Susan Schwake has been an instructor in her own art school for 18 years. She has been a working artist since 1979. She opened a small private art school for children and adults. Since that time her vision has grown into artstreamstudios, which includes a contemporary gallery, an adjunct teaching staff of three and classes, workshops and retreats most every day of the year. Artstream houses its own full media design firm and has featured a number of high-profile artists.
"Written by a couple who run a successful combination art gallery
and art school for children, this book presents the authors' most
popular art projects for youngsters, covering an ambitious range of
materials and techniques. This guide offers a greater-than-average
number of open-ended and inventive projects that can be taught to
younger children and teens alike. Each project is paired with an
example of a work by a modern master or living artist. Many
photographs illustrate techniques and show children deeply engaged
in creativity. VERDICT: Recommended particularly for teachers and
- Library Journal"I love Susan's Art Lab series and reference them in the Art Studio often. They're easy to follow, full of images, and directed at open-ended exploration - exactly the kind of reference I need for my own busy home."
- Meghan Burch, Art Studio Educator, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA