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Paint lab for kids : 52 creative adventures in painting and mixed-media for budding artists of all ages / Stephanie Corfee.
Publication Information:
Beverly, Massachusetts : Quarry Books, 2016

Physical Description:
144 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.


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An inspiring collection of ideas and projects for encouraging an artistic spirit in children!

Paint Lab for Kids features 52 fun, fresh, and kid-friendly art lessons that each explore a paint medium, technique, or effect. Popular artist and author Stephanie Corfee offers an exciting resource of easy-to-follow instructions supported throughout with step-by-step, full-color photographs. Each sequence is accompanied by finished samples and variations as well as the inspiring work of a prominent artist. The projects can be used independently throughout the year or as a curriculum for hands-on art experiences. This is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new teachers. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises. Paint Lab for Kids is an excellent resource to get your kids working and creating with paint.

"Any artist of any age will find an overflowing toolbox in Paint Lab for Kids. Stephanie's new book makes me want to drop everything and paint. Paint Lab for Kids is overflowing with new ideas that I can't wait to try out in my own studio before I even share them with my kid. I love that the project techniques are ones my daughter can build upon and use throughout her entire creative life." - Ashley Hackshaw, founder of

"What fantastic assignments--all paired with inspiring art from contemporary artists. What a treat!" - Lilla Rogers, owner of artist agency Lilla Rogers Studio and author of I Just Like to Make Things

Author Notes

Painter, illustrator, and graphic designer Stephanie Corfee is the author of three books on art and illustration, all published by Walter Foster: Fashion Design Workshop (7/11), Creative Doodling & Beyond (12/11), and Creative Illustration & Beyond (11/13). She has licensed her artwork for use on children's wall decor, apparel, home goods, and other products to such clients as Lil Blue Boo, Oopsy Daisy, and Target, and sells commissioned artwork, prints of her illustrations, and one-of-a-kind accessories online. Stephanie also offers tutorials, downloads, and online workshops on her website/blog,

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Library Journal Review

Even though "for kids" is included in the title, this guide is actually aimed at adults-primarily parents and teachers-to help them share creative time with their children and students. Painter and graphic designer Corfee (Fashion Design Workshop) offers projects that can help children discover painting, building their imaginations and confidence. After a short introductory section addressing supplies, cleanup, and general tips for making art with children, 52 designs are presented. The projects are step by step, but improvisation and experimentation are highly encouraged. The activities, appropriate for a range of ages, with many including adaptations for both the younger and more advanced set, are arranged in sections: basic technique; ideas and imagination; color interaction and mixing; mixed media; and inspiration. All projects employ painting, with numerous types of paint and other media, such as printmaking and collage, included. -VERDICT This guide has great potential for educational and parenting crossover appeal. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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