Action Art: Hands-On Active Art Adventures

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-06-09
  • Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing

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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.


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 Biography

MaryAnn F. Kohl:
MaryAnn has been writing children's process art books since 1985 and speaking around the world on nurturing creativity in children. She has been a guest on numerous TV shows and has consulted for Fisher-Price, Blue's Clues, Young Einsteins, and Jim Henson Company. She writes for many blogs and magazines including Family Fun. Before becoming an award-winning author, MaryAnn taught primary grades and preschool in her hometown, Bellingham, Washington. She also taught college level courses for early childhood education degree programs. She speaks extensively around the country throughout the year.
Bellingham, Washington

Barbara Zaborowski:
Barbara teaches preschool in Phoenix, AZ and is a strong proponent of process art for young children. Most of the photographs in "Action Art" are from Barbara's own photography of classroom art activities.
Phoenix, Arizona

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