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  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 August 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781526784544
  • Stock: 36 in stock
  • Size: 216x282 mm
  • Illustrations: 150
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: £18.99
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Let’s Make Art


12 craft projects for children; Fun makes using everyday household items, plus 12 mini makes by Karen Louise Davies, Alice Hendy

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Book Description

This book offers families a cherry picked selection of Alice and Karen’s tried and tested art projects with clear instructions on how to make them at home. They reveal their top tips for creating stunning art work that parents and children will want to keep and display (rather than consign to the recycling bin)! All the projects use a household item as the starting point, making the activities largely accessible. Within this framework the book is
organised into sections according to the time scale of the project to help families make the most of the time they have available beginning with shorter projects.

A comprehensive but affordable kit list is part of the introduction and includes many items families will already own. Along with a basic kit list Alice and Karen spill a few in house secrets about their go-to materials for maximum impact and a professional finish. Plastic materials are kept to a minimum. Let’s Make Art champion sustainable, recycled art projects with their home based starting point for projects.

This craft book for children and their families is a unique addition to the market as it elevates children’s art to the status it deserves by showing children how to achieve bold work with a professional finish. The projects are cheeky, flamboyant and have their own very particular style, especially the costumes and wearable artwork. Having worked for galleries, libraries and restaurants Let’s Make Art have amassed an array of art projects that avoid messy clearing up for parents and children.

About the Author

About Karen Louise Davies, Alice Hendy

Artists Karen and Alice began Let’s Make Art in the Summer of 2012 in a community hall with their combined stash of art materials and a shared vision for the providing the highest quality art workshops for children and adults. Since then Let’s Make Art has travelled far and wide, taking its playful and stylish workshops to schools, galleries, festivals, fashion houses, parks, cafes, hospitals and libraries.

Karen is a designer and art educator. She gained a degree in Textiles and Fashion at UWE, Bristol and has over 14 years’ experience of teaching art in schools. Karen has extensive experience of managing events and workshops for festivals, businesses and registered charities.

Alice is an artist and a teacher. Her degree is in primary education and she also has a background in fine art, having studied sculpture. Alice has taught in Finland and the UK, specialising in literacy and art. She works as a photographer in Bristol and beyond.

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