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Score: 10.0/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 3843 - Art Ideas
Brand / Author: Usborne activities

Art Ideas
January 2003

Art Ideas product reviews

An inspiring book with original ideas for creating stunning paintings and drawings using paints, pastels, inks, crayons and other media.

Includes clear step-by-step explanations on how to use different types of paint and materials.

With a concealed spiral binding so the book opens conveniently flat, this is an ideal gift for any would-be artist.

art   drawing   ideas   paint   usborne
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Review by: samantha203 (Samantha)
Dated: 5th of February, 2013

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This Review: 10/10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10
Clear Instructions:
Score 10 out of 10
Clear Diagrams:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

I have been searching for some great art books for my 11 year old daughter who is really into drawing and painting at the moment. I hadn't seen much in the shops so I searched on line and came across the Usbourne art series of books which really appealed to me and then later found some for sale on trade me.

This book is fantastic, it shows lots of different ways of using art materials with information on how to use each thing like how to clean paintbrushes and store them. The art projects have clear step by step instructions to follow or children could easily come up with their own ideas by using the pictures and choosing their own materials to use. For example one of the projects used crayon and ink, and we didnt have any ink so we created the same picture using paint.

It is already packed full of ideas for art projects but children can certainly use it to create their own ideas by copying the techniques shown. There is a section in the back of the book that touches on further ideas that show different ways to do some of the projects in the book.

It would make a great teaching resource in the classroom as it has so many ideas and could last a whole year worth of art projects. Definetly a good buy for us and it will certainly keep my 11 year old busy on the weekends and especially on rainy days.

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