Saturday, September 21, 2019

Playing with Collage: Learn the Art of Collage from a Master, by Jeannie Baker [Review & Giveaway USA/CANADA]

My thoughts: The artist Jennie Baker brings the craft of artistic collage to a new height showing intriguing combinations of materials with which to create beautiful visionary pieces of art. More of a craft than traditional art, the use of textual materials pieced together stunningly are used in the playful art form of collage.

This is a great book for school libraries and teachers of art as well as elementary and preschool. Hands of all ages will enjoy the creation of long lasting or temporary artistic expressions using materials they find about their normal day-to-day living.

Here in the fall of the year and at the beginning of the school year, I can see this as a useful, enjoyable guide for persons of all ages.

About the book: With this gem of a book, readers are invited to trust their instincts -- and play -- as they follow the advice of an award-winning collage artist.

Whether using dried flowers or tiny shells, spaghetti or postage stamps, Jeannie Baker draws from the world around her to make work that is singularly beautiful and imaginative. Incorporating a wide range of textures, her arresting collage pieces have earned her international acclaim. Now she shares her secrets and encourages readers to get creative: each of the four main sections in Playing with Collage presents an abstract collage by the artist and offers suggestions and starting points for anyone aspiring to master the art.
Win a copy for yourself, a teacher, or a school library
Begins September 22
Ends October 20 at 12:01 a.m. EDT
Open to USA & CANADA addresses only.
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Candlewick to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given.


  1. The book "Quest" - This book looks like a great book to captivate the imagination of children by going on a quest to rescue the king and his kingdom from darkness

  2. A World of Discovery-It would be interesting to read this book it takes us from the wheel to the telephone to the Internet

  3. I think the book Trees looks absolutely beautiful for kids to learn about nature. And Life would be a cool way to learn about science

  4. 1. I like the book A World of Cities because I enjoy reading about major cities in the world that I have visited as well as learning about the cities I have yet to see in person.

    2. I also like The World of Information because I enjoy learning background information about many things that are informative and unique.

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  5. 1. I like the book An Artist's Alphabet because it utilizes nature in the art and I like giving these kind of books to my grandsons.

    2. I also like Birds of a Color for the same reason as above really.


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