Scribble Art: Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children (Bright Ideas for Learning)

Overview

"Scribble Art" is a creative collection of easy and open-ended independent art experiences encouraging process, discovery, and exploration.

"Scribble Art" projects include ...
- Arm Dancing - Chalk Stencil - Fabric Transfer - Bead Clay - Experipaint - Salty Watercolor - PuffIt Paint - Sawdust Modeling - Goop - Fingerprints - Monograph - Bubble Print - Marbling - Wire Sculpture - Branch Weaving - Sprinkle Dots - Basket Stitch - Nail Collage - String Thing - color Spin - Letter Colle - Marshmallow sculpture - ...

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Overview

"Scribble Art" is a creative collection of easy and open-ended independent art experiences encouraging process, discovery, and exploration.

"Scribble Art" projects include ...
- Arm Dancing - Chalk Stencil - Fabric Transfer - Bead Clay - Experipaint - Salty Watercolor - PuffIt Paint - Sawdust Modeling - Goop - Fingerprints - Monograph - Bubble Print - Marbling - Wire Sculpture - Branch Weaving - Sprinkle Dots - Basket Stitch - Nail Collage - String Thing - color Spin - Letter Colle - Marshmallow sculpture - Puppet Treasure Box - Scribble Cookies

"Scribble Art" is a completely revised edition of the original work "Scribble Cookies and Other Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children"

"Scribble Art" stresses the importance of individual exploration in an open-ended, safe, non-competitive environment ... a valuable resource for any parent or teacher..."
~ Canadian Society for Education Through Art

"Art experiences in "Scribble Art" are all fun and allow children to achieve creative independence ... needing only readily available materials ... project directions are clear and concise ... highly recommended."
~ G/C/T Magazine for Gifted, Creative and Talented Children

"Most appealing is that the end product of art in "Scribble Art" is bounded only by the imagination of the child."
~ DB Martens, York, PA Newspaper publisher

"Scribble Art" is abundant with imaginative and exciting projects which encourage children to explore art."
~ Lois Walker, TV Host of "Take Part for Kids", author, and columnist Vancouver Province

Written by MaryAnn F. Kohl, author of award winning children's art idea books: "Mudworks", "Science Arts", "Good Earth Art", and "Preschool Art". Her interest in creative art comes from years of teaching elementary and preschool children, using a whole language and learning center approach. MaryAnn teaches children's workshops and owns Bright Ring Publishing.

ART EXPLORATIONS FOR
• SCHOOL • HOME • CHILDCARE • HOMESCHOOL • PRESCHOOL • LIBRARIES • MUSEUMS

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"Scribble Art" stresses the importance of individual exploration in an open-ended, safe, non-competitive environment ... a valuable resource for any parent or teacher..."
~ Canadian Society for Education Through Art

"Art experiences in "Scribble Art" are all fun and allow children to achieve creative independence ... needing only readily available materials ... project directions are clear and concise ... highly recommended."
~ G/C/T Magazine for Gifted, Creative and Talented Children

"Most appealing is that the end product of art in "Scribble Art" is bounded only by the imagination of the child."
~ DB Martens, York, PA Newspaper publisher

"Scribble Art" is abundant with imaginative and exciting projects which encourage children to explore art."
~ Lois Walker, TV Host of "Take Part for Kids", author, and columnist Vancouver Province

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935607055
  • Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Series: Bright Ideas for Learning
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 158
  • Sales rank: 824,618
  • Age range: 2 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.01 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

MaryAnn F. Kohl is the award-winning author of "Discovering Great Artists," "Mudworks," "First Art," and "Preschool Art," and 15+ more titles. Kohl has an extensive workshop and event schedule year round throughout the country, and is active in social media. Kohl is on the Board of Directors for the Independent Book Publishers Association. She lives in Bellingham, Washington.

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INTRODUCTION

THE INDEPENDENT ART CENTER
How to set up an art center: Encourage Independence

Select a corner of the room or a table that will be the center of art
activities. This area will be "child ready" with supplies at child level:
scissors in a can, pencils, brushes, crayons, glue, tape, stapler, and other
commonly used materials. Keep a supply of paper, newspaper, paper
towels, collage items, sewing trims, ink pad, empty cups, and other items
often used for art on hand. Always keep a scrap box filled and ready to go.
Have a shelf or cupboard nearby at child level to hold materials. Use
shoe boxes, plastic trays, coffee cans, or other inexpensive containers to
organize materials. In all cases, remember that the art center will be
dripped and splattered, so use materials than can be cleaned or materials
that can be enjoyed without concern for ultimate cleanliness.

Many activities will only need a refreshing of materials that are always
on hand, needing little or no adult direction. Other activities will require
some explanation for simple art techniques or safety. Children should,
however, be supervised at all times.

Most important, under no circumstances should an adult make a
sample for the artist to copy. The art in this book is open-ended, and is
provided to encourage each child to experience the process of creative art
rather than a finished product. The finished product is an outcome of
exploration and creativity, not the goal. Therefore, no finished product
samples are necessary.

Special art materials will be provided periodically in the center. Simple
explanations of how to get started are often the only "teaching" necessary
for these activities. Let creativity takes it course. You will be pleasantly
surprised and often amazed at the outcomes of creative exploration by
children of all ages.

The adult in charge should keep an eye on the art center and assist in
keeping it tidy and child ready. Of course, children should be responsible
for cleaning up after themselves; thus, keep a trash bin and recycling
containers handy, provide a dust broom and pan, a sink or bucket of soapy
water, a sponge, and other cleaning materials.

Encourage independence, encourage creativity, and encourage fun.
And prepare to see amazing art process from the natural imaginations of
children.

Why a center? "The art center is a safe place to create."

A center takes the pressure off a child to copy or compete with other
children for style, speed, and quantity. A child should be able to work at
the art center for as long as he needs, to create as many or as few
expressions and explorations as he needs, and to create in his own way
without an adult-made sample to copy. The art center feels I ike-a safe
place to create and explore possibilities. The art center is therefore a
creative place to explore and discover.

The art center benefits the adult as well as the child. It takes very little
preparation or planning to keep an art center supplied as compared to
setting up and preparing specific art materials for a unique art project each
day. Once a center is established, materials only need be added or
changed when the supplies run low or a new idea pops into the picture.
New ideas and supplies then become a part of the art center's regular
supply; safety and basic techniques have been introduced, and the artist
can then be independent and feel comfortable exploring and creating.
Providing a new set of materials with no direction is an exciting
experience for the artist and the adult. Children will use the materials as
you might expect, and also, in entirely new and expressive ways. All
artistic endeavor is unique and has merit.

The artist should be able to move freely from the art center to other
centers or activities upon completion of his art exploration. Simple rules
such as cleaning up before leaving the center help keep things running
smoothly. Help the artist out by setting up an area for drying projects, a
cubby for work to take home or save, and a system of choosing other
activities upon completion.

Above all, each child should be encouraged to be independent in
artistic process rather than striving for a finished product. Independence
and responsibility in choosing materials, techniques, and then in cleaning
up and moving on to something else are skills that learned early will
benefit the child as he grows to adulthood.

Watching children explore, discover, create, and succeed in the
process of art is a wonderful experience for the adult. I always tell
children, "There is no right way or wrong way for your art idea to turn
out...there is only your way/' I've seen eyes light up time and time again
as young artists realize that creativity is not a rigid science but rather is a
process with no one to judge the experience but themselves. Remember,
Process Not Product!

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Table of Contents

CHART OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Paper & Collage 15

Cut-and-Paste 16
Torn Paper Design 17
Paper Collage 18
3-D Paper Experiments 19
Cut Paper Design 20
Scored Paper 21
Sprinkle Dots 22
Paper Mosaic 23
Letter Colle 24
Magazine Colle 25
Tracing Shapers 26
Flip & Slide Design 27
Paper Strip Art 28
Perforated Paper Art 29
Tissue Blossoms 30
Starch Tissue 31
Framed Artwork 32
Color Spin 33
Stuffed Paper 34
Newspaper Sculpture 35
Papier-Mache Package 36

Chapter 2: Crayon & Chalk 37

Free Drawing 38
Challenge Drawing 39
Arm Dancing 40
Handful of Scribbles 41
Crayon Etching 42
Crayon Rubbing 43
Crayon Wax Resist 44
Mystery Picture 45
Laminations 46
Scribble Cookies 47
Warmed Crayon 48
Encaustic Painting 49
Fabric Transfer 50
Art Gallery 51
Wet Paper Chalk 52
Brushed Chalk 53
Chalk Stencils 54
Painted Chalk 55
Starch Chalk 56
Crushed Chalk 57
Sponge Chalk 58

Chapter 3: Paint & Dye 59

Experi-paint 60
Damp Paper Paint 61
Marking Pen Paint 62
Masking Tape Resist 63
Salt Painting 64
Salty Watercolor 65
Funny Paints 66
Vegetable Dye Paint 67
Drip and Run 68
Squeezing Paint 69
Pulled String 70
Blottos 71
Puff-It Paint 72
Puffy Paint Dough 73
Car Tracks 74
Marble Roll 75
Fingerpainting 76
Paper Dip and Dye 77
Spatter Painting 78
Powder Painting 79
Palette Painting 80

Chapter 4: Printing 81

Sponge Print 82
Veggie Print 83
Junk Painting 84
Ink Pad Print 85
Fingerprints 86
Glue-On Print 87
Wood Block Print 88
Clay Print 89
String Block Print 90
String Roller Print 91
Glue Print 92
Relief Print 93
Monograph 94
Fingerpaint Monoprint 95
Leaf Print 96
Fish Print 97
Bubble Print 98
Feetprints 99
Easy Sun Print 100
Paper Dye Print 101
Marbling 102

Chapter 5:
Sculpture & Modeling 103

Wood Scrap Sculpture 104
Stick & Straw Build 105
Natural Sculpture 106
Junk Sculpture 107
Wire Sculpture 108
Foil Sculpture 109
Box Sculpture 110
Tree Sculpture 111
Garlands 112
Marshmallow Sculpture 113
Edible Party Sculptures 114
Snack Sculpture 115
Moving Tissue Sculpture 116
Playdough 117
Coop 118
Basic Bread Clay 119
Flour and Water Dough 120
Soda Cornstarch Dough 121
Cornstarch Dough 122
Salt and Flour Beads 123
Sawdust Modeling 124
Chapter 6: 125
Craft & Construction 126
Collage Construction 127
Random Weaving 128
Paper Weaving 129
Basket Stitching 130
Grocery Tray Weaving 131
Branch Weaving 132
Tray Stitchery 133
Sewing Boards 134
Design Board 135
Nail Collage 136
String Thing 137
Easy Pifiata 138
Contact Tissue Art 139
Tissue Glass 140
Fabric Stencil 141
Festive Banner 142
Pressed Flowers 143
Nature Pressing 144
Wreath of Nature 145
Lanterns 146
Puppet Treasure Box 147

Chapter 7: Resource Guide 148

Recipe-Formula Guide 151
Collage Materials List 152
Materials Index 157
Project Index 157
Art Technique Index 157

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    When I was teaching, these were the all-time best ideas that worked every time, with all ages. Art. Kids love it. When there is no expectation about the finished product, kids absolutely thrive in art! These ideas give them a push into paints, chalk, crayon, sculpting, or construction, and off they go. You will be amazed at the depth of joy and learning that takes place. Yes, I admit it, I love this book!!

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