Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ruminations on an Old Art Education Book

"Great is the man who can dream and then with a pencil, paint and brush, change his dream into a perfectly designed automobile, an artistically planned park or a beautiful cathedral."

Thomas G. Nichols

 We found this wonderful old book edited by Bess Eleanor Foster last week, and want to know more about it, then share with you what we have learned!

It is comprised of paper cut-out projects, and has examples of completed work by children from kindergarten through the early grades.  The artists who did the illustrations and project outlines seemed to have an arts-and-crafts background, and an illustration of one child's painting appears to be a bit fauvist.  Included are three sheets with drawings by a child.

 The publisher, T.G. Nichols of Kansas City, also published a series entitled The Teachers Extensions, involving several volumes on civic education. And, in 1938 Nichols published a series of posters the Character Culture Citizenship Guide.  Our copy is for sale!

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