Time to Create
Author: Christie Burnett
"Forget stuffy, structured craft activities; young children need time to create! Perfect for children of any age and ability, the hands-on process art explorations in Time to Create encourage discovery through a variety of art mediums, from rock drawing to shaving cream color mixing. With ideas for encouraging creativity, advice for choosing the right art project, and suggestions for minimizing the mess, you and your children will be embarking on fun-to-do art explorations in no time! Time to Create is packed with everyday opportunities for children to create and discover, to plan and test ideas, and to wonder and explore the world around them"--
Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl
Publisher: Brilliant Publications
With the activities in Preschool Art, Foundation Stage children will be able to explore, discover and create using innovative, open-ended ideas. There are no adult-made samples to copy. The book contains over 200 activities ranging from drawing, painting and sculpture to craft, collage and construction.
Art Workshop for Children
Author: Barbara Rucci, Betsy McKenna
Publisher: Quarry Books
Art Workshop for Children is not just another book of straightforward art projects. The book's unique child-led approach provides a framework for cultivating creative thinking and encourages the wonder that comes when children are allowed to freely explore the creative process and their materials. As children work through these open-ended workshops, adults are guided on how to be guides who provide questions, encourage deep thinking, and help spark an excitement for discovery. Explore basic materials and workshops that use minimal supplies, and then gradually add new materials to fill the art cabinets as well as new skills and more complex workshops. Interspersed throughout are sidebar essays that introduce perspectives on mess-making, imperfection, the role of adult, collaborative art, and thoughts on the Reggio Emilia method, a self-guided teaching philosophy. These pieces underscore the value of art-making with children, and support the parent/teacher/care-giver on how to successfully lead, question, and navigate their children through the workshops to result in the fullest experiences.
Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl, Barbara Zaborowski
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Action Art: Hands-On Active Art Adventures is A Collection of Over 100 Active Hands-On Art Experiences for Children 2-12, Full of Adventure, Movement, and Discovery. FOR SCHOOLS • HOMESCHOOLS • MUSEUMS• LIBRARIES • CHILDCARE • HOME Shelving: ART ACTIVITIES • EDUCATION • PARENTING Over 100 action-packed art activities bring discovery and adventurous creativity to children's art experiences that will delight and challenge kids of all ages. Each child-tested art activity is grouped into engaging action categories including: 1.Smacking • Squeezing • Tapping 2.Rolling • Spinning • Swinging 3.Blowing • Exploding • Smooshing 4.Tools • Toys • Utensils 5.Up • Down • All Around Full color photographs highlight all activities including painting, photography, collage and sculpture, each with helpful icons indicating levels for both children and adults. Action Art experiences are built on the knowledge that art for children is a creative process and not just a finished product. MaryAnn Kohl is famous around the world for encouraging children to experience creative art exploration best known as "process art". Action Art offers 5 chapters of exciting and adventurous creative art activities, all with surprise outcomes, including - Blowing Glitter, Dancing Blottos, Bubble Wrap, Boot Walk, Clear Color Squish
Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl, Katheryn Davis
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
75 toddler-and-two art adventures from one of America's bestselling children's art authors.
Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl
Publisher: Bright Ring Pub
Provides instructions for more than one hundred arts and crafts for children to make using common household items
Author: Barbara Rucci
Look no further than your recycling bin to ignite your child's imagination! Featuring more than 20 sustainable art projects (with more than 75 different variations), Cardboard Creations shows you how to inspire creativity without having to buy fancy art supplies. Whether you're a parent or caregiver in search of activities for just one child, or a seasoned art teacher looking for new projects to engage a group of children, this book is for you. Start reusing, exploring, and inventing today!
Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl, Barbara Zaborowski
Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing Inc
Action Art: Hands-On Active Art Adventures is A Collection of Over 100 Active Hands-On Art Experiences for Children 2-12, Full of Adventure, Movement, and Discovery. FOR SCHOOLS • HOMESCHOOLS • MUSEUMS• LIBRARIES • CHILDCARE • HOME Shelving: ART ACTIVITIES • EDUCATION • PARENTING Over 100 action-packed art activities bring discovery and adventurous creativity to children’s art experiences that will delight and challenge kids of all ages. Each child-tested art activity is grouped into engaging action categories including: 1.) Smacking • Squeezing • Tapping 2.) Rolling • Spinning • Swinging 3.) Blowing • Exploding • Smooshing 4.) Tools • Toys • Utensils 5.) Up • Down • All Around Full color photographs highlight all activities including painting, photography, collage and sculpture, each with helpful icons indicating levels for both children and adults. Action Art experiences are built on the knowledge that art for children is a creative process and not just a finished product. MaryAnn Kohl is famous around the world for encouraging children to experience creative art exploration best known as “process art”. Action Art offers 5 chapters of exciting and adventurous creative art activities, all with surprise outcomes, including – Blowing Glitter Dancing Blottos Bubble Wrap Boot Walk Clear Color Squish
CREATIVITY AND THE ARTS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN, Third Edition, is written for early childhood educators as well as those who work with children from birth through age eight. The text focuses on helping educators make the vital connection to the arts--including music, movement, drama, and the visual arts--throughout all areas of the classroom and curriculum, and on developing creative teachers who will be able to foster an artistic environment. Observations and photos of teachers and children demonstrate practical ways the arts can be used to help children reach their potential. Educators will find many ideas for open-ended activities that are important for the development of young children, and which will encourage them to think in new ways. Discussion of professional standards and recommendations allows teachers to be cognizant of goals that are important in the early years. Thorough in its coverage, the text speaks to children with special needs and cultural diversity, leaving readers with a complete information resource regarding arts in the young child's classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A unique reference for creating fine art with children through finding the student's own voice and style includes playful lessons that result in significant skill building. Photographs show different results from different people using the same lesson. Original.
The Artful Parent
Author: Jean Van't Hul
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Provides over sixty art projects for children designed to inspire creativity and imagination, including creating artful envelopes, tracing shadow shapes, and making collage frames.
The Language of Art
Author: Ann Pelo
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Typical art resources for teachers offer discrete art activities, but these don't carry children or teachers into the practice of using the languages of art. This resource offers guidance for teachers to create space, time, and intentional processes for children's exploration and learning to use art for asking questions, offering insights, exploring hypotheses, and examining experiences from unfamiliar perspectives. Inspired by an approach to teaching and learning born in Reggio Emilia, Italy, The Language of Art, Second Edition, includes: A new art exploration for teachers to gain experience before implementing the practice with childrenAdvice on setting up a studio space for art and inquirySuggestions on documenting children's developing fluency with art media and its use in inquiryInspiring photographs and ideas to show you how inquiry-based practices can work in any early childhood setting Ann Pelo is a teacher educator, program consultant, and author whose primary work focuses on reflective pedagogical practice, social justice and ecological teaching and learning and the art of mentoring. Currently, Pelo consults early childhood educators and administrators in North America, Australia, and New Zealand on inquiry-based teaching and learning, pedagogical leadership, and the necessary place of ecological identity in children's—and adults'—lives. She is the author of several books including the first edition of The Language of Art and co-author of Rethinking Early Childhood Education.
Map Art Lab
Author: Jill K Berry, Linden McNeilly
Publisher: Quarry Books
Travel through the exciting world of cartography with Map Lab. This fun and creative book features 52 map-related activities set into weekly exercises, beginning with legends and lines, moving through types and styles, and then creating personalized maps that allow you to journey to new worlds.DIV /divDIVAuthors Jill K. Berry and Linden McNeilly guide readers through useful concepts while exploring colorful, eye-catching graphics. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on creative experiences. Map Lab is the perfect book for map lovers, creative/DIY-inspired, designers. Artists of all ages and experience levels can use this book to explore enjoyable and engaging exercises. Everyone loves maps. And what’s not to love? They are beautiful and fascinating, they teach you things, they show you where you are, places you long to go, and places you dare to imagine./div
75 great American masters are introduced through open-ended quality art activities allowing kids to explore great art styles from colonial times to the present. Each child-tested art activity presents a biography, full color artwork, and techniques covering painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Special art options for very young children are included. Many great artists will be familiar names, like Cassatt, Warhol, and O'Keeffe. Other names will be new to some, like Asawa, Smithson, and Magee. Each featured artist has a style that is interesting to children, with a life history that will entertain and inspire them. Sample of some of the artists and companion activities: Andy Warhol - Package Design Bev Doolittle - Camouflage Draw Dale Chihuly - Pool Spheres Maya Lin - Memorial Plaque Jasper Johns - Encaustic Flag Joseph Raffael - Shiny Diptych Roy Lichtenstein - Comic Sounds Thomas Jefferson - Clay Keystone Edward Hopper - Wash Over Grant Wood - Gothic Paste-Up Wolf Kahn - Layered Pastel Jackson Pollock - Great Action Art Mary Cassatt - Back-Draw Monoprint Louis Comfort Tiffany - Bright Windows Hans Hofmann - Energetic Color Blocks Rube Goldberg - Contraption Georgia O'Keeffe - Paint with Distance 2009 Moonbeam Children's Bronze Award 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award
Good Earth Art
Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl, Cindy Gainer
Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing
"Good Earth Art" contains over 200 easy fun art projects that develop an awareness of the environment and a caring attitude towards the earth. Projects use common materials collected from nature or recycled. The book is filled with sensible creative ideas to help recycle and reuse through art, for all ages, and includes a charted Table of Contents, two indexes, and a great list of environmental resources. 1992 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award 1992 Midwest Book Association Gold Award for Excellence