RATING - 4/5
BOOK: Hands On Art & Craft (Book 4)
AUTHOR: Shweta Gupta
PUBLISHER: SAAR Books Publications
PRICE: Rs 325
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Art has been defined in many ways and words by the masters over the years. Art is a mode of communication as well as enjoyment for children. Children not only reveal their innermost feelings, emotions, thoughts, and ideas through their creations but also get immense pleasure while going through the process of making an artwork.
This book will show a new path to children in the light of "SEVEN ELEMENTS OF ART".
It is time to reflect on the thought... "We need to train children to be a doctor, an engineer, a computer professional, a pilot... Do we ever train them to be an Artist? You must be wondering that what is there to teach on the subject? The book answers your questions.
Yes! Art needs to be taught like Maths has formulas, Art has Elements, Science has discoveries, Art has Principles. And when these elements and principles of art are combined with other subjects it becomes a never to forget experience.
Imagine the experience of learning about descending and ascending order with patterns and shapes in an artwork or animal homes with weaving, or plant uses in stickers! I am sure most of you will answer "No". It is the time to learn it now. This book not only teaches the Elements and Principles of art but also combines them with other curriculum areas in order to involve children in the learning process.
This book allows children to explore craft activities equally as art ones which are again based on Fundamentals of Art combined with other curriculum subjects.
It serves as a construction manual of Art Education. It describes tools and blueprints you will find needful to help children to connect their experiences and learning in other subjects too!
Hands on Art & Craft is moving on a positive path of changing the education system in India. If you have not read my review of first three books, then go ahead and read it here - Hands on Art & Craft Book 1, Hands on Art & Craft Book 2 & Hands on Art & Craft Book 3.
Let's begin the review...
Hands on Art & Craft Book 4 is all about Science, Social Science, Life, Nature, Music & Sports. After analyzing, I just have one word to describe this book, 'Melange' which means mixture. It is a perfect combination of all phases of life, science, history, geography, nature, music and sports.
It's really hard to imagine a book which deals with all the important subjects that every child has to study in an artistic way. But, the author of Hands on Art & Craft has made it a reality.
This book will boost the child's hunger for knowledge and will motivate to keep learning. It will embark your child on a journey full of new experiences. A journey which will mould your child's future in such a way that you will be proud of.
So, let's now take a look at the Activities your child will get to do in this book:
1. Elements of Art
2. Line Art Food Chain
3. Oh! Wow I made a Globe
4. Zentangle the Tangrams
5. Dot Art Tiger
6. Food Pyramid with Templates
7. Learn Camouflage with embossed Chameleon
8. Line Art Muscular System
9. National Emblem With Grid Technique
10. My Perspective with Scrapbook Paper
11. Collaborate with fractions
12. Geodesic dome
13. Let's explore space in marine life
14. My favourite Sportsperson looks Smart in Mosaic
15. Colourify the dance forms of India
16. Popsicle Stick Honeycomb or beehive
17. Let's Draw Mammals with Madhubani
18.Let's Create Textures
19. Quilling with the States of Matter
20. Add Wooden Textures to Trees while on Jungle Safari
21. Let's Collaborate with Origami Cranes
22. M F Hussain's Horse on Burlap
23. Skeletal System
24. Textured Aztec Mask
25. Colour the Coral Reef
26. Sand Art - Life cycle of Butterfly
27. Mosaic Art Solar System
28. Create your own music with Quilling
29. Journey till the centre of the Earth with Sand Art
30. Colourful Butterflies Pop Up Card
Now that you know what's in here for your child, you can easily visualize how it will look when your child completes this book. Apart from these amazing activities, each activity has a "Good to Know" section where some amazing unknown facts are mentioned related to the activity.
Also, this book comes with a FREE material board which contains required materials for the activities like Ice Cream Sticks, Sand, Bubble Sheet, Origami Sheet, Brads, Toothpick, Mosaic, Quilling Tool & Strips.
Once your children have completed all the activities of the book, you can award them the "Certificate of Achievement" which is attached in the end of the book. It will boost the children to keep learning new stuff.
Overall, I loved this book and would surely recommend every school to add it to the curriculum and remember, "Children who grow up feeling loved deeply become adults who are pre-wired to love deeply".