Author: Helen Lloyd
Publication date: March 2013
Purchase online from Te Papa Store
Forget old-fashioned colouring books! Let the world of New Zealand art unleash children’s imaginations. Lateral thinking and creativity truly blossom when combined with robust technical skills – and this book delivers!
Leading art educator Helen Lloyd developed and tested all the activities in this superb, 184-page publication, in consultation with Acting Senior Art Curator Sarah Farrar.
As well as highlights from the National Art Collection reproduced in full colour, there’s a feast of new works for kids by leading contemporary artists, specially commissioned for this book. Tried and tested on real children, this book will have adults reaching for their coloured pens too.
Check out these sample pages (PDF, 1MB)
'I long to buy this book for just about every child I know'.
- Kate De Goldi, Radio New Zealand, Saturday 16.03.13. Listen to the review here.
“a veritable Pandora’s box of drawing activities for children of all ages. It’s primarily aimed at the five to eight age group, but many of the activities would be equally challenging – and fun – for a far older participant (perhaps even parents).
- Art News February 2013
About the author
The NZ Art Activity Book: 100+ Ideas for Creative Kids is written and developed by Helen Lloyd, Senior Education Programmer at Te Papa, in consultation with Acting Senior Art Curator Sarah Farrar.
NZ RRP (incl. GST): $29.99
Extent: 184 pp
Illustrations: over 200 colour and black & white illustrations
Format: paperback, 297 mm x 210 mm