Over 200 activities encourage children to explore and understand their world through art experiences that emphasize the process of art, not the product. The first chapter introduces basic art activities appropriate for all children, while the subsequent chapters, which build on the basic activities in the first chapter, are divided by seasons. Activities are included for painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and construction. Indexes organized by art medium and project name help teachers plan. 260 pages. - Benjamin Franklin Award - Early Childhood News Director's Award
"Preschool Art" is a lifesaver . . . All the activities are easy, all are fun--the emphasis here is on the process, rather than specific results--and none require any elaborate materials . . . a real find.--"Sesame Street Parents," "Picks for Parents"
""Preschool Art" offers help to parents of preschoolers struggling to meet the challenge of their children's creative impulses. Prodigies aside, most kids this age aren't interested in the final product; they are into the doing of art . . . . There is no right or wrong way, only their way. Kohl understands. She explains how to make and use many kinds of art materials based on the concept that the process not the product, is important. From old standbys like play dough to new craft discoveries like liquid crayons and frozen balloons, she provides hundreds of ways to enjoy and explore the creative process."--"MetroParent," Milwaukee, Wisconsin
"Kohl offers 250 projects complete with materials, processes and illustrated variations. She also adds practical hints that troubleshoot anticipated problems. The recipes are valuable well beyond the preschool years."--"SchoolArts"
Other art books by MaryAnn Kohl:
"The Big Messy Art Book" (Gryphon House), 0-87659-206-X
"Cooking Art" (Gryphon House), 0-87659-184-5
"Global Art" (Gryphon House), 0-87659-190-X