Art Workshop for Children

How to Foster Original Thinking with over 30 Process Art Experiences

Barbara Rucci and Betsy McKenna
AUD $27.99

Art Workshop for Children cultivates creativity and encourages deep thinking by encouraging a unique child-led approach to art projects.

Art Workshop for Children is not just another book of straightforward art projects. The book's unique child-led approach provides a framework for cultivating creative thinking and encourages the wonder that comes when children are allowed to freely explore the creative process and their materials. As children work through these open-ended workshops, adults are guided on how to be guides who provide questions, encourage deep thinking, and help spark an excitement for discovery. Explore basic materials and workshops that use minimal supplies, and then gradually add new materials to fill the art cabinets as well as new skills and more complex workshops. Interspersed throughout are sidebar essays that introduce perspectives on mess-making, imperfection, the role of adult, collaborative art, and thoughts on the Reggio Emilia method, a self-guided teaching philosophy. These pieces underscore the value of art-making with children, and support the parent/teacher/care-giver on how to successfully lead, question, and navigate their children through the workshops to result in the fullest experiences.

Author bio:

Bar Rucci is passionate about two things: kids and art. She is a professional graphic designer, art teacher, postcard-lover, and mum to three spirited kids. Bar spent the first ten years after university painting murals, designed textiles, created a children's clothing line, and finally taught herself graphic design. It was this last adventure that became her calling, allowing her to stay home and raise her wild and creative offspring. In 2012, Bar created Art Bar Blog, a place where she explores her love of child-led art experiences, cultivates her interests in making-by-hand, and shares simple tips and ideas to bring creativity into other's lives. Bar is a strong new visionary in the world of kid' art. She is planning a line of art kits and has many plans in the works for expansion. Bar lives with her husband, kids, and shedding labradoodle in Connecticut.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9781631591433
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Quarry Books
Pub Date: September 2016
Page Extent: 160
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Children's, Teenage & educational