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Simple Art: 45 Creative Art Activities for Children
by Willie Ennis, Jr.
This book is divided into two sections. The first focuses on a series of creative art activities entitled “Let’s Create a Picture!” These activities involve sensory stimulation to create using mental imagery in a series of poems. The latter section deals with selected creative art activities that may be presented to children of different age levels.
It should be noted, however, that the basic elements of artistic expression, along with the foundational principles of good design, should be used with each activity.
The author has taken care to consider the developmentally appropriate practice for children, along with the need for even the classroom teacher to be exposed to this approach-creative art activities through the integration of art, literature, and music.
About the Author
Ennis presents creative art activities that tend to foster creative artistic expression. He uses a step-by-step procedure and mental images found in poems to stimulate and engage children in the creative process.
His varied experiences in art education started as a senior in college teaching an art class. He served as an illustrator specialist in the United States Air Force. He worked as an arts and crafts instructor for the Baton Rouge Recreation and Parks Commission for several years.
He also worked as an art teacher, supervising art teacher, school counselor, and retired as an administrator. Currently he is an adjunct professor teaching art classes in the College of Education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
(2012, paperback, 106 pages)