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Amazing fun! Grand children are ready to discover the adventures of film making and this book helps me provide the lesson plan.
Ms. Bellmont and Ms. Brink are artists and art educators. This book is excellent for art educators trying to teach a little class or a little group of students about animation from the base up.But, I am not an art educator. I was a classroom educator and am now a homeschooler. Is this a amazing book for me? for other home educators like me? Yes, but it isn't one that you can just pick up and run with. What I know about homeschoolers is that we become students of our students. We often have to learn how to teach our kids what they wish to know or discover fresh things together with them. Animation is one of those things for me and I suspect it is for a lot of parents!This book had dozens of amazing directions and activities in it. The kids in the pictures of this book look to be about ages 6-8. But, I think that the activities in this book would be much better suited to kids ages 8-12 years old. We were able to do these projects without purchasing any extra materials. I did have two pieces of plastic in my basement, but those can easily be purchased at a hardware store. I substituted a round plastic Easter basket for the round cardboard box the zoetrope project asks for. All of my substitutions worked. In this way, I consider this art book a very affordable method of pursuing animation activities.I did several of the activities with my kids who are in that age range. I learned several things. The most necessary of which is to do each activity yourself first. The authors contain primary directions, but in to teach students how to do these projects it would be wise to create each of the projects yourself first and see what makes a project work or not work. For example, with the zoetropes--project #1. I learned in doing the project that it required to be done in pen, pencil wasn't dark enough. There also required to be a progression, not a back and forth. My children enjoyed the project and so did I. To introduce the project, I showed a video about Pixar's Zoetrope that was very interesting! And then we commenced on our project! Our zoetropes were successful. I learned that 1. Don't draw the pictures in pencil--they must be drawn in color or black ink to be easily seen. 2. It is helpful for children to draw the number of pictures they need on a separate sheet of paper first and then on the zoetrope paper.Over the following weeks, we've done several more projects. I've noticed a couple of things. My artist daughter runs with the projects. (It's her zoetrope above.) Latest week, we created a downshoot animation project. In doing this project and watching my artistic daughter execute the projects, I noticed several things about this book. My daughter ran with this project. The projects in this book lend themselves to large creative explorations. The projects plant seeds of how to do things. My daughter thought of changing the size and angle of the girl on the bird in the picture sequence she drew. But, I didn't tell her to do she ran with this project showed me that this book was written by art educators--and so art educators will read these directions in the book and run with them-- like my daughter did. For me, someone who loves art but isn't trained as an art educator, I required to do the projects ahead of time and still need to be flexible when I hit snags with a project. Doing the projects helped me see what additional directions I required to give and what set up I required to do before class.I love this book because it is the excellent low-tech jumping off point to introduce my children to animation. If your children are showing an interest in animation, but you wish hands-on, low tech ways of pursuing this interest, I highly recommend checking out this book!Please note that I received a copy of this book from the publisher, but this review is my own opinion.
My 9-year-old is interested in movie making, so I purchased this as a Christmas gift. I skimmed through it before wrapping and thought it was beautiful neat. It explains so a lot of types of animation and has fun projects to go with the various types. Definitely worth it if you have a kid who is interested in this sort of thing.
I own a lot of DIY art books. I bought then with the firm intention of making whatever they taught, but they always ended up as eye candy, since none was exciting enough to obtain my paint and brushes and really obtain is book is different. It focuses on the process, not on the final result. It does not require you to spend 3 hours at Michael's and $300 at the money register. "If you search yourself missing a specific material, substitute something else!" writes the author in the introduction. If you have gesso and some blue, red and yellow, you can begin right away. What you'll produce, even if it's not the focus of the book, will often be surprisingly beautiful. And without realizing it you'll learn about color, you'll develop a style instead of just copying. Then you can go back to making cards and you'll figure out how much you learned.A final note -- it's a attractive book, like most books in the "Lab" collection. I am not sure what the previous reviewer expected. It is not an art book or coffee table book but the colors are vivid and the binding solid.
As an artist who tends to be a bit too meticulous and serious about my own work, I look forward to taking the author's advise to play more, without any expectation of the outcome. I'm guessing I am not the only one out there with a stockpile of art supplies collecting dust in my studio, always deferring to the same tried and real tools. The styles and methods of painting covered in the "Paint Lab" are so varied, and I look forward to straying outside of my comfort location and trying something new. I also bought this book for my niece, who is a budding young artist, and I am hoping we can work on some of the same projects - it will be interesting to see the results.I too would like to address a previous negative review of this book, which took problem with the quality of the paper and printing, and seems to miss the whole point of the book. Isn'@#$%!&upposed to be a tool to inspire creativity, as opposed to an object d'art to be leafed through and admired? As paperback books go it is sturdier than most, and the picture quality is great. I intend to prop mine up in my studio, and if all goes well it will wind up dog-eared and splattered with paint.
I've begun working through this book and am really enjoying it so far. The exercises are diverse, interesting, and require minimal supplies - most of which, you probably already possess (assuming you have primary painting materials). You also obtain a nice small bit of art history to spark your interest and branch out to learn more. I have several of the "Lab" series books and truly cherish all of them.
I really, really love this book. It's exactly what I have been looking for- it's not an "from begin to finish" instructional book, but more of a collection of ideas and inspiration to change up your paintings a small is is amazing book for any library, whether you are looking to dabble in paint or already have experience under your belt and just wish to shake up your approach to ere are 52 "labs" in the book, each of which is a 2-page spread with lots of images that either gives step-by-step instructions for a certain technique, an introduction to a particular artist and their style, or suggestions on how to use the globe around you as inspiration for your st of the labs in the book are based around abstract and intuitive art, so hold that in mind.I'm thrilled to have this book and go through the "Labs" inside of it. Unbelievable inspiration!
The book is attractive and the content is great. However if you're looking for a step by step guide this isn't the book for you. It will introduce you to a lot of well known artists and give you a history on them, and then tell you to paint like them. What the heck? A lot of of these techniques are highly complex. This book does very small to break them down. I think someone would have to have more than just a primary understanding of painting to really succeed at all the projects. I can realistically see myself doing 1/2 of them. I purchased it used for $8, so I don't mind the disappointment.
This book is one of my most favorites. Every page brightens your day just by being inspired with simple to make artworks. All 52 ideas are amazing for all ages. I use for Elem. thru Middle School, and even made art for is a fun book to look through and holds up so well.
I am not an artist, but I bought this book at a local craft shop because it looked fascinating. As I read each unit, I felt inspired to look at my globe of objects and natural beauty in a creative way. I began to see more color, texture, shadows and light...especially when I sat in my garden or admired the lake in the town where I live. Because I like texture and touch, I have begun to look for ways to make "art" with materials around me such as sunflower seeds, feathers, surprises washed up on the beach. Although Unit 3 (Exploring Your Media) did not specifically address the use of seeds or feathers, the author encouraged me to use my imagination in finding unusual media to play with. Unit 5 (A Sense of Place) matched my interest in conveying the spirit of my garden with different media. I found specific guidance and ideas to run with on my own in this book. I feel lucky to have found it and have a fresh perspective on art and my own talents because of it.
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Great, but... Amazing application fun addicting but the fps is so poor around 5-15 my phone isnt the issue I know this because 1. A lot of others with various and amazing phones have the same problem 2. My phone has/can run any android game fine :phone, Samsung Galaxy S3(6):
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The application *constantly* restarts saying it lost connection to the server no matter how solid my data connection is (usually on wifi). I don't think I've had 5 mins of uninterrupted video test since the modernize that took Chip and Joanna out (which is also a huge bummer). I'm about to place this in the trash.
Started having problems after latest update. It keeps saying the connection is list and the server is down. This is the first time this has happened since I started playing. Also, there is an problem with one of the cities. Ever since the modernize I can't use the exterior landscape. it shows that it needs done but the picture is showing but I can't use it. Otherwise I love this game.
The modernize today is causing continuous crashes of the app. I've grown bored with the android game because there is nothing fresh to do and because it doesn't let for creativity. The crashing all day long just makes me more likely to uninstall it. I don't care about characters that really have nothing to do with gameplay, but after a latest update, the tally of houses I'd flipped in NYC went away, and I am now stuck in NYC when I should've long been done with that city.
I've seen the same 10 tops, pants and dresses over and over again and none of them are that cute at all. It makes it very boring and I don't even wish any of the outfits Ive seen. Edit: after writing this review the application has gotten a bit better and I am seeing a better dozens of clothing.
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