Whenever I find myself stuck for inspiration, I always turn to books. Picture books are a secret passion of mine. I love looking at the exquisite illustrations as it puts me back in touch with why art is important.
Children learn much about the world through books and as educators we can use books to help children understand what we are teaching.
This episode shares my list of favorite art books not just for the art room but for everyday inspiration.
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Books Referenced in Show
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel and Amanda Hall
Child’s Introduction to Art: The World’s Greatest Paintings and Sculptures by Heather Alexander and Meredith Hamilton
Modern Art Adventures: 36 Creative, Hands-On Projects Inspired by Artists from Monet to Banksy by Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw
The Museum by Susan Verde and Peter H Reynolds
Dianna Hutts Aston Books/website
Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal
Botanicum: Welcome to the Museum curated by Katie Scott and Kathy Willis
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle
Ladies Drawing Night: Make Art, Get Inspired, Join the Party by Julia Rothman, Leah Goren, Rachael Cole
Not discussed in the podcast, but this book is a new discovery!
Above and Below by Hanako Clulow
Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life by Todd Oldham
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