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TagsMaryAnn Kohl (3), kids art (3), art activities (3), creative art (3), art lessons (3), art for kids (2), unusual room spaces (2), Projects that are big and exciting...adventurous art! Kids love this book. Not all that messy (2), and creative play ideas that they think up themselves. Puppets (2), play book scenes (2) — see all tags

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About meMaryAnn F. Kohl is the author of twenty books on art for children, valuing the process of art more than the product. MaryAnn's webpage is:
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About my libraryMy list thusfar contains the books I have written. I plan to add books I have read soon.



Real nameMaryAnn F. Kohl

LocationBellingham, WA USA

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Member sinceOct 20, 2006

Currently readingGreat American Artists for Kids: Hands-On Art Experiences in the Styles of Great American Masters (Bright Ideas for Lear by MaryAnn F. Kohl

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Congratulations on your new book! I haven't seen it yet, but I plan to buy it soon - it may be too advanced for my almost-4-year-old, but I love setting up art activities for older kids who visit. I see you found my YouTube videos of my daughter doing a couple of your activities. We used to pick out one almost daily, but my life has been a train wreck this year, so a lot of activities have fallen by the wayside. We use Mudworks and Preschool Art most often.
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MaryAnn, I love your books!!! You don't know how many times I've raved about them to people and have bought them as gifts. My little girl is 2, and I set up a First Art activity for her almost every day (the rest of the day, I just leave a big pad of paper and crayons out), but I also get use out of the other books when older kids visit. About 6 weeks ago, I hosted a mixed-age art party with about 15 kids aged 1 to 6, and it was a big hit. There were two of the dough recipes from Mudworks (1 salt fundough, 1 sticky sugary dough), a couple of the kids liked the suncatcher best of all (I taped down the edges of contact paper sticky-side-up, and they loved ripping the tissue paper and sticking it on), and out on the patio, the kids could paint rocks and pinecones (from Good Earth Art). What timing that I should come home to a message from you, because I had just seen a couple friends and their 2-year-olds an hour ago, and we settled on this Monday to do a small art party at my house, so once again, I was looking forward to picking out explorations for the kids.

I do have a question, actually. I saw in the back of one of your books that Computer Arts was expected out in 2006, then the most recent book I bought said nothing about it but mentioned Music Arts due in 2006. Nosy one that I am, about once a month, I search Amazon for your name to see if anything new has popped up, but I haven't seen anything about those titles. I just saw on your website that Discovering Great American Artists is coming out next summer - is that the next one due?
I'm so happy I found this website! What a great idea!!
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