Environmental Art for Kids
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Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl, Cynthia Gainer
Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing
Pages: 222, © 1991
Imagination is unlimited as children create their own unique experiences with 200 hands-on environmental art activities. Materials are readily available, recycled or found in nature. These captivating activities foster awareness and a love for the earth.
"This is the kind of book that is perfect for the young artist who enjoys exploring the world around them and beyond the price of the book for the ideas, you'll find few other expenses, if any."
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.
Cynthia Gainer's creative ideas and illustrations come from her experience as an art and early childhood educator in Pennsylvania's schools. She is an award-winning author and illustrator.
Cynthia Gainer lives in Jeannette, Pennsylvania.