Friday, November 6, 2009


I love art books for children!!

Andy Warhol: Paintings for Children contains a surprising amount of information, paintings, photographs, questions about the art to get children thinking, and more. (And age appropriate, considering the artist...) I was really pleased with this library book!

We have several of the Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists books.
Andy Warhol is a wonderful addition to our collection, with information about the artist from birth until his death, large easy-to-read font for younger children, a bit about the Pop Art movement and examples of other art during the period, and cartoon drawings. (Again, nothing inappropriate or controversial.)

My favorite board books are the Mini Masters series (probably the only ones we will continue to look at when the boys have completely outgrown that stage...), and I was excited to find an Andy Warhol board book in another series. Leif loves it. He has been carrying it around everywhere and fell asleep with it a couple nights ago. Very fun and bright!! (Because of its simplicity and bright colors, this board book would make a great baby gift...)

After reading Andy Warhol: Paintings for Children, the inspiration hit me to have an impromptu painting project:
Rorschach paintings a la Warhol.

The Warhol Project

And, well, that put me in the mood to make a fun art display in the hallway.
I was thinking I needed more Pop Art.
Will this work?
I made matching collages for each of the boys.

Luke Warhol


Gina said...

I love this art project idea! I'm always looking for art projects to do with my kids, we'll be trying this for sure, and we'll be hunting down those books. Thanks for sharing this!

Laura at By the Bushel said...

We've been following the book you recommended 'The Story of the Orchestra' with the CD & it has been a great tool. I'm seeing art coming on the horizon, as you've mentioned here and before. We're in 'start-up' mode this year, doing well, but slowly adding in as I become more accustomed to the rhythm of our activities. I can't thank you enough for your blog & the great ideas, as well as inspiring lovely ideas & thoughts. I don't always comment but always read. Thanks, Laura

Unknown said...

Wow. The project looks so fun and I totally LOVE your pop art! Just as cool as can be!

Lora @ my blessed life said...

I am always on the lookout for good art books for my kiddos, too! Thanks for the tips! And I LOVE how your projects turned out, too:)

Anonymous said...

LOVE the Pop Art Picniking! I may need to copycat! :)
Cherie G.