Stone painting is experiencing a renaissance. From simple line drawings to elaborate designs, artists of all ages are diving into stone painting with gusto. To help kids get the hang of this colorful craft, F. Sehnaz Bac has created Stone Painting For Kids, a cheerful guide full of fun ideas and techniques.
Bac demonstrates how to create designs as simple as geometric shapes, numbers and letters and then graduate to more complex images including “multipebble” humans, a memory game and Tic-Tac-Toe.
The bases for the whimsical designs are not only rocks…Bac includes seashell fish and butterflies! And while most of the pieces are completed using acrylic paints and paint markers, there is also a chapter on “Washi Tape on Rocks.” Who knew?!
The step-by-step instructions are very easy to follow but do not “talk down” to the reader. The photography and illustrations are well done and crystal clear. I think your kids (and maybe even you) will have a ball learning to stone paint. There are tons of ideas to recreate and plenty of room for creativity. Now get out there and forage for rocks!
Stone Painting For Kids, a publication of Dover Publications, is available online for $19.95US.
Reviewed by Scott Pfeiffer