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Mudworks: Creative Clay, Dough, and Modeling Experiences (Bright Ideas for Learning)
     

Mudworks: Creative Clay, Dough, and Modeling Experiences (Bright Ideas for Learning)

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by MaryAnn F. Kohl, Kathleen Kerr (Illustrator)
 

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Anyone who likes to play in mud, playdough, papier-mache and similar mediums will love this book of over 125 clays, doughs, and modeling mixtures you can make yourself. The first chapter alone has 31 playdough recipes! Mudworks uses common household materials and requires no expertise. Ideal for fun or serious art for all ages, for home, school, or

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Anyone who likes to play in mud, playdough, papier-mache and similar mediums will love this book of over 125 clays, doughs, and modeling mixtures you can make yourself. The first chapter alone has 31 playdough recipes! Mudworks uses common household materials and requires no expertise. Ideal for fun or serious art for all ages, for home, school, or childcare.

Also available in a bilingual Spanish and English version in eBook format, "Mudworks Bilingual".

1990 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award
1990 American Library Association (ALA) Starred Review
1995 ALA "Best of the Best" Books & Media for Children

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Mudworks" was chosen by ALA for the Best of the Best Children's Media and given a starred review in Booklist, which follows:
"Anyone who likes to play in mud, playdough, papier-mache, and similar mediums will love this book of over 125 clay, dough, and modeling mistures. First chapter has 31 playdough recipes alone! Uses common house-hold materials and requires no expertise. Ideal for fun or serious art for all ages – for home, school, or childcare. A classic!" (Also available in a bilingual ebook, Spanish and English.)
~ ALA for the Best of the Best Children's Media, Booklist starred review

"Having all the creative goosh and moosh recipes in one book makes "Mudworks" a wonderful resource."
~ Bev Bos, educator and author, "Don't Move the Muffin Tins"

"Another gem! "Mudworks" will be a treasured resource and will keep my creative kids column stocked in modeling experiences for years to come. "Mudworks" is required reading."
~ Lois Walker, columnist, "Creative Kids", Vancouver Province newspaper

"What fantastic activities! Over 100 gooey, open-ended ways to engage children's creativity, language, visual perception, and motor development. I highly recommend it for children of all ages – high school included!
~ Dr. Jane Bluestein, author of "21st Century Discipline"

" "Mudworks" contains a wealth of creative, independent art ideas in an easy to use, fun format. Wonderful – children will especially love the edible art experiences."
~ Carolyn Haas, coauthor of "I Saw A Purple Cow"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780935607024
Publisher:
Bright Ring Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/1989
Series:
Bright Ideas for Learning (TM) Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
940,834
Product dimensions:
10.86(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
3 - 11 Years

Read an Excerpt


"MUDWORKS" is a book of open-ended clay, dough, and other modeling mediums and art experiences. There is no right or wrong way for projects to turn out.
Exploration and experimentation in sculpture, design, and play are encouraged for all ages.After children have explored and repeatedly experienced the modeling qualities of doughs and clays, they will begin to refine their work and skills automatically and independently.

Young children may assist in preparation of doughs and clays with supervision.
Older children will work more independently. The decision as to how much each
child can handle safely and successfully is yours along with the child's.
Once modeling mixtures are prepared, freedom in exploration and
experimentation will be encouraged and enjoyed. Adult models to copy are not
necessary. But this is not to say adults should not join in and enjoy the art
experiences too! Free-form designs, as opposed to perfect "cookie-cutter"
products, are the goal of the projects in "MUDWORKS".

The creative modeling experiences in this book were developed and compiled
for independent expression by children of all ages. Each recipe and activity
needs no adult model to copy; children simply explore and create from the
materials at hand. The outcome of each experience is bounded only by the
child's imagination. Some projects will be lovely to look at, some lovely to taste,
and others lovely to have explored and nothing more. Children will need only to
please themselves.

Explore. Experiment. Create. Enjoy watching the creative sparkle of each child.

Meet the Author


MaryAnn F. Kohl is the award-winning author of "Discovering Great Artists," "Scribble Art," "First Art," and "Preschool Art," and 15+ more titles, including the original "Mudworks". "Mudworks" is recognized as a classic in art education and has received high honors from ALA.

"Mudworks" is also available in a bilingual edition ebook format, "Mudworks Bilingual".

Kohl has an extensive workshop and event schedule year round throughout the country. She is active in social medial, sends a monthly newsletter to hundreds of followers, and is interviewed on a regular basis. She is on the Board of Directors for the Independent Book Publishers Association. She lives in Bellingham, Washington.

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Mudworks: Creative Clay, Dough, and Modeling Experiences (Bright Ideas for Learning) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most fun art book we have found for our homeschooling art! Who knew you could use lint (from the dryer) for modeling!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Recently we read a review that called Mudworks a classic. Thank you, but I believe it needs a few more years to be held in such high regard!(But we loved the attention!) Meanwhile, it has been our company's best selling title since l989, sales never dropping off in all those years. We're proud of this book. We know it has made a difference for people who love to do creative art with their children. Thanks to all of you who have purchased Mudworks over the years.You've given it a place in the history of children's activity books!
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