The Organic Artist for Kids

Immersed in the natural world, The Organic Artist for Kids inspires creativity by connecting kids and their adults to our wilderness roots.

In addition to offering a wide variety of fun, collaborative projects using nature as a source for art supplies and inspiration, this book also introduces the concepts of awareness and perception that are fundamental to the creative process. Children will be encouraged to learn new skills, build resilience, and be resourceful as part of an urgent struggle to prevent and undo Nature Deficit Disorder. Rooted in experimentation and an understanding that fun is fundamental to learning, kids will refine their drawing skills, as well as increase their appreciation for the visual arts and the natural landscape.

Just some of the projects and skills covered include:

  • Making pens and wild inks
  • Making paint from stones and rocks
  • Crafting your own paintbrushes
  • Making simple stencils and rubbings

The Organic Artist for Kids encourages you to return to the days when art was made with all-natural materials like charcoal and birch bark.

Net Galley Review :

Nick covers different aspects of the art creation process ranging from paint brush making, paint creation, mixed media arts, stamps, land art and more! He also includes snippets of historical facts and tips that are relevant each project, which I found very interesting. There is also recognition of nature awareness and invasive species management, which I appreciated. I also enjoyed that Nick encourages exploration and experimentation throughout the book. Perfect for my homeschool kids as we go out an explore nature.

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