is Titled and has a easy to read key at the top of the page. Experience Level is based on 1, 2 or 3 stars, Art techniques tell you which medium you will be using; painting, sculpture, construction, drawing, collage, or painting. Planning and Preparations is pretty easy to follow, with a 1- all materials are likely to be found in you home, 2- all materials are familiar but may have to be found or purchased , 3- required materials that may be unfamiliar, but easily found in art stores or hardware stores.
Leann was so excited to start that we actually started our 1st project on the day we received our book in the mail. How does your table look when you do Art??
Do you struggle with Art? Do you feel as though your art projects don’t go hand and hand with other subject? Global Art: Activities, Projects, and Inventions from Around the World will help you. I would recommend this product to everyone!! It is super easy to follow, actually my kids did most of the projects on their own. My part was the actual reading of the books.
How we used this:
First we looked over the whole book, actually we did this numerous times! Then we picked which continent we wanted to learn a bit more about. Then we looked at crafts that we already had the supplies on hand for. I quick trip to the library for a few books, and a quick search on Google to back up my findings, we were ready for our lessons. I would give the girls just a bit of background information and then turn them loose to create…then once they were finished we would talk more about the process and how it might be different/same today. We would read some of the books and then we might go back and try the project again using a different process.
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