Emulating artists is something we do often in the art room. Not to copy, but to study a master artist and walk in their shoes a while.
For students, it is a dose of reality. A Rothko painting is far harder than it appears. That not "any" color will do and ghostly blurred edges are difficult to achieve. They learn that Pollock's action paintings take a certain amount of skill, physicality, and practice to achieve... they learn they need a chemist's eye to discover and reveal the properties of viscosity. Learning by doing focused study, observation, experimentation, revisions, internalization, syntheses, problem solving, and creation.
This book, illustrated by 30 teachers from all over the world, is the result. Though it was written for children, it will certainly be loved by lovers of art from the Renaissance to Pop Art, from Realism to Abstract Expressionist. Every artist and the author's contact information is in the back of the book, so you can explore everyone's work in more detail and even contact them should you want to purchase a print or original work of art that appears in the book.
An abridged preview is below. All the links in the book will take you to pages of the artists, author, and publisher, as well as downloads you can use for your classroom. See a full page version HERE.
If you order the book and love it as much as I do, it would be REALLY awesome if you could review it on Amazon. That will really help spread the word about this awesome project.