It's the Process, Not the Product!
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Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl
Publisher: Gryphon House
Pages: 64, © 2001
50 great ways to create with lace, string, fabric, glue, and other simple materials. Encourage children to experience the joy of exploration and discovery with this view series by MaryAnn Kohl. Excerpted from the national best-seller Preschool Art, each book in the series emphasizes the process of are, not the product. Make art fun and accessible to children of all ages with these creative, easy-to-do activities!
"Help preschool-age children bring thier imagination to life with Craft and Constructions."
"My wife, Lois, is an art student, art enthusiast...and she also married an 'Art.' So I asked her about your pre-school art books by MaryAnn Kohl. She was enthusiastic in her praise about how handsome and comprehensive these book sare for any child that has an inclination in this directions. In fact we are giving the books you sent us to a couple of my many grandchildren!"
"The five books in the Preschool Art series are excellent! They are clear, concise and "user-friendly". They provide the basics for new teachers and also provide exciting ideas and concepts for the experienced teachers. It is important that we convey the message that art is a process, not a product and this new series does just that."
Award-winning author MaryAnn Kohl has written 14 books for Gryphon House. Her philosophy, “It’s the process, not the product,” guides her writing as she provides open-ended art activities for young children. MaryAnn’s activities focus on the experience of art, not the final product a child creates.
MaryAnn presents at workshops and keynotes around the country for teachers and librarians interested in teaching art with young children. She has appeared on various television shows, including Home Matters on the Discovery Channel, Take Part! (Canadian children's television) as the 'Mudworks lady', and was a featured guest on 1, 2, 3 Grow! (Health Network). MaryAnn was also a consultant for a children's activity television show produced by the Jim Henson Company (Odyssey Network). In addition, she consults for Fisher-Price, and works with SUNY-Albany as one of their expert guests for numerous educational video conferences. MaryAnn enjoys being a columnist for Family Fun magazine, and writes for numerous other magazines including Parenting, Cricket, Scholastic, Early Childhood News, and Daycaring. MaryAnn also writes books for her own publishing company, Bright Ring Publishing.
MaryAnn Kohl lives in Bellingham, Washington.