A colourful insight into the world of art

Paint Pot Stop class get to grips with Disney
Paint Pot Stop class get to grips with Disney

Artistic minds will be kept entertained with the latest instalment in the Disney Wonderful World of Knowledge series.

‘The World of Art’ is part 21 of the 24-volume set of encyclopedias and covers everything related to art, from sculptures to famous paintings and renowned artists.

All your favourite Disney characters are present to explain why art is so important to our past, present and future and the volume contains colourful graphics and images to keep the attention of young minds.

Ailene Young runs the Paint Pot Stop art classes for children aged 18 months to 10 years at Larbert’s Dobbie Hall and Grangemouth’s Bowhouse Community Centre.

She said: “I was very impressed with the volumes.

“They are very colourful and well laid out. I like that the characters such as Mickey, Minnie and Goofy point out facts as the kids love Disney so are keen to read on. “

The volume covers the history of art, from paintings on cave walls in the time of early man, to the impressive works of the Renaissance movement with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo and abstract art by artists such as Pablo Picasso and Paul Gaugin.

There is also a section on arguably one of the world’s most famous artists, Vincent van Gogh.

Ailene continued: “I particularly like the section on Vincent van Gogh.

“It would be a subject many would think is too complicated for very young children to grasp but the encyclopedia simplifies his story and make it easy to understand.”

The class covered the work of the famous Dutch impressionist painter and one of his most famous works, ‘Sunflowers’ which is also discussed in the ‘World of Art’.

Ailene added: “In the future I will use the book as a learning tool for various subjects.

“There are not many art books suitable for children so young so this volume is great to educate about an important subject.

“I think the volume is great and handy for children of all ages to turn to for reference.”

To find out all about the ‘World of Art’ pick up the latest instalment of ‘Disney’s ‘Wonderful World of Knowledge’ for just £2.99.

To take advantage of this fantastic offer, cut out the coupon on page 21 and take it to a participating newsagent or to the Falkirk Herald office in Manor Street, Falkirk.

You can also buy any of the volumes you might have missed by e-mailing csu@jpress.co.uk or by calling 0800 328 4552.