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The chalk art handbook : how to create masterpieces on driveways and sidewalks and in playgrounds  Cover Image Book Book

The chalk art handbook : how to create masterpieces on driveways and sidewalks and in playgrounds / David Zinn.

Zinn, David, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781510764415
  • ISBN: 1510764410
  • Physical Description: 175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2021]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1. Chalk and sidewalks. Why draw with chalk? -- What you'll need -- Other things that can be useful -- About sidewalks -- Smudging -- 4 steps to a happier chalk drawing Part 2. Creative creature construction. The basic blob -- Blobs on blobs -- Blobs with feeling -- I've got my eye on you! -- Mouths -- Noses -- Doing things and going places -- Telling stories -- Making friends -- Simple lettering -- Balloon lettering Part 3. Making obstacles into opportunities. The magic of pareidolia -- Using specks, splotches, and spots -- Using cracks -- Using plants -- Using rocks and stones -- Using found objects Part 4. Jumping off the sidewalk (and falling into it). The magic of anamorphosis -- How to see the perfect viewpoint -- The basic box -- Your shadow makes you real -- 3-D creatures : think inside the box! -- Drawing holes -- The simple hole -- Not-so-simple holes -- Cracks (and the importance of not-straight lines) -- Skyholes -- Hole creatures -- The missing brick trick Part 5. Bonus activities! Round robin monster laboratory! -- Indoor opportunities -- The doodle battle -- Conclusion.
Summary, etc.:
"With so many searching for ways to have fun at home in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, chalk art has become a great way to do so while enjoying some fresh air. The Chalk Art Handbook offers budding artists a review of the tools involved, as well as tips and tricks to creating an array of sidewalk creatures. Artist David Zinn, whose work has been used as inspiration for elementary and middle school art lessons, offers step-by-step guidance on how to make chalk art come to life and advice on specific techniques such as smudging, perspective, and 3-D illusions. He also encourages artists to work outside the box with details on how to best incorporate concrete specks and natural holes or cracks in the ground into their artwork. The Chalk Art Handbook even includes bonus activities to keep everyone drawing happily both indoors and outdoors." --
Subject: Chalk drawing.
Drawing > Technique.
Genre: Handbooks and manuals.
Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Salem Free Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Salem Free Public Library 741.23 ZIN (Text) 33640143788226 Adult New Nonfiction Held for Program -

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