Great American Artists for Kids

Hands-On Art Experiences in the Styles of Great American Masters

Great American Artists for Kids
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  Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl, Kim Solga
ISBN: 9780935607000
Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing
Pages: 144,  © 2008
Item: 27049
Price: $18.95


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Great American Artists for Kids is a full-color, creative collection of 75 easy art-appreciation activities for children ages 4 12. With these inspiring and unique art activities, children experience hands-on the styles and techniques of the greatest of all American masters. Activities stress the process of creating and allow kids to try unusual techniques like soak-stain, color fields, block printing, and stone carving, while also featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. A child-centered biography of each artist is included with a fully illustrated, child-tested art activity. This book includes full-color examples of great works of art, as well as many examples of children's colorful artwork. The included Resource Guide contains additional artist information, such as birthdays, indexes of materials, and internet links for viewing specific art. Kids will explore the lives and works of 80 greats, such as Georgia O'Keeffe Desert Painting; Walt Disney Theme Park Design; Frederick Remington Face Casting; Maya Lin Memorial Plaque; Ansel Adams Portrait Photography; Harriet Powers Applique Fabric Design; Keith Haring Pose & Paint; and Jackson Pollock Action Art. The experience of a hands-on introduction to these great artists and their different styles is certain to be the first step in any child's lifelong love of art.


"What an absolutely charming and great way to combine art history with hands-on learning!

Shuffle Spindle & Dyepot

MaryAnn F. Kohl

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.


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