Giveaway #7 :: Win Children’s Art Books by MaryAnn F. Kohl

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Win Two Children's Art Books by MaryAnn F. Kohl

MaryAnn F. Kohl, the beloved author of more than 20 children's art activity books, is offering two of her favorites to one lucky winner. 

As most of you know, MaryAnn and her books inspired my own journey down the road of encouraging children's art and creativity. I am so thankful that I came across her books after my first child was born. You can read my interviews with MaryAnn here, here, and here.

The two giveaway books are:

Mudworks: Creative Clay, Dough and Modeling Experiences

Scribble Art: Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children (My fave of all her books!)

Enter for a chance to win these two children's art books

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  1. says

    We have Discovering Great Artists: Hands-on Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters… My oldest loves flipping through to find a project. I would love to win some more of her books today! ;)

  2. Heather Murphy says

    I’d love to check out Preschool art and Scribble Art. My 3 yr old likes creating but is very gross motor skill focused so I’m always looking for ways to let him explore and imagine with art and fine motor skills!

  3. Deana says

    Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters has been on my Amazon wishlist for a while now :)

  4. Paige Cunningham says

    I’ve used some activity ideas from quite a few of her books. I have a friend who is just starting out and would love to give her these. Thanks for the contest!

  5. Cami T Armbrust says

    I don’t have any of her books, but I’d love to have Mudworks the most. I would love to get more into scultping with my children!

  6. Amy says

    I’m not familiar with MaryAnn’s books, but I would say the Scribble Art would be perfect for my daughter. I will have to watch for her books!

  7. Danielle says

    This is the first I’ve heard of her books. But I just looked up her others on Amazon, and I’m going to buy the “Toddlers and Twos” books for my 18 month old! Looking forward to some fun ideas!

  8. Miriam Giardini says

    My favorite of her books is also “Scribble Art: Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children”, and I really hope I can win one of these! ;)

  9. Jill Weng says

    None yet. But reading all these comments makes me really curious and going to find some of her books right away!

  10. Anne says

    First Art has been inspiring me to organize an art play group for 2 year olds, second only to The Artful Parent. I truly appreciate what you are doing here. Thank you!

  11. Lisa says

    I have not read any of her books… and to be honest, haven’t gotten through any book in 4 years (no time alone, unless I barricade myself in the watercloset and that doesn’t always work either)
    I would love to read Kohl’s books and share them w/ my Mommy Group and Preschool!

  12. Kelly says

    First Art was one of the very first art books I purchased a couple years ago. It is full of fantastic ideas. I even recommended that our public library get it! These books are completely amazing, I bet.

  13. [email protected] says

    Both to peak imagination!

  14. Laurie says

    My tot is just getting old enough to really start digging into more art projects, my Mom just gave me a book of activities and drawing and it’s opened up a whole new world. I now see the importance of books and inspiration so I would LOVE to get my hands on more art books! Mudworks sound right up my son’s alley! Thanks for your inspirations…

  15. Kim says

    “First Art” is my favorite, but I’ve never tried anything from the two books from the giveaway. They sound great!

  16. Rachel says

    I’ve never seen her books before but then again I’ve never really looked into children’s art either. Would love a chance to check them out!

  17. says

    We have about 5 of Mary Ann Kohl’s books, and I have to say, my favorites are Science Art and Math Art, because I could have NEVER thought of those (harder concepts for me to teach) could be related to art. I am thankful for the inspiration!
    Sarah M

  18. Eileen says

    We have First Art and I absolutely love it. That book taught me that children’s are is about exploration above all. Mudworks seems to be popular, that might be added to our library soon!

  19. Mary Beth Galloway says

    I have a bunch of her books, but not these! Really like the math arts and great artists ones…all are super though.

  20. Jenny says

    We don’t have any of her books, but always loving to add great books to our library. Would love to have fun with these with my kids.

  21. Carrie Roberson says

    I haven’t read any of her books yet but my sister tells me how wonderful they are. I am interested in Science Art.
    Anything that teaches Science is great in my book.

  22. Melissa says

    They are on my fishpond wishlist but haven’t been able to purchase yet! Have borrowed Discovering Great Artists….my students LOVED creating!

  23. Elizabeth says

    Titles just do not stick in my brain, but I have enjoyed all of her books that I have read! I would love to own some, I usually get them from the library!

  24. [email protected] says

    I think I would enjoy Scribble Art the most!

  25. gail says

    Discovering great artists – is the only book I have seen. great for children to explore our great artists and their works

  26. Allison S. says

    Haven’t read any yet, but they have been on my list for some time. I need to get on that one of these days! :)

  27. Rebecca Feucht says

    This is the first I’ve seen anything by her, but they all look great. I’ll have to get the preschool art one for sure.

  28. Dianna says

    Scribble Art.
    Oh, and thanks for not making me ‘like’ a million things on facebook or pinterest to enter. :-) This is MY kind of giveaway series!

  29. Noel says

    I believe Scribble Art may have been referred to by The Artful Parent in my history of reading her blog, but, do not own any if your books yet!

  30. Andrea says

    Discovering Great Artists is the only one we have. We got it a couple of years ago, and my girls really weren’t old enough then, but now we are growing into it. We love the art history aspect as well as the projects inside. It is so clearly labled how difficult the projects are, how much time they take, what materials you need, I love it!

  31. Kiri N says

    So far we have Big Messy Art and First Art. I really like them both! We got them when my son started early intervention and it was really helpful for me when I tried to come up with engaging projects for him.

  32. Amelia Lawler says

    Preschool art – it’s the process not the product was one of the 1st ever art resources I brought when my kids were excelling my art capabilities. What mostly drew me to this book is that as soon as I read the title I knew I’d like it because I have the same philosophy. We arnt trying to make master pieces with our kids , we are trying to give them meaningful experiences!!

  33. Melissa Haddon says

    The only one we have used is Greatest Artist, I do love it! We actually completed Rembrandt’s face project today with the kids, what a coincidence :)

  34. Nancy says

    I’ve used a ton of Kohl books, but Discovering Great Artists keep rising to the surface for me lately. I need to buy my own copy (I use one from the library) so that we can have it around for sudden inspiration. Thank you for the giveaway!

  35. Elizabeth Vowell says

    I don’t have a single one, but know the name from years of reading your blog. I’m dying to get her play dough recipe that you gush over.

  36. Becky Williams says

    I love the Great Artists books- I dont really remember getting into art history until high school, and I think it has so much to offer- I love combining discussion of artitst with art projects for kids and making it seem real. I would like to start a good Mary Ann Kohl collection for my classroom next year, aspiring art teacher that I am!

  37. Stephanie Kelly says

    Good earth art and preschool art are part of my collection of early childhood education books… Great resources!

  38. Jessica L. says

    This is my first introduction to this author! But I work in a preschool room, so I’m headed to Amazon to check her stuff out!

  39. Christine Smith says

    I’ve not read any of her books yet, but will be checking them out at the library now! I think I’m most interested in reading the preschool art or science art ones based on where my kids are right now.

  40. Joy says

    I borrowe dMudworks from the library and loved it. Now that my second child is one, we might need to borrow it again

  41. Amy Griffeth says

    well I’ve loved them all but if I have to pick one – I’ll say Big Messy Art! I get more boys to participate in art when I use ideas from that book.

  42. German says

    It’s a pity this is open only to US residents when people from all over the world have access to FB. Not fair!!! There is such a thing as international postage!

  43. Jacqueline says

    We have First Art, and Art with Anything – I like them both. First Art is probably my favourite, as that’s how I got started.

  44. says

    The one I’ve used the most when teaching art is “Discovering Great Artists,” but last year I bought her “Preschool Art” book and I love it! My kids are younger, so the projects in the preschool book are just right for them.

  45. katie says

    good earth art… santa brought it for me as a kid and I still have it :)
    (but its the only one ive read so I have nothing to compare it to )

  46. says

    I love reading these comments!!!! Thank you, Jean, for sharing my books with everyone…I’m pleased to share. I want to welcome anyone to join my facebook group called “Process Art with MaryAnn Kohl” — I do giveaways there every time we gain 100 new members. We share amazing ideas and have tips for success as well as help each other with all kinds of art issues. Join us!!
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/processart/
    PS I hope whoever wins will love the easy art ideas in my books.

  47. says

    I have only read Preschool Art, First Art, and Global Art, but I think my favorite of the three was Preschool Art. Would love to check these two out!

  48. Adelle F. says

    It’s so hard to pick but I really enjoyed First Art and Preschool Art when my kids were just a bit littler and when I was teaching at a pre-school.

  49. says

    I’m a beginner art parent, so have never heard of them. But, I JUST checked our local library and they stock 4 of her books. I’ve just reserved “First Art” as my first read/research. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  50. Cris says

    We only have Science Art and we really like it. I like the fact that it proposes activities for a fairly wide range of age.

  51. Claire Yabraian says

    I’m unfamiliar with these books, but I never quite know what to do with clay, so I most look forward to reading that one.

  52. Cindy Leonard says

    Discovering Great Artists: Hands-on Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters is my favorite! But I love all her books!

  53. Brandy H says

    I don’t have any of Maryann’s books but “Art with Anything” looks perfect for my bunch and for the stash of materials I have all over the place.

  54. Tauna W. says

    I’ve always been intrigued by First Art which I first read about on this blog. I never read it though but at one point I dreamed of starting a toddler art group. I will definitely be checking out brightring.com!

  55. Kary M. says

    “First Art : Art Experiences for Toddlers and Twos”. I referred to this book often when my two boys were toddlers!

  56. Liisa says

    “First Art” because it was the first one I bought and “Art with Anything” because I can almost always find the materials needed in the house!

  57. Leah H. says

    I love Art with Anything and Storybook Art. The books in the giveaway are some of the few MaryAnn books that I don’t already own!

  58. AStalvey says

    I am not familiar with Mary Ann’s work. I would LOVE to more deeply understand how to approach art with my son and students though

  59. Sara says

    I put her books on my wishlist after reading about them here a while back. I’d love to finally be able to read them through.

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