Art Activities for Mind and Imagination contains scores of lively artistic experiences for use by art teachers of students from middle school through higher education and individuals working at home. Included are projects in drawing; painting with watercolor, acrylic and mixed media; collage with paper, tissue, fabric and magazines; sculpture in foam, wood, clay, wire, and plaster; and inventive jewelry in plaster, copper and found objects.
Contains: Easy-to-understand brain research revealing how art activities promote intellectual skills and imaginative problem-solving.
Lively artistic experiences for use by art teachers, students, individuals and groups. Contains easy-to-understand brain research revealing how art activities promote intellectual skills and imaginative problem-solving.
Scores of projects including:
- painting with watercolor, acrylic and mixed media
- collage with paper, tissue, fabric and magazines
- sculpture in foam, wood, clay, wire, and plaster
- inventive jewelry in plaster, copper and found objects.
68 full color illustrations
Softcover 80 pages
Library of Congress Number: 2003091175
“Art Activities for Mind and Imagination infers important relationships among art, brain development and learning. The book contributes to the creation of learning environments that stimulate the brain in subtle and multi-sensory ways. The illustrations used to support the text are rich in colors and textures making this collection of activities a sensory delight.”
-Dr. John Mulhern, former Director of Teacher Education, Ramapo College of New Jersey, former NJ Superintendent of Schools and Assistant Commissioner of Education.
“These activities are sure to open the doors of imagination for anyone who tries them.”
-Denise Whitaker, Supervisor of Art and Design, Ridgewood, New Jersey Schools
Dr. Judith Peck is Professor Emeritus of Art, Ramapo College of New Jersey. She is author of several books on art techniques and creativity in learning for teachers and parents. Her sculptures are included in 80 public and private collections internationally. Pictures and information about her work can be viewed at www.judithpeck.com and titles of other books at www.imagination-arts.com.