Art Sparks: Ideas. Methods. Process.

Nisha Nair

What do children learn through art, and what is the value of what they’re learning? Exploring these questions seriously for the first time in the Indian educational context, this book guides the interested adult through an engaging and uniquely successful process of art-making with children. The method – based on a workshop model – assumes that an artist is not simply an individual who is born with an innate natural talent, someone who can ‘draw well’. Rather anyone can be taught art, and the learning outcomes of such an education are vast. Children will learn not only to create art, but also to be curious, ask questions and trust their imagination. Art Sparks comprises a step-by-step guide to art lessons, as well as thoughtful and clear summaries of ideas on art and art teaching. This is an invaluable resource for art teachers, practising artists and interested parents.

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Weight 260.0 g
Dimensions 240 × 170 × 9 mm



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100 gsm – ITC natural shade





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Nisha Nair

Nisha Nair is the Founder & Executive Director of ArtSparks Foundation, a Bangalore-based educational nonprofit that uses visual art & design to support the development of 21st century learning and life skills in children. ArtSparks also works to support teacher professional development. Nisha's work in art education spans over 15 years in varied settings in the US and in India. She holds an M.A. in Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a BFA in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art & Design. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia, while overseeing ArtSparks Foundation.


Ragini Siruguri

Designer Ragini Siruguri is a visual communication designer from Hyderabad. She is passionate about photography and music, among other things. She loves to experiment with the smell of colours, the taste of words, and thinking between the lines. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.