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Preschool Art: It's the Process, Not the Product

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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.
Paperback, 260 pages
Published May 1st 1994 by Gryphon House Inc.
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I love this art book, because it has the kind of projects where I put out the materials and tell the kids to go for it. I'm not much into the kinds of projects that I spend tons of time preparing materials, and my kids glue stuff in certain places, and then they're done. The projects in here mean less prep time for me, and more creativity for my kids. The author has also grouped projects by season, and she has put an appoximate amount of time that each project will take, as well as the age that ...more
I loved this book. It really helped me gain a perspective on preschool art. It's ok if there is no real expected end result, for the kids the most important part of art is the process of creating it using different mediums. I liked that. And even though we'll probably still do some projects with a "finished product" in mind, I really like the idea of letting the kids create art for creation's sake. In fact, it's kind of funny, but while reading this book the light bulb came on in my head about a ...more
I love MaryAnn F. kohls books and this one is no exception. It's full of wonderful project ideas and recipes that are super easy for busy parents and young children to do together. I have a 4 year old and an almost 2 year old I was able to find lot's of projects we could all do together. A wonderful resorce for parents and so much fun.
Fabulous book packed with fun ideas!
Nov 28, 2012 Sarah rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I love this book! I especially love that there isn't a set adult-decided end goal in mind. This book teaches various art methods and is all about letting the child express themselves through those different methods and mediums. This is the only way to teach art to children, in my opinion. We've especially loved the melted crayon drawing. It's so much fun!
Used this book for summer art activities for the daycare. Some really great 'process' art that was fun and had neat results. Will be checking out again, or buying!
Subtitle says it all! - Becky, Youth Services

Reserve a library copy.
actually just read the 'craft and construction" portion of this book -
but love the stick-wrapping project for my camping/hiking obsessed L man.
Wendy Roberts
Lots of basic, simple ideas with the overarching theme that for little's the process of art, not always the end product. LOVE!
Tons of ideas for preschool art.
Subtitle says it all!
Oct 01, 2013 Amanda marked it as to-read
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