How Artists See Play, Part of the How Artists See Series from Abbeville Press - Art History - KinderArt
HOW ARTISTS SEE PLAY
Imagination: The Reluctant Dragon
by Maxfield Parrish
Written by: Abbeville Press
Art Appreciation Points of Discussion
Excerpted from How Artists See Play by Colleen Carroll.
Imagination: The Reluctant Dragon, by Maxfield Parrish.
Using your imagination, you can go anywhere you want to go, even to faraway lands where dragons live. Here a young boy and a dragon sit quietly on a stony hill, staring at each other.
- Look at the expressions on their faces. What do you think each is thinking about the other?
- The title of this picture is The Reluctant Dragon. The word reluctant means unwilling or hesitant. Why do you think this dragon is reluctant?
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How Artists See Play: Sports Games Toys Imagination
by: Colleen Carroll
In How Artists See Play, Carroll chooses works that include elements of human play: toys, sports, and imagination. She then asks questions about the works that encourage viewers to locate the answers by looking, thinking, and doing. For The Discus Thrower, for example, she suggests imitating the athlete's pose, to see which muscles are used. Brief biographies of the artists and facts about the art are thoughtfully included at the end of the book. The numerous reproductions are large and clear, with a range of artists represented (Chagall, Rockwell, Calder, Lawrence, Manet, etc.) as well as a range of styles (Japanese, Egyptian, Native American, and more).
How Artists See - Teacher's Guide
This new "omnibus" edition of the How Artists See Teachers’ Guide contains creative, educational activities for using the How Artists See series in the home and classroom. Each chapter in the new guide covers an individual volume in the series: Animals, America, Artists, Cities, The Elements, Families, Feelings, Heroes, People, Play, The Weather, and Work. Teachers will love the standards-based activities that explore artistic concepts and interdisciplinary themes and reinforce concepts children read about in each volume of How Artists See. For easy lesson planning, each chapter is cross-referenced to the national standards in the main content areas, skills are organized with a scope and sequence chart, and a glossary is provided for easy reference to terminology that appears throughout the guide.
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