Dig Your Hands in the Dirt
A Manual for Making Art Out of Earth
- Turn the earth under your feet into natural, cheap, beautiful art: African-inspired murals, fanciful playground sculptures, labyrinths, sundials, sculpted benches, bird houses, & more
- Complete illustrated how-to guide to mud, art, & community
- Inspiring stories & color photos from earth-artists here & abroad
For teachers, parents, activists, builders, artists, & other kids. Here is inspiration and instruction for anyone interested in making beautiful art out of earth. The author of Build Your Own Earth Oven teaches you to find, mix, and sculpt the right mud; develop group goals and vision, and translate simple, natural (and easy to draw) patterns into sophisticated and complex designs. The resulting murals will transform anonymous “spaces” into real places. Or make “garden art” you can sit on (or in). Get inspirated by earth artists across the country and over the sea. Extensive resources for further study. Join them all in making art to help “join us, harmoniously, to a whole.” Brief, elegant, wonderfully and generously illustrated with drawings and 32 pages of color photos.
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"This book teaches practical skills that empower children to create everything from playgrounds to school walls."--Joseph F. Kennedy, architect, teacher, editor, Building Without Borders & the Art of Natural Building
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About The Author
|Book Art:||32-page of color illustrations, hundreds of photos and drawings|
|Size:||5.5 x 8.5 inch|
|Publisher:||Hand Print Press|
|Pub. Date:||September 15, 2005|
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