SHOP TALK | This monthly department highlights products
that are applicable to art education.
Here’s an easy way to get your students inivolved with book-making! Arnold Grummer’s Zig-Zag Books are fun and easy to make. Ten panels present unlimited opportunity for creative expression and personalization. Classroom packs include enough materials to make 12 books, including: 24 sturdy chipboard covers; 12 inserts; cover template; project suggestions; and easy-to-follow instructions.
BARRON’S EDUC. SERIES
Celebrate Day of the Dead with this innovative origami book. Instructions for folding 20 designs, plus 90 sheets of origami paper are included (70 patterned and 20 to color yourself). The book opens with a brief intro to Day of the Dead, then gets right into the art of origami and how the two can work together to help you create beautiful crafts that honor the holiday.
Paper silhouettes are not only beautiful, but intriguing to children. Start with a simple subject matter, and let them cut out their own paper silhouettes. The paper’s matte black finish is designed to create delicate mounted images. Acid and lignin free. Black on one side and bright white on the other side. Also works well for gel pens, chalk and more! Sheet size is 20″ x 30″. The package contains 12 sheets.
MEDIA REVIEWS | Recent releases in print, DVD, CD-ROM, software and
other visual resources are highlighted in this monthly column.
PREPARING EDUCATORS FOR ARTS INTEGRATION:
Placing Creativity at the Center of Learning,
by Gene Diaz and Martha Barry McKenna.
Teachers College Press,
DRAWING TREES AND LEAVES:
Observing and Sketching the Natural World (The Curious Artist),
by Julia Kuo and Michael Wojtech.