PRAISE FOR HOW THE WEST WAS DRAWN; COWBOY CHARLIE'S ART
I'll never look at art the same way again.
My eyes were thrilled with what they saw today.
Third grader at Edmondson Elementary
The HOW THE WEST WAS DRAWN series fills a void in the fine arts and social studies curriculum which exists in many schools!! These books should be in EVERY school.
retired principal and principal coach
"How the West Was Drawn" uses kid-friendly questions about Charles Russell's art work to guide young readers back to the time when the cowboy was king. Learning history was never such fun!
With engaging interactive questions, Linda Osmundson not only teaches about the life and art of Charles Russell, but provides tools that readers can use in future art “investigations.” The success of this book hinges upon these accessible yet provocative lists of questions that bring the artist to life and offer a sense of accomplishment that encourages a love of art and learning.
Curator of Art
Linda Osmundson brings the old west alive in How the West Was Drawn. Every student and adult who reads this interactive book will immediately want to paint their own stories. Yee-haw to Linda and Russell!
author, former librarian and elementary teacher
$400 a day plus travel and accommodation expenses. A day includes four presentations (no more than 2 classrooms each) and book signing. Books for an author visit can be ordered from Pelican Publishing at a 40% discount or purchased from the author for $16.
Program includes PowerPoint looking at the art of both authors, games for looking, Who Painted It?, Lost Wax props, 19th C. clothing props, drawing, and book signing. Honorarium - $100 a program.
Classroom Art Games - Teachers learn how to look, see, enjoy, react, appreciate, and interact with art objects in a classroom environment. Activities carry over into other curriculum subjects. 1 hour
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