Shoshana loves spending time at Grandma Jacobs art studio and for Shavuot, Grandma Jacobs has a very special art project in mind Shoshana learns how to make papercuts by carefully folding squares of paper and cutting shapes out of them But can she create works of art as beautiful as the ones Grandma makes...
|Title||:||The Art Lesson: A Shavuot Story|
|Publisher||:||Kar Ben Pub January 1, 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||32 pages|
|File Size||:||971 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Art Lesson: A Shavuot Story Reviews
This is a fun read, your budding artist will love it. Not only is there a terrific story and illustrations, but you get an art lesson and art history lesson all rolled into one. As a Jewish artist who does papercutting, I was happy to see that traditional Shavuot art form as the focus of this book for kids.
Great picture book!
Shoshana loved to paint. She would do this with Grandma Jacobs whom she fondly referred to as Grandma J. Her Grandma had an art studio. Shoshana explored and discovered sprouting paint brushes, colorful masks, easels canvases and oil paints. Their shared project for the day was to make a cut paper art to celebrate Shavuot, which is the spring harvest. Shoshana’s paper cut outs weren’t as good as Grandma J’s. But her Grandma asked her to look a little closer and what do you think Shoshana discovered?
Based on the tradition of papercut art practised on Shavuot, this book tells the story of transmitting a custom from a generation to another, through stories. What Shoshana learned from her artist grandmother she will further teach her grandchildren to use their imagination while keeping in line with the usual customs associated with the holiday. Aimed at preschool children, this beautifully illustrated book also has interesting references to Jewish artists like Chagall and Modigliani and includes a how to DIY a Maghen David papercut. If you are thinking to keep your kids interested in the story Shavuot by involving them to create their own papercuts, this book is the right present recommendation.
The perfect Jewish picture book --
I love how this book places an emphasis on the important role a grandparent plays in a grandchild's life. So, yes this book speaks to me and wow does it speak to my grandchildren! As a grandmother who loves art, I always have an art activity ready for our grandchildren when they visit. When I read them the story they wiggled and cuddled up, feeling very much at home with it. As a collector of Jewish holiday customs, I'm aware of this custom but have never seen any story about it -- until now. So, a BIG BRAVO! And of course, Shavuot. It's a holiday that deserves a book like this. Put these three elements together and you have a Triple Crown Winner!!!