A lifelong love of art is one of the greatest gifts an adult can bestow on a child—and no period of art is better loved or more available to children than Impressionism. Monet and the Impressionists for Kids invites children to delight in Cassatt’s mothers and children, Renoir’s dancing couples, and Gaugin’s island scenes; 21 activities explore Monet’s quick shimmering brush strokes, Cezanne’s brilliant rectangles of color, Seurat’s pointillism, and Degas’ sculpture-like circles of dancers. Kids will learn how the artists’ friendships sustained them through repeated rejection by the Parisian art world, and how they lived, painted, and thrilled to the vibrant life of Paris at the approach of the 20th century. A resource section guides readers to important museums and Web sites around the world.
About the Author
Carol Sabbeth is the author of Kids’ Computer Creations and Crayons and Computers. A long-time art educator, she currently teaches art workshops for children. She lives in Denver, Colorado.
“A handsome book.” —Metrokids
“Carol Sabbeth continues bringing elementary students books that help them enjoy the visual arts.” —The Book Report
“You can be an impressionist, too, by simply doing some of the activities in Monet and the Impressionists for Kids.” —Children’s Digest