Art Workshop for Children

Author: Barbara Rucci
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631593250
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Art Workshop for Children

Author: Barbara Rucci
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 9781631591433
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Young at Art

Author: Susan Striker
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429937009
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the creator of the bestselling Anti-Coloring Book series with more than 600,000 copies sold, a new parenting guide to encouraging creativity in preschool-age children Young at Art is the first and only comprehensive book for the general audience about the nature, value and impact of art on very young children. Directed towards parents and educators of one to five year olds, Susan Striker explains why children's art is not a frill, but the very foundation upon which all later fundamental skills are built. She drives home the idea that encouraging children's artistic growth will have beneficial effects on all other aspects of their emotional and intellectual development. At the core of this practical guide is the understanding that art is an important tool in teaching young children crucial concepts related to self-expression, reading and writing. As opposed to more structured exercises, such as coloring on dittos and underlining pictures in workbooks, Striker stresses that scribbling and free drawing experiments are the most important art activities a child can engage in; they better prepare children to read independently as they grow. Young at Art provides descriptions for age-appropriate art activities, tips for carrying them out safely, and helps parents recognize what a child's art work should look like at each stage of development. With Young at Art, parents will develop realistic expectations of their children's work, learn how to speak to their children about their art, and facilitate skills well beyond their creativity that will benefit children.

More Than Painting

Author: Sally Moomaw
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781884834677
Format: PDF, Docs
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With more than 100 activities, this book provides an endless variety of art activities for the classroom. Chapters address how teachers can talk with children about their art, the stages in a child's artistic development, and how children can discuss ideas with peers. Focusing on the process of making art rather than on the product, More Than Painting is the guide for developing an art curriculum in your classroom.

Art Lab for Little Kids

Author: Susan Schwake
Publisher: Quarry
ISBN: 1592538363
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Time to Create

Author: Christie Burnett
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 0876594534
Format: PDF
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Forget stuffy, structured craft activities; your child needs time to create! Rather than merely teaching your child to name colors and to hold a pencil, the hands-on process art experiences in Time to Create encourage discovery through a variety of art media, including drawing, painting, print making, collage, and sculpture. With ideas for encouraging creativity, advice for choosing the right art project, and suggestions for minimizing the mess, you and your child will be on your way to fun-to-do art explorations in no time! Christie Burnett is the writer and founder of the popular Australian parenting blog Childhood 101. She has worked as an early childhood educator for many years and is the mother of two young girls.

Banish Boredom

Author: Rebecca Green
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 0876593481
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Based on her popular blog, Not-So-SAHM , Rebecca Green takes readers on an inspiring journey using beautiful color photos that she took of her children doing activities she describes in the book. Taking a lighthearted approach to the serious business of parenting, Banish Boredom helps parents find activities that they enjoy, while their children learn and have fun. Green suggests ways for parents to maintain their own identities and pursue their own interests while raising children who are creative, confident, and independent thinkers. Although it offers valuable tips to parents, this book is not a parenting book. Rather, it’s a source of inspiration and new ideas for parents who are looking for fun and educational activities that they can do with their kids, but that are also fun and interesting for the parents themselves. The book emphasizes adapting activities to suit the particular interests of each child, while also taking into account the personality of the parent.

Big Book of 100 Little Activities

Author: Laura Minter
Publisher: GMC PUBLICATIONS LTD
ISBN: 1784943487
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This bumper book of 100 boredom-busting craft activities is all you need to be inspired during those long rainy afternoons, or times when the little ones are climbing the walls, and so are you.

Dribble Drabble

Author: Deya Brashears Hill
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605545295
Format: PDF
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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 originally published Dribble Drabble in 1973 and it has been in publication continuously since then. She is currently the Director of the Orinda Preschool and an adjunct professor for various Bay Area colleges. Hill travels nationally to conduct workshops and seminars for early childhood professionals. Her areas of expertise are brain development, curriculum, and diversity in early childhood education. While in graduate school, she wrote scripts for Sesame Street during its formative years.

Collage Workshop for Kids

Author: Shannon Merenstein
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 9781631595202
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Be inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar creator, Eric Carle, in Collage Workshop for Kids, a colorful art instruction book on collage techniques for children—made in cooperation with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Collage Workbook for Kids pairs essays by educators from the Eric Carle Museum of Children's Book Art with instructions on collage technique. Chapters explore favorite art themes for kids and demonstrate how to work with colored tissue paper, newspaper, fabric and buttons, painted paper, torn paper, and more. In each chapter, Reggio-inspired author and teacher Shannon Merenstein explores each technique with original ideas. Members of the museum's education staff offer expert advice on creating art with children. Everything you need to know about collage is in this book, making it a great reference for teachers, librarians, and parents.