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The Elements of Art: An Elementary Art Teacher's Guide to Color, Shape, Texture, and More

ISBN: 9781634895545
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Maren Daniels
Illustrator: Maren Daniels
Pages: 32
Trim: 11 x 8.5 inches
Published: 11/22/2022

In this children's art book, an elementary art teacher introduces the seven elements of art and pairs them with engaging, educational art projects for kids.

As an experienced elementary art teacher, Maren Daniels knows how to pair education, creative expression, and fun!

In a time when arts funding is being pulled from schools, this positive learning experience will create conversations about how art is made—and inspire a variety of future art projects.

With engaging visuals and approachable definitions, The Elements of Art introduces these foundational art concepts:

  • Line
  • Shape
  • Form
  • Texture
  • Value
  • Space
  • Color

Whether you're a parent looking for an opportunity to entertain your kids in a creative and educational way, or an art teacher looking for an engaging read-aloud for your students, let The Elements of Art lead your next creation.

Perfect for fans of Art Lab for Kids and The Dot, this book is an ideal addition to home libraries and classrooms alike.

What will you create?


Maren Daniels, M.A. Ed., is the author-illustrator of The Elements of Art: An Elementary Teacher's Guide to Color, Shape, Texture & More. As an artist, Maren enjoys painting with watercolor and gouache, exploring photography, printmaking, drawing, and book-making.

Daniels graduated from Augsburg University with a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art. She later attended St. Catherine's University for her Master's in Art Education. She has been teaching art for five years.

Maren is a public school art teacher in South St. Paul, MN. She lives in Minneapolis with her family.