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The chalk art handbook : how to create masterpieces on driveways and sidewalks and in playgrounds  Cover Image Book Book

The chalk art handbook : how to create masterpieces on driveways and sidewalks and in playgrounds / David Zinn.

Zinn, David. (Author).


"The Chalk Art Handbook offers budding artists a review of the tools involved, as well as tips and tricks to creating an array of sidewalk creatures. Artist David Zinn, whose work has been used as inspiration for elementary and middle school art lessons, offers step-by-step guidance on how to make chalk art come to life and advice on specific techniques such as smudging, perspective, and 3-D illusions"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781510764415
  • ISBN: 1510764410
  • Physical Description: 175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, c2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1. Chalk and sidewalks. Why draw with chalk? -- What you'll need -- Other things that can be useful -- About sidewalks -- Smudging -- 4 steps to a happier chalk drawing -- Part 2. Creative creature construction. The basic blob -- Blobs on blobs -- Blobs with feeling -- I've got my eye on you! -- Mouths -- Noses -- Doing things and going places -- Telling stories -- Making friends -- Simple lettering -- Balloon lettering -- Part 3. Making obstacles into opportunities. The magic of pareidolia -- Using specks, splotches, and spots -- Using cracks -- Using plants -- Using rocks and stones -- Using found objects Part 4. Jumping off the sidewalk (and falling into it). The magic of anamorphosis -- How to see the perfect viewpoint -- The basic box -- Your shadow makes you real -- 3-D creatures : think inside the box! -- Drawing holes -- The simple hole -- Not-so-simple holes -- Cracks (and the importance of not-straight lines) -- Skyholes -- Hole creatures -- The missing brick trick Part 5. Bonus activities! Round robin monster laboratory! -- Indoor opportunities -- The doodle battle -- Conclusion.
Subject: Chalk drawing > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Chalk drawing > Technique.
Outdoor art > Technique.
Genre: Handbooks and manuals.

Available copies

  • 3 of 6 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Ste. Genevieve County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Ste. Genevieve County Library.


  • 1 current hold with 6 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ste. Genevieve County Library J 741.2 Zinn (Text) 33358000336902 New J Non-Fiction Available -

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