Author(s): Helen Lloyd
Get in the frame with 100+ exciting art activities
Bursting with art activities, this fun new edition of the Art Activity Book aimed at young New Zealanders is sure to please – both children and their teachers and caregivers.
This new edition of a much loved and used book includes reproductions of 51 historical and contemporary works from Te Papa’s art collection, new works commissioned from contemporary New Zealand artists, and art-based activities. The wide range of art activities is designed to introduce children to a variety of different creative processes.
Kids’ imaginations can run wild as they explore new techniques while developing their understanding and enjoyment of art.
You can all stop lamenting the demise of 2013's The New Zealand Art Activity Book because Te Papa Press have just released a new edition and it's excellent. Over 100 brand new activities, 15 brand new artworks by New Zealand artists and 50 other historical and contemporary artworks from Te Papa's collection.
There are activities that will really make you think - about art, about yourself, and about society. Some will take hours, some will make a big mess and some will make you laugh. There's a page at the front to fill in your name and age but I suspect this will also be a favourite with teachers - it will keep your class busy all year - and there's a handy glossary of art terms, Maori, Pasifika and Asian words used throughout the book, and a detailed list of all the artworks.
With its huge range of styles, techniques and media, there's something in here for everyone - from little ones to grandads.
This book has been written and developed by Helen Lloyd, Gallery Educator at City Gallery Wellington, in consultation with Sarah Farrar, Senior Curator Art at Te Papa. Helen is a qualified art teacher with a visual art and art history degree and a Master’s in museum and gallery education. She has 20 years’ experience of teaching art to children of all ages in schools, museums and galleries in the United Kingdom, Russia and New Zealand. Author of the first New Zealand Art Activity Book and many online art resources, she is committed to developing inspiring creative learning experiences for children of all ages.