5 Books To Get Kids Excited About Art

Are you looking to buy a gift for an art loving child? Maybe you are looking to buy a book to teach and inspire your own children at home? Whatever your motivation, we have taken the hard work out of choosing the best child’s art book. Below we have rounded up our 5 favorites below for you to choose from.

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5 Books To Get Kids Excited About Art

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Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages

Written by an experienced Art Teacher, Art Lab for Kids, is packed full of ideas to create 52 different fine art projects. Dip in and out as you please or follow the weekly lesson plans, which begin with drawing practise, then move onto painting, printmaking, building paper collages and mixed media projects. Each activity is illustrated with colorful examples, but these are only a starting point. The open ended style of the activities encourages your child to express themselves and their own ideas throughout the different projects. Ideal for 8-12 year olds.

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The Art Book for Children

A delightful introduction to art history for kids of all ages. The Art Book for Children showcases the works of 30 of the great artists including Van Gogh, Matisse, Rembrant and Warhol. It discusses their masterpieces in a way that children can understand and relate their imaginations too.  Sit down and discover why artists choose to work the way they did and the different techniques they used to create it.

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Art for Kids: Drawing: The Only Drawing Book You’ll Ever Need to Be the Artist You’ve Always Wanted to Be. By Kathryn Temple 

Encourage your child’s drawing skills to come to life with this entertaining and informative book. Art or Kids: Drawing guides your child through exercises in contour drawing techniques, how to make basic shapes and then working through drawing people, animals, landscapes and more. Why not have a go yourself as well?

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Art Workshop for Children: How to Foster Original Thinking with more than 25 Process Art Experiences by  Barbara Rucci and Betsy McKenna

Nurture your budding little artists with the 25 child-led activities contained in Art Workshop for Children. This book is all about encouraging your child to think creatively and freely explore the materials and processes themselves, rather than creating a specific end result. It begins by exploring basic materials and then gradually adds new supplies as the book continues. Great for kids of all ages.

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The School of Art: Learn How to Make Great Art with 40 Simple Lessons By Teal Triggs

Let the 5 Professors from The School of Art guide you through the basics of art and design, including composition, color, line, shape and perspective. Each of the 40 lessons has a suggested activity to try at home after reading. Aimed at the 9-12 crowd this is a great book for older kids who already have an interest in art and would like to learn more.


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