Children’s Art from Switzerland

Art by Children, Teaching Art  /   /  By William Rubel, Editor
Stone Soup Magazine
November/December 2016

These paintings from children in Switzerland were created in the 1960s. We particularly love the old fashioned zoo scenes  where children ride elephants. Two street scenes from the city of Basel show a clear winter day and grey winter day. Both are wonderfully evocative of a city in winter in Northern climates. Note the fabulous old black convertible in the grey scene. These paintings are all available as poster-size prints from our Stone Soup Store.

William Rubel, Editor
About the Author

In 1973, I was twenty years old, teaching children's art classes at my college, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and came up with the idea that the best way to encourage children to write was to introduce them to the best writing by their peers. Stone Soup grew out of that idea. Along with co-editor Gerry Mandel, I have continued to edit and publish Stone Soup for all these years. I am also a culinary historian. I write about traditional foodways. My book, "The Magic of Fire," is about hearth cooking. My book, "Bread, a global history," speaks for itself. I am currently writing a 130,000-word bread history for a University Press. I publish articles on gardening and traditional foodways at Mother Earth News. I also publish on wild mushrooms and other food-related subjects.

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