The book has lovely examples of the different types of art children can produce at different ages, and is packed with ideas for children to try from mono prints to bubble paint, each illustrated with trips to different schools and examples of the children’s work.And of course, examples of his own work.
Monday, 19 January 2009
Couldn’t let today pass without remembering Tony Hart. I was sad to hear he had died at the weekend and that in the last few months of his life he had to give up art. I grew up with Vision On and loved the art adventures the programme would take its viewers on and the wonderful range of materials he worked with from crayons and paint to motorbikes in the sand. Reading the obituaries I am struck by how calm and gentle he seemed and his commitment to taking art to children. A while ago, I picked up one of his books published in the eighties, ‘Small Hands, Big Ideas’.