Stone Painting for Kids: Designs to Spark Your Creativity (Paperback)
Winner of a Bronze 2018 Moonbeam Children's Book AwardThis follow-up to the bestselling The Art of Stone Painting offers a kid-friendly version of an engaging activity that helps promote creativity. Popular stone artist F. Sehnaz Bac, a seasoned archaeologist who markets her painted Sassi dell'Adriatico (Stones of the Adriatic) on Etsy, presents step-by-step instructions for simple projects, accompanied by full-color photographs. Her introduction explains how to find and choose stones, which kinds of materials and tools are safe for kids to use, how to set up a workspace, simple techniques, and other helpful tips.
A splendid variety of patterns begins with illustrations of basic shapes and designs for human figures and faces, animals, numbers and letters, and natural motifs -- flowers, trees, and stars. Other activities include painting stones for games such as tic-tac-toe, chess, and dominoes. Kids will learn lettering techniques for writing names and words on pebbles and how to design holiday-themed decorations. They'll also discover how to assemble multiple stones for picture-making and story-telling. "This is a nice over-sized book. The pictures are beautiful, simple, and large so you can easily see the art work to copy it. Great book, great ideas, tons of great fun " --Wall-to-Wall Books
About the Author
Istanbul native F. Sehnaz Bac studied archaeology at Ege University and has a master's degree in restoration and conservation from the institution's Faculty of Architecture. For two decades, she has worked at many Turkish excavation sites as an archaeologist and draftsman. Her detailed technical drawings have informed her imaginative designs, which are inspired by nature and rendered in watercolor, acrylic, ink, and marker pens.