“A True Artist is Not One That is Inspired, But One Who Inspires Others.” ~ Salvador Dali
Inspiring children to be creative and express their curiosities about the world with the language of art materials is magical!
While there are so many truly inspiring books about art, today I want to share 7 books that you can place in and around your atelier to keep coming back to throughout the entire year.
The Art Book for Children by Amanda Renshaw
This book is a must for displaying and using all year. Introduces wonderful works of art and sparks thought-provoking ideas in all avenues of art. A museum in a child-friendly book!
Museum ABC by the Metropolitan Museum Of Art Staff
Great literacy connections to historical works of art. Connects a word to each letter of the alphabet by showcasing different art pieces and paintings.
Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg
One of my all-time favorite books about the power of making a mistake. It’s an interactive book that showcases different mistakes that happen and how it turns out to be beautiful.
Pantone Colors by Pantone, Helen Dardik
This is an incredible book to reference color. The shades and tints will help showcase the language of color in all their art explorations.
Hands: Growing Up to Be an Artist by Lois Ehlert
This book showcases the many different avenues our hands create art!
Perfect Square by Michael Hall
A collaging masterpiece that will spark imagination when it comes to cutting, collaging, and creating in the atelier.
An ABC of What Art Can Be by Meher McArthur
Another incredible literacy connection that gives us all an invitation to think creatively when exploring art.
Examples of Books Displayed in Rooms
Many thanks to Rosa Parks for showcasing how you are displaying powerful books in your atelier for inspiration.
Comment below how you utilize books within your atelier and your favorite books for art!