When “Art Play by Marion Deuchars” landed on my desk last week, I was truly excited. A4 in size with a definitely “arty feel” exploring colours, shapes, patterns, etc which will encourage our children to explore all avenues of art. Just having a quick flick through I can see dot-to-dots, pencil techniques, blank pages, scribble colouring, line drawing, etc.
What I like most about this book is it all has the appearance of “hand drawn” rather than computer printed, no exact lines which will enable the artist to relax and express themselves instead of criticising themselves for not being perfect.
The perfect Christmas present for the budding artist.
24 October 2016
Laurence King Publishing
Art Play, published by Laurence King in October 2016, encourages children aged 7+ to explore the wonderful, art-filled world of Marion Deuchars.
Get stuck into printing, painting, drawing and creating with over 50 unique activities spread across 224 pages of sketchbook paper, designed to house your mini-artist’s curious creations. This fantastic new book is the the perfect platform for creative play, and also helps to shape and form artistic ability and confidence.
With 7 themed chapters: Drawing, Colour, Shapes, Paint, Paper, Printing and Pattern, Art Play will bring out the artist in everyone.
Marion Deuchars is an award-winning and internationally bestselling illustrator. She published her first activity book, Let’s Make Some Great Art in 2010. Since then, she has sold over 300,000 books. Previous titles include Bob The Artist, Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art, and Draw, Paint, Print like the Great Artists.