Author(s): Catherine DE DUVE
Learn as you become an artist or an explorer! Whether they are guides to museums, catalogues for temporary exhibitions, or books on individual artists, 'Happy Museum!' books are great accessories for children, their families and teachers, on trips to a museum, an exhibition, at home or in school. The approach taken is playful and interactive, so that the child can learn while having fun! The books are peppered with games, comments, food for thought, opportunities for creativity and drawing, and concepts from art history. They help children to assimilate ideas which might seem complicated or abstract: techniques or theories such as 'still life', 'watercolour' or 'Impressionism'. AGES: 4 plus, and the whole family (parents, grandparents, teachers) AUTHOR: Catherine de Duve is an art historian and painter who worked at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium. She designed her first interactive work for children in 1999, a review of James Ensor. She went on as an editor and author to pursue children's art publishing in 2000. Catherine de Duve has written more than thirty books of children's art for Kate'Art Editions, Alice Edition (Brussels), Hatier (Paris) and The Birdcage (USA).