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The Jumbo Book of Outdoor Art
An amazing artistic adventure!
Written and illustrated by
Irene Luxbacher, with projects created by Avenue Road
Arts School faculty
With this book as their guide,
kids can take their inner artist for a walk on the wild
side! In the latest Jumbo book they will find the inspiration
and materials to make fifty-seven projects in the great
outdoors, including backyards, parks, forests and beaches.
From imagined ogres who live underground to a sculpture
that grows, making outdoor art is a blast of fresh air.
This book is full to bursting with creative energy and
encourages kids to … take it outside!
©2006 Kids Can Press 4-color paperback 8
1/2 x 9 1/2 in. 144
ages 8 and up grades 3 and up ISBN 1-55337-680-3
"Looking for some innovative art projects?
Try The Jumbo Book of Outdoor Art by Irene
Luxbacher – under the auspices of the Avenue Road
Arts School – teaches kids and parents how to make
some really cool pieces using a variety of items found
in nature (as well as plenty of store-bought art supplies).
The photos of her examples are particularly inspiring."
–The Seattle Times
"Turn the great outdoors into an art
studio with The Jumbo Book of Outdoor Art. This
book is a treasure trove of ideas, from making a 'secret
garden' with bits of foliage to creating a sculpture
by stacking branches and tree stumps. (Ages 8 up, but younger
kids could easily do many of these projects with adult
–Scripps Howard News Service
"From the basics of creating perfectly
pressed flowers to the more intricate skill of crafting
a giant flowing fountain, The Jumbo Book of Outdoor Art
is crammed with great ideas for original art."
Chronicle Herald (Halifax, NS)