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Children experience printmaking in Hands on Art at Richland Library: Main.

Hands on Art: Promoting Visual Literacy

Did you know that Richland Library offers an art program aimed toward promoting art education for your little ones?

And did you know that allowing your children to experience, experiment, and express themselves is a very important aspect of gaining a well-rounded early education? For certain learners, being able to process information visually and kinesthetically is essential for growth and development. Visual literacy means having the ability to communicate with others through sensory experiences and to interpret meaning from visual cues, which can help students as they begin school and when they are learning to read. The library offers many programs for young children that enrich their learning experience. Our Hands on Art program is always fun, at times messy, and always focused on bringing early education in its visual form to some of the youngest of our library customers. Please join us for an hour of creative enjoyment at our next Hands on Art!

*Richland Library Main hosts Hands on Art the first Friday of every month, and beginning in September, Richland Library Northeast will be hosting Hands on Art every Friday morning!*


Ashley W. Says: Great source for making art with toddlers!
Amazon Says: From the creator of the bestselling Anti-Coloring Book series with more than 600,000 copies sold, a new parenting guide to encouraging creativity in preschool-age children Yo more...
Amazon Says: From the creator of the bestselling Anti-Coloring Book series with more than 600,000 copies sold, a new parenting guide to encouraging creativity in preschool-age children Young at Art is the first and only comprehensive book for the general audience about the nature, value and impact of art on very young children. Directed towards parents and educators of one to five year olds, Susan Striker explains why children's art is not a frill, but the very foundation upon which all later fundamental skills are built. She drives home the idea that encouraging children's artistic growth will have beneficial effects on all other aspects of their emotional and intellectual development. At the core of this practical guide is the understanding that art is an important tool in teaching young children crucial concepts related to self-expression, reading and writing. As opposed to more structured exercises, such as coloring on dittos and underlining pictures in workbooks, Striker stresses that scribbling and free drawing experiments are the most important art activities a child can engage in; they better prepare children to read independently as they grow. Young at Art provides descriptions for age-appropriate art activities, tips for carrying them out safely, and helps parents recognize what a child's art work should look like at each stage of development. With Young at Art, parents will develop realistic expectations of their children's work, learn how to speak to their children about their art, and facilitate skills well beyond their creativity that will benefit children. less...
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My Art Book by DK Publishing
Ashley W. Says: Introduce kids to some of the world's most influential artists!
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Ashley W. Says: Get creative with nature.
Amazon Says: In this unique craft book, outdoor enthusiast and former teacher Ellen B. Senisi encourages children to create art with colored objects found in nature. In alternating spreads more...
Amazon Says: In this unique craft book, outdoor enthusiast and former teacher Ellen B. Senisi encourages children to create art with colored objects found in nature. In alternating spreads, she shows the beauty of each color, its special significance to the plant and animal world, and related crafts. Kids can put away their store-bought supplies-here are more than a dozen projects, all made with plants, fruits, and other natural objects that they can find in yards, parks, gardens, or the grocery store. Children will discover that green leaves make printed patterns, spinach can be simmered into ink, certain flowers and berries work like paint, and more. Nature inspires so much of art. In this book it provides the materials, too. For young artists, this is a new, intimate way to think about color and its essential role in nature and art. less...
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Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates
Amazon Says: Dog loves books, but one day he receives a strange one in the mail—it's blank! Soon, Dog realizes that this book is not for reading, but for drawing. Before long, Dog is doo more...
Amazon Says: Dog loves books, but one day he receives a strange one in the mail—it's blank! Soon, Dog realizes that this book is not for reading, but for drawing. Before long, Dog is doodling and drawing himself into a new world, full of friends and surprises. less...
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Art & Max by David Wiesner
Amazon Says: Max and Arthur are friends who share an interest in painting. Arthur is an accomplished painter; Max is a beginner. Max's first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two fri more...
Amazon Says: Max and Arthur are friends who share an interest in painting. Arthur is an accomplished painter; Max is a beginner. Max's first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various artistic media, which turn out to have unexpected pitfalls. Although Max is inexperienced, he's courageous and a quick learner. His energy and enthusiasm bring the adventure to its triumphant conclusion. Beginners everywhere will take heart. less...
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Chalk by Bill Thomson
Amazon Says: A rainy day. Three kids in a park. A dinosaur spring rider. A bag of chalk. The kids begin to draw. . . and then . . . magic! The children draw the sun, butterflies, and a din more...
Amazon Says: A rainy day. Three kids in a park. A dinosaur spring rider. A bag of chalk. The kids begin to draw. . . and then . . . magic! The children draw the sun, butterflies, and a dinosaur that amazingly come to life. Children will never feel the same about the playground after they experience this astounding wordless picture book and the power of the imagination. Bill Thomson embraced traditional painting techniques and meticulously painted each illustration by hand, using acrylic paint and colored pencils. less...
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