Art Activity Books for Kids Huge GIVEAWAY

Art Activity Books for Kids Huge GIVEAWAY

Nature is often a theme of Japanese art. Today, I am giving away two Japanese art coloring books and sharing some Japanese art by Hokusai from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. I hope this helps to entertain your kids this summer.

p.s. More art posts for kids:

45 Art Gifts for Seriously Arty Kids by my daughter

10 Inspirational Art Books for Arty Kids

Gifts for Kids Who Hate Art and Reading

Our Art Gift Kits for Arty Kids

Let’s learn about Ukiyo-e!

The ukiyo-e genre of art flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries The term ukiyo-e translates as ‘pictures of the floating world’.

Some ukiyo-e artists specialized in making paintings, but most works were prints. Artists rarely carved their own woodblocks for printing; rather, production was divided between the artist, who designed the prints; the carver, who cut the woodblocks; the printer, who inked and pressed the woodblocks onto hand-made paper; and the publisher, who financed, promoted, and distributed the works.

Hokusai The Great Wave

Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai

The peak period in terms of quantity and quality was marked by portraits of beauties and actors by masters such as Kiyonaga, Utamaro, and Sharaku in the late 18th century. This peak was followed in the 19th century by a pair of masters best remembered for their landscapes: the bold formalist Hokusai, whose Great Wave off Kanagawa is one of the best-known works of Japanese art; and the serene, atmospheric Hiroshige, most noted for the series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō.

 

Combining Art and Science with Hokusai’s The Great Wave

It’s amazing how a single piece of art can have a ripple effect, inspiring others all around the world and for many generations. Hokusai’s iconic blockprint The Great Wave is one of the best recognized works of Japanese art in the world.

Combining Art and Science with Hokusai's The Great Wave

 

Floating World: Japanese Prints Coloring Book by Andrew Vigar

You’ll find Hokusai’s wood block print, Great Wave off Kanegawa, along with great artists like Hiroshige, Kotondo and Kuniyoshi. This coloring book that also includes art history; each famous block print has a coloring version alongside it. Get a crash course on Japanese art while coloring for relaxation. This is the a perfect summer learning activity! [coloring and art history book, ages 8 and up]

Asian Art for Kids

Boston’s Museum of Fine Art recently exhibited 140 rare works of Hokusai and I took photographs of my favorites here:

Hokusai flower painting 1

Hokusai flower wood block prints

Hokusai flower painting 1

Boston Museum of Fine Arts was the first to introduce Hokusai’s prints to the West in 1892-93, so this is a nice homecoming!

 

A Great Western Art Book

Masterpieces Up Close: Western Painting from the 14th to 20th Centuries by Claire d’Harcourt

I love how this art book for kids focuses on small details that help kids to discover what makes each painting a masterpiece. Biographies of each artist are presented as Lift the Flaps in the back as well. [nonfiction, ages 8 and up]

 

Art Activity Books for Kids Giveaway

If your child is arty or you just want to encourage art in your home, win one of these great art activity books for kids. Please fill out the Rafflecopter below and leave a comment with your first, second, and third book choice. Thanks!

The Colors of Asia: An Anti-Stress Coloring Book For Calm and Creativity

I am giving away this Asian themed coloring book for de-stressing, calm and creativity. It includes pages reminiscent of Hokusai’s flower wood block prints. [coloring book, ages 6 and up]

Guide to Photography (National Geographic Kids) by Nancy Honovich and Annie Griffiths

This great book features tips and tricks on how to be a great photographer from the pros at My Shot at National Geographic. [nonfiction book, ages 8 and up]

My Nature Sticker Activity Book: In the Age of Dinosaurs by Olivia Cosneau

Pair this sticker books with dinosaur picture books and this newly discovered dinosaur Gigantosaurus. [sticker book, ages 4 and up]

My Nature Sticker Activity Book: At the Seashore by Olivia Cosneau

Pair this sticker book with my post about tide pools picture books. [sticker book, ages 4 and up]

My Nature Sticker Activity Book: Butterflies of the World by Olivia Cosneau

Pair this sticker book with Multicultural Round Up of Butterfly Picture Books. [sticker book, ages 4 and up]

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Art Activity Books for Kids Huge GIVEAWAY

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

26 Comments

  1. Valerie

    1. Colors of Asia
    2. Guide to Photography
    3. Masterpieces close up

  2. Sarah

    1. Guide to photography
    2. Colors of Asia
    3. My nature sticker activity book dinosaur

  3. 1. Nature Sticker Butterflies
    2. Nature Sticker Dinosaurs
    3. Guide to Photography

  4. Lovely post. I love Asian art. It’s always about nature. I’ll pass, as my greats are too young or too old.
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  5. Kathy

    1. My Nature Sticker At the Seashore book
    2. My Nature Sticker Butterflies of the World book
    3. Nature Sticker In the Age of Dinosaurs book
    -but they all look great!

  6. Nadine Cauthen

    Okay…since I have a 5 year old boy it kind of dictates at least the first choice. The rest coincide with our summer plans of the beach and a nature walk to see butterflies and birds. I love using art as part of our learning experience.

    1.My Nature Sticker Activity Book: In the Age of Dinosaurs
    2. My Nature Sticker Activity Book: Butterflies of the World
    3. My Nature Sticker Activity Book: At the Seashore

    Thank you!

  7. Beautiful!! I recently discovered Chiura Obata’s work & love it.

  8. Great giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

  9. VIVIAN SUN

    1.) My Nature Sticker Activity Book: In the Age of Dinosaurs
    2.) My Nature Sticker Activity Book: Butterflies of the World
    3.) he Colors of Asia: An Anti-Stress Coloring Book For Calm and Creativity

  10. Nancy Wright

    My first choice would be Colors of Asia. I don’t have an opinion about the others. They are equally wonderful!
    Thank you!

  11. Beth T.

    Such nice choices! My favorites would be Masterpieces up close, Colors of Asia, and Nature Sticker Book: at the Seashore. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  12. Colors of Asia
    Nature Sticker Book: Butterflies
    Nature Sticker Book: Seashore
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  13. Renee Alam

    Great giveaway as always! I say if you’re going to be a hoarder of anything,then let it be books so you’ll never be bored! Here’s my top 3 choices:

    1. Guide to Photography
    2. My Nature Sticker Activity Book: In the Age of Dinosaurs
    3. My Nature Sticker Activity Book: at the seashore

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