This is a delightful book from one of our own teachers who has a distinctive approach to the teaching of art to children. Both ecologically sound and highly creative the book is a refreshing experience. The artist's approach to art as exemplified in the book is well expressed in the following paragraphs from its introduction.
'It is my belief that art is essential in any child's - or adult's life. In the context of contemporary life and rigidly structured education, art offers perhaps the only space for individual vision. It is part of self-affirmation. There are no right or wrong answers, no judgements possible. You are free to express your own unique vision and explore your own creativity. This, to me, is the reason art needs a more central position in education.'
'The significance of folk traditions lies in their expressive use of simple everyday materials to create art. The importance of this for today's privileged child cannot be overemphasised. Simple resources are no longer valued these days. Art materials tend to be ready-made and expensive. Why do we need this at all? Art doe snot require a lot of sophisticated materials. One way of inculcating respect for simple resources is to look around you, use what is available, and recycle as much as possible.'