Art Making with MoMA: 20 Activities for Kids Inspired by Artists

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Elizabeth Margulies and Cari Frisch
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
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Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
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Art Making with MoMA , from educators at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, presents twenty interactive activities that invite kids (and adults!) to discover the materials and techniques of modern and contemporary artists. Drawing on over eighteen years of research and experience engaging families through programmes, installations and resources at the Museum, this colourful activity book is filled with clear instructions, thought-provoking prompts and reproductions of works in MoMA's collection. Art Making with MoMA encourages personal expression and creative exploration by incorporating materials similar to, and inspired by, those used by artists.

Each project is inspired by a particular artist, movement or design concept, including Cindy Sherman, Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Charles and Ray Eames. In addition to illustrated step-by-step instructions, tips and open-ended questions encourage kids to tap into their own ideas and experiences as they explore new and established techniques for making art. With a range of activities that can be done alone or in a group, many of them with materials scavenged from around the house, this book will inspire hours of tinkering, designing, constructing, creating and discussion.