Modern Art for Kids: Hands-On Art and Craft Activities Inspired by the Masters (Art Stars) (Paperback)
Take a fun and engaging illustrated journey through modern art history, from Impressionism to Minimalism, to meet key artists and make crafts inspired by their work.
Modern Art for Kids, the debut book in the Art Stars series, is a charmingly illustrated hands-on guide packed with fun facts, amazing stories about the lives of artists, and arty-crafty activities for interactive learning. Filled with bite-sized summaries, the aim of this book is to inspire curious kids with interesting art topics and expose them to the freedom of creativity and the power of imagination.
Explore these and more incredible artists and art movements:
- Claude Monet (Impressionism) – Make your own serene Paper Pond Lilies.
- Vincent van Gogh (Post-Impressionism) – Use expressive swirls to make a Salty Night.
- Sonia Delaunay (Orphism) – Experiment with bright colors and shapes by making Colorful Lollipops.
- Frida Kahlo (Surrealism) – Channel the artist and her work by making an upcycled Flower Crown.
- Andy Warhol (Pop Art) – Set up your own “Factory” and make a Recycled Tray Print.
So journey through the ages, let your imagination run wild, and become an art star!
The Art Stars series introduces kids to the story of art through fun illustrated biographies of influential artists paired with simple hands-on activities inspired by their work. For thousands of years, people have been making and enjoying art. From miniature paintings to monumental sculptures, art is a universal language to express beliefs and feelings. Over the course of history, art historians have tried to organize all the different styles and types of art into movements. You don’t need to know anything about art to enjoy it, but learning the fascinating stories of artists and art movements will help you enjoy it even more.
About the Author
Stephanie Ho Poon is an art historian with a double masters from University of Cambridge and Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She is a cultural professional who is passionate about education and crafting. She consults for major art institutions and organizations around the world and sits on the Advisory Council of Design Trust, the Advisory Committee of MILL6’s Centre for Heritage, Arts, and Textiles, and serves as a Board Member of Ocean Park Corporation, chairing its Conservation & Education sub-committee. Modern Art for Kids is her debut children’s book. Like many mothers, she strives to find a balance between her career and her family, and this book is the representation of combining her two life passions. She lives with her husband and three children in Hong Kong, and regularly shares their crafting activities via instagram @littlecitytales.