New Titles!

Come check out these new titles about art from the OISE Library!

Why Your Five-Year-Old Could Not Have Done That 

Artists by Hans Arp to Andy Warhol are featured in this title. Paintings, sculptures, street art, and installations are just some types of pieces discussed in this book. The simplicity of each piece is explained through their cultural contexts and how they have expressed such complex notions in the history of ideas. 100 specially selected works of modern art can be described as sometimes expressing inner torment or an idea that has come out of social or political events. As noted in this title, the author argues why a five-year-old could not have done any of these modern works of art, regardless of their technical abilities! The author, Susie Hodge, promises and guarantees this book will transform and inform your future gallery experiences!

Hands: Growing up to be an artist 

This colourful and interesting children’s book celebrates the creative spirit within us all. The story is about a child living with her mother and father who love creating things with their hands. This book illustrates the many ways to be an artist, whether it is painting, sewing, building, or even gardening! The pages include colourful photographs of different art supplies, like scissors, rulers, fabric, and other random materials that when used all together can become masterpieces! A perfect read for any young artist!

Reaching and Teaching: Students with Special Needs through Art 

Knowledge and expertise of professionals in the fields of art education and special education are combined in this book. There is a meaningful integration of art instruction and the core understanding of students with special needs. Many chapters are dedicated to a specific special need, such as students with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, or students who are blind or visually impaired. Specific tips and knowledge for each demographic are described so teachers can tailor their lessons effectively. An example of a tip from the book is fine motor skills are an essential competency for children who are blind, because they allow them to explore the world. Furthering this, children who are blind tend to taste materials; therefore being aware of this tip will encourage teachers to have non-toxic and non-choking hazards as materials. The information provided in this title is always in the context of instruction and the art classroom!

These and other new titles can be found on the New Acquisitions shelf of the first floor of the OISE library!

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