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Come Look With Me Series

Found in Children’s Picture Books
The “Come Look with Me” series was created by Gladys S. Blizzard, whose experiences as an art teacher and work as a curator of education at Bayly Art Museum at the University of Virginia served as the basis for this educational style.
Animals in Art by Gladys S. Blizzard (Author)
Latin American Art by Kimberly Lane (Author)
Asian Art by Kimberly Lane (Author)

Come Look With Me Series : Titles in Order

Book 12
ASIAN ART is the twelfth book in the “Come Look With Me” series of art education and appreciation books for children. ASIAN ART highlights twelve masterpieces from South, East, and Southeast Asia, tracing artistic traditions through time and across cultures. From an 11th-century Indian sculpture of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, to the eye-popping “superflat” art of Japan’s Takashi Murakami in the 21st century, each piece of art is introduced with a full-page color reproduction. An accompanying page includes a brief biography of the artist, notes on the art form and its symbolism, and/or information about the time period. Questions designed to encourage thoughtful responses to each piece provide points for discussion to develop young readers’ greater understanding of art.
Book 11
Color reproductions of twelve masterpieces are accompanied by questions that encourage young readers to learn through visual exploration and interaction. Works from artists such as Diego Rivera (Mexico), Fernando Botero (Columbia), and Ramón Fradé (Puerto Rico) are included.

Background information on the artist, the period, the medium, the technique, and the subject of the painting provide context for the art experience.
Book 10
COME LOOK WITH ME: DISCOVERING WOMEN ARTISTS FOR CHILDREN introduces children to twelve magnificent works of art. Children will share the excitement of Sofonisba Anguissola and her sisters; and feel their determination as they play in “The Chess Player.” They will relax with Mary Cassatt in “The Tea Party,” looking at how women lived, and ask questions about the roles women take. Children will also have fun examining their own faces and dress with Frieda Kahlo’s “Self Portrait With Monkey.”

In this study of women artists, children will become familiar with painters who are often forgotten in art history books because of their gender. All these works are striking images, created by women who would not let society’s gender biases deter their love of art and their creativity, and who, today, can be accepted as equals. From the medieval realism in Artemesia Gentileschi’s “Lute Player,” to the Impressionism of Berthe Morisot’s “The Coiffure,” children can explore what differences there are in a woman’s way of painting and what they see. They can end up softly with Grandma Moses’ “Sugaring Off,” or they can tease out the story in Faith Ringgold’s “Love in the School Yard.”
Book 9
COME LOOK WITH ME: DISCOVERING AFRICAN AMERICAN ART FOR CHILDREN introduces children to twelve magnificent works of art. The artwork presented in this book is a small representation of a very remarkable effort by African Americans in the United States during the twentieth century to portray our developing self-image as citizens who have shaped not only ourselves, but have helped to develop the shape and color of all of our aspirations.

The author, Dr. James Haywood Rolling, Jr., leads this visual exploration and interaction. Children are invited to wake up with Romare Bearden’s Morning, to explore and join in important ceremonies as revealed in Clementine Hunter’s Baptism, and to stroll along the busy sidewalk in front of Jacob Lawrence’s Brownstones. They can explore the ideas and the unique struggles of African American artists and their contribution to the culture of the United States.

Well suited for both individual and classroom use, DISCOVERING AFRICAN AMERICAN ART FOR CHILDREN pairs great works of art 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.
Book 8
COME LOOK WITH ME: ART IN EARLY AMERICA introduces children to twelve magnificent works of art. More importantly, it offers both children and adults a whole new way of encountering any work of art, one that engages the imagination as much as the eye. 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.
Book 7
COME LOOK WITH ME: EXPLORING MODERN ART introduces children to twelve magnificent works of art. More importantly, it offers both children and adults a whole new way of encountering any work of art, one which engages the imagination as much as the eye.

Well suited for both individual and classroom use, EXPLORING MODERN ART 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.
Book 6
COME LOOK WITH ME: THE ARTIST AT WORK introduces children to twelve magnificent works of art. More importantly, it offers both children and adults a whole new way of encountering any work of art, one which engages the imagination as much as the eye. Well suited for both individual and classroom use, THE ARTIST AT WORK 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.
Book 5
COME LOOK WITH ME: AMERICAN INDIAN ART introduces children to twelve magnificent works of art. More importantly, it offers both children and adults a whole new way of encountering any work of art, one that engages the imagination as much as the eye. Well suited for both individual and classroom use, AMERICAN INDIAN ART 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.
Book 4
In COME LOOK WITH ME: EXPLORING LANDSCAPE ART WITH CHILDREN art educator Gladys S. Blizzard introduces boys and girls to 12 magnificent landscape paintings. Through these carefully selected works and a thought-provoking text, the author guides students toward an imaginative new way of looking at art.

This book is suited both for family reading and for sharing with a small group. Each full-color reproduction is accompanied by a brief biological sketch of the artist and a series of open-ended questions designed to make the most of a child’s natural curiosity.
Book 3
COME LOOK WITH ME: ENJOYING ART WITH CHILDREN introduces students to twelve magnificent works of art. More importantly, they offer students and adults a whole new way of encountering any work of art, one that engages the imagination as much as the eye.

Well suited for both individual and classroom use, ENJOYING ART WITH CHILDREN pairs quality art reproductions with thought-provoking questions, encouraging students to learn through visual exploration and interaction. Thoughtful text introduces the world and work of the artist, making the most of a student’s natural curiosity.
Book 2
COME LOOK WITH ME: WORLD OF PLAY is no dry discourse on art history or painting technique. Instead it pairs quality art reproductions with thought-provoking questions, encouraging the child to enter the painting or sculpture and explore it through the artist’s eyes, through the eyes of the people depicted, and through the child’s own imagination.

Author Gladys S. Blizzard has chosen twelve fascinating works of art which, although diverse, all fall into the most child-friendly of themes, people at play. Works range from an ancient Minano fresco and a classic Winslow Homer to a wacky modern basketball game sculpted by Red Grooms in painted wood.
Book 1
Few subjects have more immediate appeal to children than animals, and few methods of teaching students to appreciate fine art have proven more successful than those of educator Gladys S. Blizzard. In COME LOOK WITH ME: ANIMALS IN ART, she makes the most of children’s natural curiosity about animals to introduce them not only to twelve magnificent works of art, but also to a whole new way of encountering art. Using an approach which is as fun as it is effective, the author deftly guides her young audience toward their own understanding of and delight in the world of art. The works featured in ANIMALS IN ART represent a variety of styles which students will encounter again in museums and in books: the muscular realism of Rosa Bonheur’s “The Horse Fair”, the delicate romanticism of Martin Johnson Heade’s “Cattleya Orchid” and “Three Brazilian Hummingbirds,” the bold abstraction of Henri Matisse’s “The Snail.” They also represent an intriguing menagerie of beasts, from the mysterious deer and horses stampeding across the wall of Lascaux cave to Paul Klee’s whimsical heart-nosed cat dreaming of a bird.

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