ART SPARKS: IDEAS. METHODS. PROCESS.
The book Art Sparks written by our founder and executive director Nisha Nair, is an invaluable resource for art teachers, practising artists and interested parents.
What do children learn through art? What is the value of what they're learning?
Exploring these questions seriously for the first time in the Indian educational context, this book guides the interested adult through an engaging and uniquely successful process of art making with children. The method – based on a workshop model – assumes that an artist is not simply an individual who is born with an innate natural talent, someone who can ‘draw well’. Rather anyone can be taught art, and the learning outcomes of such an education are vast. Children will learn not only to create art, but also to be curious, ask questions and trust their imagination. Art Sparks comprises a step-by-step guide to art lessons, as well as thoughtful and clear summaries of ideas on art and art teaching.
The book can be purchased at TaraBooks's website here and ships worldwide!
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