Well suited for both individual and classroom use, Art in Early America pairs quality art reproductions with thought-provoking questions, encouraging children to learn through visual exploration and interaction. Thoughtful text introduces the world and work of the artist, making the most of a child’s natural curiosity.
Children are introduces to a variety of media and styles in American art of the 1700’s and 1800’s. History comes alive as children examine the design of Samuel McIntire’s Gardner-Pingree House inside and out and imagine how it was lit during the day and night; they encounter Black Rock, A Two Kettle (?) Chief in George Catlin’s stately painting; they witness the War of 1812 with Thomas Chambers’ Capture of the H.R.M. Frigate Macedonian by the U.S. Frigate United States.
Art historians and educators from Bank Street College of Education in New York City proudly present the subsequent books in this series. For more than eighty years. Band Street has been a leader in child-centered education. Bank Street’s approach views all children as active learners, experimenters, explorers, and artists. Engaging and interactive for both children and adults, Bank Street’s additions to Lickle Publishing’s COME LOOK WITH ME series celebrate what Mrs. Blizzard called the "pleasure of shared experience."