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An everyday miracle is available within these pages. Just as exercise physically activates endorphins that reduce stress and make us feel great, making art in the way presented can produce a similar experience that the author calls the Pizazz of the Heart.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist once you grow up.”
This book is designed to be interactive and multi-generational, with offerings of art experiences that can be shared with young and old, friends and seniors.
Note: Adults doing the activities with children will experience joy and a child-like freedom. Click your heels; Go back in time. Share this gift with those you care about most.
The author is an award-winning teacher and juried artist whose works can be found in private collections across the country. The book’s activities are selected from the author’s visual curriculum, developed over 35 years while inspiring budding artists of all ages.
My passion has been to ignite the creativity and artistic abilities in those I have had the privilege to teach. My intention with this book is to make the same experience available to you in fun,”user-friendly” ways.”
– Corinne Miller Schaff
Art History: Art History is an important component in this book. Art For All Ages is more than a survey of finished art or bodies of work. Few books on Art History teach the art process; None guide the artist’s experience.
Art Therapy: The author is passionate about nurturing the artist’s experience, an energized focus, feelings of reconnection and centeredness that are, above all, therapeutic. Yet it differs markedly from Art Therapy books which train therapists to treat patients.
Coffee Table Book: This book is filled with original art created by the author, former students and well-known artists. As a bonus, it can be flipped through and visually enjoyed. Clearly though, Art For All Ages aspires to be more than simply a beautiful art book.
How-to Art Instruction: Art For All Ages is a visual step-by-step rendering of how to create quality art, however no two pieces will be the same. The book’s focus on the artist’s experience is unique. It differs in other ways as well. For example, Art For All Ages does not in any way resemble a paint-by-number book, as do many in the “How-to” genre.
New Age – Self Discovery: The meditative states cultivated in Art For All Ages are addressed in some New Age books, with a key difference: Art For All Ages is easily accessible and fun. That is, the method of reaching these states of mind – creating art – is more accessible to a much wider audience than the practices found in most New Age books, often esoteric by comparison.
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