Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence
Paperback ISBN: 0874775132
Helps the reader gain access to right-brain functions, which affect artistic and creative abilities, by teaching the skills of drawing through unusual exercises designed to increase visual skills
"It's the Process Not the Product."
Paperback ISBN: 0876591683
Over 200 activities encourage children to explore and understand their world through art experiences that emphasize the process of art, not the product. The first chapter introduces basic art activities appropriate for all children, while the subsequent chapters, which build on the basic activities in the first chapter, are divided by seasons. Activities are included for painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and construction. Indexes organized by art medium and project name help teachers plan. 260 pages. • Benjamin Franklin Award • Early Childhood News Director’s Award Preschool Art is a lifesaver . . . All the activities are easy, all are fun—the emphasis here is on the process, rather than specific results—and none require any elaborate materials . . . a real find.—Sesame Street Parents, "Picks for Parents" "Preschool Art offers help to parents of preschoolers struggling to meet the challenge of their children’s creative impulses. Prodigies aside, most kids this age aren’t interested in the final product; they are into the doing of art . . . . There is no right or wrong way, only their way. Kohl understands. She explains how to make and use many kinds of art materials based on the concept that the process not the product, is important. From old standbys like play dough to new craft discoveries like liquid crayons and frozen balloons, she provides hundreds of ways to enjoy and explore the creative process."—MetroParent, Milwaukee, Wisconsin "Kohl offers 250 projects complete with materials, processes and illustrated variations. She also adds practical hints that troubleshoot anticipated problems. The recipes are valuable well beyond the preschool years."—SchoolArts Other art books by MaryAnn Kohl: The Big Messy Art Book (Gryphon House), 0-87659-206-X Cooking Art (Gryphon House), 0-87659-184-5 Global Art (Gryphon House), 0-87659-190-X
Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Related Disorders
A Comprehensive Guide for Parents & Teachers
Paperback ISBN: 1885477457
This comprehensive guide contains more than 200 toilet training tips and 60 case examples to guide parents and teachers of children with autism who need techniques beyond those used to toilet train other children.
Art & Fear
Observations on the Perils (And Rewards) of Artmaking
Paperback ISBN: 0961454733
"This is a book about making art. Ordinary art. Ordinary art means something like: all art not made by Mozart. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially—statistically speaking—there aren't any people like that. Geniuses get made once-a-century or so, yet good art gets made all the time, so to equate the making of art with the workings of genius removes this intimately human activity to a strangely unreachable and unknowable place. For all practical purposes making art can be examined in great detail without ever getting entangled in the very remote problems of genius." —-from the Introduction Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. The book's co-authors, David Bayles and Ted Orland, are themselves both working artists, grappling daily with the problems of making art in the real world. Their insights and observations, drawn from personal experience, provide an incisive view into the world of art as it is expeienced by artmakers themselves. This is not your typical self-help book. This is a book written by artists, for artists -— it's about what it feels like when artists sit down at their easel or keyboard, in their studio or performance space, trying to do the work they need to do. First published in 1994, Art & Fear quickly became an underground classic. Word-of-mouth response alone—now enhanced by internet posting—has placed it among the best-selling books on artmaking and creativity nationally. Art & Fear has attracted a remarkably diverse audience, ranging from beginning to accomplished artists in every medium, and including an exceptional concentration among students and teachers. The original Capra Press edition of Art & Fear sold 80,000 copies. An excerpt: Today, more than it was however many years ago, art is hard because you have to keep after it so consistently. On so many different fronts. For so little external reward. Artists become veteran artists only by making peace not just with themselves, but with a huge range of issues. You have to find your work...
Asperger Syndrome And Difficult Moments
Practical Solutions For Tantrums, Rage And Meltdowns
Paperback ISBN: 1931282706
The latest release from 2004 ASA Professional of the Year, Brenda Smith Myles, co-authored by Jack Southwick. This expanded and revised edition of a now classical work provides in-depth and insightful solutions for both parents and educators. In addition to almost doubling the section on interventions, this highly practical and user-friendly resource also focuses on the behaviors and reactions of the adults around the child going through the rage cycle.
Positive, Fun Ways To Build The Bond Between Preschoolers, Books, And You
Paperback ISBN: 1574828576
Emphasizes early literacy skills, reading for pleasure, and the eight asset categories as ways to create memorable moments between children and the adults who read to them.