The New Zealand Art Activity Book (Paperback)
Bursting with art activities, this fun new edition of the Art Activity Book aimed at young New Zealanders is sure to please – both children and their teachers and caregivers. This new edition of a much loved and used book includes reproductions of 51 historical and contemporary works from Te Papa’s art collection, new works commissioned from contemporary New Zealand artists, and art-based activities. The wide range of art activities is designed to introduce children to a variety of different creative processes. Kids’ imaginations can run wild as they explore new techniques while developing their understanding and enjoyment of art.
This book has been written and developed by Helen Lloyd, Gallery Educator at City Gallery Wellington, in consultation with Sarah Farrar, Senior Curator Art at Te Papa. Helen is a qualified art teacher with a visual art and art history degree and a Master’s in museum and gallery education. She has 20 years’ experience of teaching art to children of all ages in schools, museums and galleries in the United Kingdom, Russia and New Zealand. She is the author of the first New Zealand Art Activity Book and many online art resources. She is committed to developing inspiring creative learning experiences for children of all ages.
Praise for the previous edition: ‘I long to buy this book for just about every child I know.’ Kate De Goldi, Radio NZ ‘There are ideas to truly stretch your creative muscles, and I’d be inclined not to just leave it for the kids – I couldn’t resist it!’ Crissy Blair, Herald on Sunday ‘A veritable Pandora’s box of drawing activities for children of all ages.’ Art News ‘This book would instil creativity in a child at home or in a classroom … Teachers would find this to be a fantastic resource to have sitting on their bookshelves because the activities could be used to explore a range of curriculum areas such as English, mathematics, visual art and drama.’ Taranaki Daily News ‘Unlike other generic art activity books, this one gives you (and your child) something worth its weight in gold: a concise visual history of Māori made art, modernist and post-modernist art of Aotearoa, New Zealand.’ Leafa Wilson, Waikato Times