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

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Overview

HANDS-ON ART EXPLORATION FOR
SCHOOL • HOMESCHOOL • MUSEUMS • LIBRARIES • CHILDCARE • HOME • CAMP

Inside MUDWORKS experience ...
Funclay • Bead Clay • Breadcraft • Pate Brisee • Salt & Stretch Goo • Crepe Paper Jewelry • Spackle Relief Panel • Gingerbread Architecture • Tissue Mache • Carving Paste • Toothpaste Putty • ...

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Overview

HANDS-ON ART EXPLORATION FOR
SCHOOL • HOMESCHOOL • MUSEUMS • LIBRARIES • CHILDCARE • HOME • CAMP

Inside MUDWORKS experience ...
Funclay • Bead Clay • Breadcraft • Pate Brisee • Salt & Stretch Goo • Crepe Paper Jewelry • Spackle Relief Panel • Gingerbread Architecture • Tissue Mache • Carving Paste • Toothpaste Putty • Strip Papier-Mache • Doggie Biscuits • Clay Modeling • Sand Castle Keeper • ad 110 more art experiences.

Discover chapters in ...
Playdough • Bread Dough • Plaster of Paris • Papier-Mache • Edible Art Dough • Modeling Mixtures & More

*From the author of "Storybook Art" and "Discovering Great Artists"*
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 reviw

"Having all the creative goosh and moosh recipes in one book makes MUDWORKS a wonderful resource."
~ Bev Box, 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"

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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"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935607024
  • Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1989
  • Series: Bright Ideas for Learning
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 1,414,914
  • Age range: 3 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.86 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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" 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.

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword 12
Introduction 13-14

Chapter 1:
PLAYDOUGH
Cooked

Salty Fundough 16
Salt Playdough 17
Play Clay 18
Cornstarch Dough 19
Funclay 1 20
Funclay 2 21
Salty Oil Dough 1 22
Salty Oil Dough 2 23
Sand Modeling 24
Salt Oil Alum Dough 25
Sugar Dough 26
Lint Modeling 27

Uncooked

Basic Art Dough 28
Bakers Clay 29
Oily Dough 1 30
Oily Dough 2 31
Salt Modeling Clay 32
Quick Modeling 33
Oil Alum Clay 34
Salt Alum Modeling 35
Easy Salt Dough 36
Oily Cloud Dough 37
Coffee Dough 38
Cinnamon Dough 39
Soapy Dough 40
Cornmeal Dough 41
Oatmeal Dough 42
Cotton Dough 43
Glue Dough 44
Shampoo Dough 45
Vinegar Dough 46
Bead Clay 47
Map Modeling 1 48
Map Modeling 2 49
Crepe Paper Modeling 50
Crepe Paper Jewelry 51
Sawdust Mixture 52

Chapter 2:
BREAD DOUGH

Working with Bread Doughs 54-55

Baked

Basic Breadcraft 56
Colored Dough 57
Patti's Bread Clay 58
Brick Bread 59
Frozen Bread Dough 60
Brown Bread Modeling 61

Dried

Rose Petal Beads 62
Cornstarch Bread 63
Bread and Glue Dough 64
Easy Bread Clay . 65
Bread Modeling 66

Chapter 3:
PLASTER OF PARIS

Sand Cast 68
Mosaic Sand Cast 69
Mosaic in Plaster 70
Leaf Casting 71
Ice Cube Sculpture 72
Balloon Creatures 73
Bag Sculpture 74
Fantasy Sculptures 75
Putty Cast 76
Spackle Relief Panel 77
Marble Plaster 78
Simulated Marble 79
Zonalite Sculpture 80
Alabaster Plaster 81
Gesso Painting 82
Gesso Modeling 83
Cloth Dipping 84

Chapter 4:
PAPIER-MACHE

Soft Papier-Mache Pulp 86
Strip Papier-Mache 87
Papier-Mache Pulp 88
Papier-Mache Mash 89
Tissue Mache 90
Bottle Sculpture 91
Flour Papier-Mache 92
Sawdust Modeling 93
Wallpaper Paste 94
Paper Paste 95
Thin Paste 96

Chapter 4:
EDIBLE DOUGH ART

Baked

Sculpture Cookie Dough 98-99
Sculpture Cookie Pops 100-101
Roll Sculpture Dough 102
Rich Roll Sculptures 103
Pretzel Dough 104
Doggie Biscuits 105
Pate Brisee 106
Pate Brisee Sucree 107
Piecrust 108
Gingerbread Mix Dough 109
Gingerbread Architectural Dough 110-111
House Assembling 112
Architectural Icing 113
Flow Icing 113
Joy Gingerbread 114
Stained Glass Dough 115

Unbaked

Peanut Syrup Dough 116
Peanut Butter Play Dough 117
Frosting Dough 118
Mashed Potatoes 119
Yummy Dough 120

Chapter 5:
MODELING MIXTURES AND MORE

Mudworks 122
Sandworks 123
Sand Castle 124
Sand Castle Keeper 125
Nutty Putty 126
Toothpaste Putty 127
Plastic Jello 128
Sidewalk Chalk 129
Salt and Starch Goo 130
Goop 131
Carving Paste 132
Soap Stone Carving 133
Detergent Dough 134
Soap Balls 135
Soapsuds Clay 136
Indoor Snowmen 137
Wax Sculpture 138
Crayon Molds 139
Clay Modeling 140
Moist Clay 141-142

Chapter 6:
RESOURCE GUIDE

Commercial Clay and Modeling Products. . 144-146
Where to Find 146
Bibliography 147
Index 148-149

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2001

    Checked it out from the library but realized it was a 'keeper' art book!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2000

    Best-Selling 'Classic'

    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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