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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Their Lives and Ideas: 24 Activities (For Kids) [Paperback]

Carol Sabbeth

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31 Aug 2005 1556525699 978-1556525698
Children will find artistic inspiration as they learn about iconic artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in these imaginative and colorful activities. The art and ideas of Kahlo and Rivera are explored through projects that include painting a self-portrait Kahlo-style, creating a mural with a social message like Rivera, making a Day of the Dead ofrenda , and crafting an Olmec head carving. Vibrant illustrations throughout the book include Rivera's murals and paintings, Kahlo's dreamscapes and self-portraits, pre-Columbian art and Mexican folk art, as well as many photographs of the two artists. Children will learn that art is more than just pretty pictures; it can be a way to express the artist's innermost feelings, a source of everyday joy and fun, an outlet for political ideas, and an expression of hope for a better world. Sidebars will introduce children to other Mexican artists and other notable female artists. A time line, listings of art museums and places where Kahlo and Rivera's art can be viewed, and a list of relevant websites complete this cross-cultural art experience.

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"I felt Frida Kahlo's strength and drive in this book. She always dared to be herself, and it takes a lot of courage, especially for a woman, to break the rules ... I learned a lot." --Elna Climent, painter "A charming introduction ... will provide hours of quiet fun." -- The Virginian-Pilot "A good catch for anyone interested in the art of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo." -- Kliatt "Beautiful." -- Nashville Parent "Richly illustrated." -- Children's Literature "An inviting and educational journey." -- BC Parent "This creative, colorful book is healthy inspiration for young artists." -- Metro Parent "The well-written and interesting text is made even livelier with a colorful, appealing layout." -- VOYA

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Carol Sabbeth presents art workshops to children and teachers throughout the United States. She also impersonates famous female artists in storytelling performances to bring their artistry to life. She teaches at the American School of Paris's summer program, and is the author of "Crayons and Computers," "Kids' Computer Creations," and "Monet and the Impressionists for Kids."

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4.0 out of 5 stars Latin American Culture and Art 12 July 2007
By Adina Castillo - Published on Amazon.com
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Great resource for teaching about Latin American artisits and culture. The project ideas were original and the background information was very helpful.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent activities 17 Jun 2014
By Madeline - Published on Amazon.com
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I loved the activities and the stories around it. Wonderful book that can be used at different levels of Spanish.
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesrting Book 13 Aug 2013
By Donna R. - Published on Amazon.com
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The book keep me coming back. It was funny, educational and I love the fabulous pictures. I also loved how determine Frida and Diego were.Tthey did not let ANYTHING get in the way of the goals they wanted to achieve!
The activity for children to do were interesting and plentiful,
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