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diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
8 Ways to Draw Deer
by Jasmine Isabelle Parker and Tara Books
Age Range: 6-8
8 Ways to Draw Deer is an art activity book that introduces children to a variety of Indian art traditions including Warli from the Maharashtra region; Saora and Patachitra (Odisha); Gond (Central India); Madhubani (Bihar); Patua (West Bengal); Kalamkari (Andhra Pradesh) and Pithora (Rahasthan, Gujarat). Through tracing, patterning and colouring the deer, children can immerse themselves in detailed exploration of eight different folk and tribal art styles.
The text provides information about deer from the different species, their shape and size, and their habitat. Jasmine Isabelle Parker with various artists have designed a fun art activity book that can be used for leisure or in the classroom. At the back of the book there is also information on the different Indian art traditions available.