Online Art Activities for Kids | Free Art Projects for Kids | Bright Ring Publishing, Inc.

Online Art Activities for Kids | Free Art Projects for Kids | Bright Ring Publishing, Inc.

Bright Ring Publishing, Inc. has been publishing award-winning art activity books for children since 1985. MaryAnn Faubion Kohl (that’s me!) is the primary author or co-author of all the books we publish. My titles, which include Scribble Art, Mudworks, Mudworks Bilingual Edition, Good Earth Art, Science Arts, Storybook Art, Discovering Great Artists, and Great American Artists for Kids, have captured the imaginations of children, teachers and parents worldwide. I also write books for Gryphon House, Inc. including the titles Preschool Art, Cooking Art, Global Art, MathArts, Making Make-Believe, and The Big Messy Art Book.

Maryann’s Favorite “Process Art” Ideas

Primary Art I

Primary Art II

Creativity is as natural and necessary for children as fresh air and sunshine! By exposing children to creative experiences, we give them the gift of a rich and memorable childhood while laying the foundation for a lifetime of creative expression – all topped off with a heaping helping of important learning skills.

Here are a few articles to get YOUR creative juices flowing!

fostering creativity by MaryAnn Kohl Bright Ring Publishing

Fostering Creativity

Art with Toddlers and Twos? Face the Fear!

Raising Young Artists

The bottom line is that parents need to remember the basic difference between arts and crafts.  Art is spontaneous. Craft follows steps to produce a specific outcome. Art encourages creativity. Crafts are good ways to practice following directions.

So to encourage young artists in your house, gather the supplies, give no directions, let them create, and stand back to be amazed.


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