Three-Dimensional Art Adventures: 36 Creative, Artist-Inspired Projects in Sculpture, Ceramics, Textiles, and More

Jill Laidlaw (Author) Maja Pitamic (Author)


Three-dimensional art is bold, tactile, and fun--in other words, perfect for children who love to get their hands dirty.

Three-Dimensional Art Adventures introduces young artists, ages 6 and up, to groundbreaking masterpieces and fresh techniques, then lets them loose. Children will:
- Weave a tapestry using yarn and a shoebox loom
- Use found and recycled materials to assemble a still-life collage
- Tie-dye a T-shirt using several pattern-creation techniques
- Design and build a shadow box on a personal theme
- Use modeling clay and pipe cleaners to create a spider sculpture
- Create a colorful flower arrangement using wire, tissue paper, and other materials
- Fold and cut paper, cardboard, and magazine photos to build an elaborate street scene
- Carve a portrait into a clay slab and paint the raised surfaces to enhance the image
- and 28 other engaging, hands-on projects.

Authors and educators Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw also explore the stories and meanings behind 18 well-known works of three-dimensional art as inspiration for these kid-tested, exciting, and creative projects. No prior knowledge of three-dimensional art is required--just enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to discover.

Product Details

Chicago Review Press
Publish Date
September 01, 2016
7.2 X 0.6 X 8.6 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

Maja Pitamic is the coauthor of Modern Art Adventures and the popular Art in Action books. She has over 20 years' experience teaching young children, and holds degrees in art history and Montessori teacher training.

Jill Laidlaw has been writing and editing children's and adult nonfiction since 1990, including Modern Art Adventures. She has a degree in art history from the University of St. Andrews.


"This sturdy paperback is a handsome resource for art enthusiasts." --Booklist Online
"It's a book that succeeds for its ambition and breadth as it helps brings art out of the museum and makes it immediate and relevant in the lives of readers." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
"One of the most engaging, exciting and user-friendly art books that I've ever used. It's not only a great resource for teaching art, it's an absolutely gorgeous book that is a pleasure to view." --The Old Schoolhouse