This book is a visual reference of art ideas for adults to use with children in different contexts. It features an emphasis on nature and recyclable materials, but offers a wide variety of arts and crafts projects.
"Bring out your child's creativity and imagination with more than 60 artful activities from the creator of www.ArtfulParent.com. Art making is a wonderfully fun way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. The Artful Parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage your children's creativity through art. You'll learn how to set up an art space, how to talk to children about their artwork, how to choose the best art supplies (without breaking the bank), how to repurpose and organize the piles of art created, and even how to use art activities to soften everyday transitions. The more than sixty engaging arts and crafts projects included here are accessible and developmentally appropriate for one- to eight-year-olds, and they're a far cry from the cookie-cutter crafts many of us did in school as kids. From bubble prints to musical chairs art, these activities allow children to explore art materials, techniques, and ideas as they grow more creative every day. With activities for downtimes, action art for releasing energy,
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.
This is a guide for adults (parents, teachers, etc.) to organize and execute artistic workshops for children in the spirit of the workshops Herv#65533; Tullet has run to great success all over the world. Each workshop offers a list of materials needed, a step-by-step guide and Herv#65533; Tullet's special tips for running successful workshops, as well as illustrated examples of outcomes and a photo album showcasing these workshops in progress. With the Herv#65533; Tullet Workshops, it's not about artistic ability as much as about the unexpected magic that can happen when people are given the freedom to be spontaneous and to create as a group.
Call Number: Online Resource An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web
Publication Date: 2002-11-19
Unique in its creativity and depth of understanding. The Colors of Learning promotes the integration of visual art into all early childhood curriculum areas. This volume will help early childhood professionals present in-depth art experiences to children so that they become engrossed in expressing their ideas and newly learned concepts through art media. This user-friendly volume features actual classroom dialogue throughout the text and many illustrations of children's art, including some in full color.
Creative art should offer children the opportunities for originality, creativity, fluency, flexibility, and sensitivity. Remember, there is no right or wrong way of doing things in art. This collection of activities focuses on the process and not the finished product, to allow for growth and fun. All activities are easily adaptable for children from age two to eight. The 145 process-oriented art activities cover a wide range of media including painting, crayons, collage and sculpture, chalk, and printing. Activities are easy to prepare, to set-up, and to develop into project-approach explorations building on young children's interests and inquiries. These hands-on projects have been classroom-tested to ensure they keep learning fun and engaging. Deya Brashears Hill has spent more than three decades working in early childhood education. Early in her career, she wrote scripts for Sesame Street during its formative years. Hill's experiences have helped her develop expertise in brain development, curriculum, and diversity in early childhood education. She has served as the Director of Orinda Preschool and is a professor for various Bay Area colleges, where she passes her knowledge on to the next generation of early childhood professionals
Discover the natural curiosity and enthusiasm of toddlers and twos as they explore creative art experiences designed just for them. In this updated, color edition of First Art, you will find more than seventy-five art experiences, with lots of variations that add to the fun and tips for making the activities run smoothly. First Art for Toddlers and Twos starts children on a journey full of exploration and creativity!
Anyone working with preschoolers and early primary age children will want this book. Over 200 activities teach children to explore and understand their world through open-ended art experiences that emphasize the process of art, not the product. Activities are included for painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and construction.
Over 200 process art ideas stress exploration in an independent, non-competitive open-ended setting. Art encourages the process of creativity, discovery, and exploration. Activities need only basic art supplies and common kitchen supplies. Three indexes, charted Table of Contents, all child-tested and approved. For all ages. For home, school,homeschool, childcare, libraries, museums. "Scribble Art" remains the top favorite of the author, MaryAnn F. Kohl. Art activities include: - Arm Dancing - Chalk Stencil - Fabric Transfer - Bead Clay - Experi-Paint - Puff-It Paints - Sawdust Modeling - Goop - Wire Sculpture - Sprinkle Dots - Nail Collage - String Thing - Color Spin - Puppet Treasure Box - Scribble Cookies
*Also available in Spanish.* Max and Arthur are friends who share an interest in painting. Arthur is an accomplished painter; Max is a beginner. Max’s first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various artistic media, which turn out to have unexpected pitfalls. Although Max is inexperienced, he’s courageous--and a quick learner. His energy and enthusiasm bring the adventure to its triumphant conclusion. Beginners everywhere will take heart.
*Also available in Spanish.* A brilliant new Eric Carle picture book for the artist in us all Every child has an artist inside them, and this vibrant picture book from Eric Carle will help let it out. The artist in this book paints the world as he sees it, just like a child. There's a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox and a polka-dotted donkey. More than anything, there's imagination. Filled with some of the most magnificently colorful animals of Eric Carle's career, this tribute to the creative life celebrates the power of art.
A bear wants to paint a picture, and so he does; however, two fine, proper gentlemen don’t think that it is a very fine picture at all. But just because they don’t see what the bear sees doesn’t make it a bad picture, right? Daniel Pinkwater turns art (and art critics) upside down in this classic tale, now beautifully reillustrated by D. B. Johnson.
As the child in this story watches her mother and father work with their hands, she knows she wants to build and sew and garden and paint just like they do. All she needs is a special place to work, lots of good materials--and plenty of encouragement. With these tools, she is able to make the most wonderful things. From Caldecott Honor-winning artist Lois Ehlert, here is a book for anyone, young or old, a book that celebrates the importance of nurturing the creative spirit within us all. Includes an inspiring author's note.