Thursday, 30 June 2016

Giveaway #571 : Win a 3D Art Adventures book - closed - Philip Underwood


I often take the Madhouse kids out to museums and other places that can be deemed of cultural interest, but I always tend to shy away from art galleries. Part of the reason is that I'm not sure they'd find it very interesting but another even bigger part is that my own artistic knowledge is sadly lacking so I'd find it hard to present works of art and artistic techniques in an engaging way.


Having received a fabulous new art book though, I've now become a lot more inspired in finding exciting hands-on ways to introduce the Madhouse kids (and myself) to classic works and techniques in sculpture, textiles, ceramics and other 3D art forms. 


The book includes 36 fun and creative activities inspired by 18 masterpieces of three-dimensional art, from Ancient Greece to the present day. It presents the work of art ...


Then explains the techniques.


And then encourages you and your children to experiment with these techniques in a fun, family-friendly project. It's given me loads of great ideas for enjoyable artistic projects during the holidays, and if I can make them educational as well as fun, that's definitely a win-win situation. You don’t need to know anything about art history, because a short explanation of each sculpture, ceramic, textile or installation is given along with the activities, as well as suggestions for how to explore the artworks further. Most importantly you don’t even need to be able to draw, because all the projects are simple, easy to follow and designed with children in mind.


Projects include Rodin’s The Thinker, Grayson Perry’s Rosetta Vase and Alphone Mucha’s Young Girl with Flowers. Every activity contains a detailed materials list and clear step-by-step instructions paired with photographs and top tips from the authors.

To enhance your adventures in art, you will find artists’ biographies, a helpful glossary of art-related terms and a list of locations where you can see the featured artworks in person at the back of the book. Furthermore the ‘Tools of the trade’ page will give you some extra pointers that will help you make the most out of each activity.


3D Art Adventures

Over 35 Creative, Artist-Inspired Projects in Sculpture, Ceramics, Textiles and More
by Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw

Published by Modern Books - June 2016
Hardback, £14.99, Full colour throughout
Art/Parenting





I have one copy of the book to give away to a lucky Madhouse Family Reviews reader. Fill in your entries in the rafflecopter widget below.



UK only. Closing date : 14/7/16

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after 28 days, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !

You may also like to enter my other giveaways :


88 comments:

  1. Picnic parties if we ever get some sunshine.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Fun days out to theme parks, farms, local parks, BBQs and play dates

    ReplyDelete
  3. We are planning to have picnics and days out. We live by the seaside so spend lots of time on the beach. If the weather is bad we do lots of arty activities, play family board games or bake together.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hopefully days out in the great British countryside

    ReplyDelete
  5. Margaret Clarkson
    We are planning country walks and walks on the beach but I also want to do a lot of cookery this summer.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Treasure hunts in the garden or crafting inside if it's raining. When I go to car boot sales I often pick up bits & pieces for crafts & save them up for rainy days.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Have been busy collecting vouchers and tokens for days out during the last six months so hopefully we'll enjoy some nice day trips to local theme parks, museums and the cinema. x

    ReplyDelete
  8. We are planning on going to the seaside for a few days, parks, farms and visiting some new places x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Lots of outdoor adventure with a few barbecues and paddling pool fun olif the weather stays good

    ReplyDelete
  10. Lots of outdoor adventure with a few barbecues and paddling pool fun olif the weather stays good

    ReplyDelete
  11. Days out at local parks, BBQs and theme parks.

    ReplyDelete
  12. me and lillie pops are defo going to collect some shells and pepples from the beach so that we can make our fairy garden

    ReplyDelete
  13. Days out on the good days and rainy day activities and movie night for when it is wet

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lots of trips to the beach to go crabbing and paddling

    Kirsty Fox

    ReplyDelete
  15. lots of day trips to the park and crafts

    ReplyDelete
  16. Spencer Broadley2 July 2016 at 08:26

    I'm not entering because I won this book on another blogger site. I would definitely recommend the book, however, it has kept my 'other half' and Son1 out of mine and Son2's hair for ages as they enjoy doing the projects.
    The book is great from what I have seen.
    Good luck to all who enter :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Lots of trips to the park and picnics. CHERYL HADFIELD

    ReplyDelete
  18. I dont have any plans yet - would love to take them to yorkshire wildlife park or chester zoo

    ReplyDelete
  19. We've planned to visit Chessington World of Adventures, scheduled a few cinema trips and i'm thinking lots of craft activities for when it rains too!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Do a lot walking of the coastal paths, visit castles, gardens and the zoo.

    ReplyDelete
  21. walking,cycling, being outdoors as much as possible if weather is good

    ReplyDelete
  22. We have a few nights camping planned and trips to the park and beach and hopefully a trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

    ReplyDelete
  23. we havent planned anything yet!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Want to go on lots of picnics x

    ReplyDelete
  25. we are hiking a lot - leanne w

    ReplyDelete
  26. It all depends on the weather! Seaside, Woodland walks, Picnics, etc if it's good weather, otherwise, lots of Baking and Crafts, so this book would be great!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Spencer Broadley12 July 2016 at 07:16

      The book keeps OH & Son1 happy and busy. I looked at it and think it is really good and also helps in teaching. Well recommended even though myself and Son2 aren't bothered

      Delete
  27. Lots of painting and other messy crafts I always put off until the holidays!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Playing and watching cricket

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hmm, at the moment its looking like lots of imaginative play and baking, it's rained every day!

    ReplyDelete
  30. joanna kasznicki6 July 2016 at 00:27

    Painting, baking and fun family days out

    ReplyDelete
  31. days out including a bike ride.

    ReplyDelete
  32. days out including a bike ride.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Lots and lots of crafting and long summer walks to look at the flowers

    ReplyDelete
  34. we will be having family days out and lots of arts and crafts and baking

    ReplyDelete
  35. we will definitely be having a week away this summer, but aside from that, our plans are fluid xx

    ReplyDelete
  36. Most probably to the parks we have round here with the grandchildren.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Down by our local river

    Kay Panayi

    ReplyDelete
  38. have entered. We love to visit the lake and see the ducks and geese x

    ReplyDelete
  39. We have rented a farmhouse in Wales for a week and we are planning to explore the countryside with our 3 kiddies

    ReplyDelete
  40. staying at a friend's place in Cornwall - the rest of the time will be disorganised fun after a very busy term.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Swimming, seeing family and friends, walks (@PeanutHog)

    ReplyDelete
  42. I'm only 21 and don't have kids, but I have a lot of days out and things planned with my family! I'd love to win this book, I really enjoy things like this.

    ReplyDelete
  43. we are going enjoy our garden this year have days out and lots of picnics in the woods x

    ReplyDelete
  44. I have bought a couple of new games and a couple of inexpensive outdoor toys. Other than that, it will just be walks to the park and an occasional picnic.

    ReplyDelete
  45. I don't have any children but I plan to take my little cousin on the local steam train for a trip!

    ReplyDelete
  46. We've just booked to go to a Kite Festival. Really excited. Hope it's windy!!

    ReplyDelete
  47. When I'm off work, we'll spend time outside and do some crafts.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Lots of outdoor activities weather permitting

    ReplyDelete
  49. we will be taking walks in the park , going for daytrips , lots of craft activities and baking , thats just what I have planned , what my daughter adds is another matter , I think I'll need a summer holiday myself after :)

    ReplyDelete
  50. visiting lots of local historical places

    ReplyDelete
  51. Going for lots of long walks

    ReplyDelete
  52. Dunstable Downs - wonderful for picnics and kite flying - Bobby is trying to make his own kite - good luck on that one Bobs

    KATHY D

    ReplyDelete
  53. Camping and lot's of cheap days out

    ReplyDelete
  54. Thanks for the competition which I have entered

    ReplyDelete
  55. We will be preparing for school starting and preparing for baby to come :)

    ReplyDelete
  56. we are moving home, but in between going to as many local events as we can

    ReplyDelete
  57. Lots of trips to our local beach

    ReplyDelete
  58. Visiting local farms and having picnics :)

    ReplyDelete
  59. Love taking the grandchildren swimming and out and about to local parks and the seaside :)

    ReplyDelete
  60. Day trips to the seaside, swimming, camping and going to the park and woods with the dog.

    ReplyDelete
  61. Trips to the parks and to swimming pools.

    ReplyDelete
  62. Going to the beach with my nephew and lots of play time xxx

    ReplyDelete
  63. Horse riding lessons and swimming

    ReplyDelete
  64. we are planning a pirate day when we will have a treasure hunt, pirate art and crafts, pirate food and games!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Lots of trips to our local park, swimming and some picnics if it ever dries up!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Trips swimming, park, woods etc

    ReplyDelete
  67. tidy their rooms so we can decorate....

    ReplyDelete
  68. Ruth Liddle-Howden14 July 2016 at 12:58

    lots of park trips

    ReplyDelete
  69. nothing to much planned at the moment other that a few beach walks and maybe a picnic or 2

    ReplyDelete
  70. going to the beach and having fun with friends

    ReplyDelete
  71. Philip Underwood14 July 2016 at 19:25

    I will go to the beach and play games with my children!

    ReplyDelete
  72. That's an easy question (although using my great-niece and great-nephew as I don't have "small adults" of my own. We are very lucky that we live 5 minutes from Pontefract Park (with its racecourse and lake) so we can go and have a picnic and then a play in the playgrounds. After that we can go and feed the ducks. If they are tired for any reason, they enjoy playing in our garden and often take their crafty stuff outside when the weather is nice.

    ReplyDelete
  73. All entered, not going away as my youngest(6) has been ill and spent alot of time in hospital, and now i am ill and going to take a few wks to recover.

    ReplyDelete
  74. mainly a lot of day trips now they are older and cannot agree on much apart from the seaside is ace

    ReplyDelete
  75. I'll mainly be working but hopefully on days off we'll actually get out and about - maybe to the beach!

    ReplyDelete