Nonfiction Books

Andre, Linda Linnard. Beyond the Frame: Using Art as a Basis for Interdisciplinary Learning. Smithsonian Institution Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 1995.

Black, Mary and Jean Lipman. American Folk Painting. Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., New York, 1966.

Dellafosse, Claude. Portraits. Cartwheel, 1995.

Feller, Robert L. and Elisabeth West Fitzhugh. Artist's Pigments: A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics, vol.1. Oxford University Press, 1994.

Fitzhugh, Elisabeth, ed. Artist's Pigments: A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics, vol. 3 . C A B International North America, 1997.

Forbes, R. J. Studies in Ancient Technology, vol. 3. Brill Academic, 1993. Includes a section on crushing pigments, inks, and varnishes.

Heller, Ruth. Color. Putnam, 1995. Includes transparent overlays and color mixing instructions.

Lipman, Jean, ed. American Folk Painters of Three Centuries. Hudson Hills Press, New York, 1980. Biographies and works of 37 artists.

Lipman, Jean. American Primitive Painting. Oxford University Press, New York, 1942. Has an interesting section of image comparisons between paintings by limners and those by academic painters, also has examples of genre scenes.

Lipman, Jean, Elizabeth Warren, and Robert Bishop. Young America: A Folk-Art History. Hudson Hills Press, New York, 1986.

Richardson, E. P. Painting in America: From 1502 to the present. Thomas Y. Crowell Co., New York, 1965.

Roy, Ashok (ed). Artist's Pigments: A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics, vol. 2. National Gallery, 1997 reprint.

Rumford, Beatrix T. and Carolyn J. Weekly. Treasures of American Folk Art. Little, Brown, Boston, 1989. A history of folk art with large reproductions.

Saccardi, Marianne. Art in Story: Teaching Art History to Elementary School Children. Linnet Professional Publications, 1997.

Walton, Sally and Stewart. Stencil It! Sterling, 1995. Fifteen pages of designs with projects and instructions.

Westray, Kathleen. A Color Sampler. Tichnor, 1993. Color mixing and color theory are illustrated with patchwork designs.

Yenawine, Paul. Places. Delacourt, 1993. Look at art with children. Paintings nineteenth-century landscapes with an introduction on talking about art.

Yenawine. Paul. People. Delacourt, 1993. Look at art with children. Children and groups of people with an introduction on talking about art.

Children's Fiction and Non-Fiction

Watson, Amy and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center Staff. The Folk Art Counting Book. Williamsburg, Virginia Foundation, 1992.

Capek, Michael. Artistic Trickery: The Tradition of Trompe L'Oeil Art. Lerner, Minneapolis, 1995. Discusses how artists make the painting on a two-dimensional surface look real.

Catalanatto, Peter. The Painter. Orchard Books, 1995. Elementary grades.

Dena, Anael. Colors (Little Mouse's Learn & Play). Gareth Stevens, 1997. Pre-school-K

Ehlert, Lois. Color Farm. Harper Collins, 1997 reprint. Primary grades.

Ehlert, Lois. Color Zoo. Harper Collins, 1997 reprint. Primary grades.

Kohl, Mary Ann. Discovering Great Artists: Hands On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters. Bright Ring, 1997.

Nicholson, Nicholas A. Little Girl in a Red Dress with a Cat and Dog. Cynthia von Buhler, illustrator. Viking Penguin, 1997. A folk portrait by Ammi Phillips inspired the author to imagine the personality and life of the subject as Mr. Phillips arrives to paint portraits. Elementary grades.

Walsh, Ellen Stoll. Mouse Paint. Harcourt Brace, 1995. K-2, learning to mix colors.

Wolfsperger, Shirley. Experimenting with Art: 25 Easy-to-Teach Lessons in Design and Color for Grades 3-6. Addison-Wesley Education, 1991.

Yenawine, Phillip. Key Art Terms for Beginners. Harry N. Abrams, 1995. Well illustrated and clearly written for grades 4 and up.