Art Activities A to Z presents a detailed lesson plan format of open-ended art activities. It focuses on the art "process" rather than the "product". Users will enjoy the activities as they explore medium beyond tempera paint and brushes. The activities are easy-to-understand and follow. Each section will assist users in finding art activities for a theme based curriculum, to incorporate a letter of the week, or provide a spur of the moment filler.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Helpful Hints. Supplies Needed. Section A: Absorption. Acorn Painting... Section B: Bag Painting. Balloon Painting. Section C: Cake Painting. Carrot Painting. Section D: Damp Paper Painting. Dental Floss Painting...Section E: Egg roll. Eggshell Mosaic...Section F: Feather Dusting Painting. Finger Painting. Section G: Gelatin Pudding. Glove Painting. Section H: Hand Prints. Hats. Section I: Ice Painting. Section J: Jellybean Painting. Jump Painting. Section K: Key Prints. Kitchen Prints. Section L: Lace Prints. Laminating Film Art. Section M: Magnet Art. Marbling. Section N: Necklace. New Prints. Section O: Oatmeal Art. Oil Art. Section P: Pasta Collage. Pinecone Roll. Section Q: Quarter Prints. Quill Painting. Section R: Record Player Art. Roller Painting. Section S: Salt Art. Salad Spinner Art. Section T: Tin Can Painting. Tissue Paper Art. Section U: Udder Art. Under the Table Drawing. Section V: Vase Design. Vegetable Prints. Section W: Wallpaper Art. Warming Tray Art... Section X: X-Ray Drawing. Xylophone Painting. Section Y: Yarn Mosaic. Yo-Yo Art. Yogurt Finger Painting. Section Z: Zigzag Art. Theme Specific Index.
Jeanne McLarty is a preschool teacher with 16 years of teaching experience and five years' experience as a preschool director. She is a member of numerous associations dedicated to childhood education, including the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Joanne Matricardi is an early childhood instructor and preschool director with a B.A. in psychology and social work, an M.Ed. in early childhood education and an Ed.S. in curriculum and instruction. She has 25 years' experience teaching young children. She has been recognized as 2000 Teacher of the Year at Maxwell High School and as part of Teachers as Leaders in 1999 in the Gwinnett County Public School System.