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Invitation to Draw

By Jean Van't Hul


Publication Date: June 15, 2021

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Help children draw and think more creatively by inspiring them with interesting and challenging art prompts and questions.

Open-ended art prompts that give children ages 4-9 opportunities to think creatively rather than follow directions are essential to raising learners who are comfortable with the unknown and eager to tackle it with problem-solving skills, self-efficacy, and critical thinking.

From drawing, painting, and paper cutting to making three-dimensional art with clay and recycled materials, these 99 fun and engaging ideas for creative art play use everyday household materials like masking tape, cardboard, and pasta to get kids engaged in their own explorations. The set-up itself is the teacher and encourages children to think of creative ways to use the provided materials. With foundational information at the start of the book, parents will understand the power of art prompts to foster children’s creativity and will be given a variety of ideas for how to create a space for making and to encourage self-directed play. Prompts include build a robot, draw a fantastical self-portrait, decorate a cake, draw a monster, imagine a window scene and more.

About the Author

JEAN VAN’T HUL, mother of two, lives with her family in the mountains of western North Carolina. She has been writing about children’s art and creativity on her blog, The Artful Parent, since 2008. A graduate of Wellesley College with a major in art history and studio art, Jean worked in various art and nonprofit fields before devoting her time to writing and raising kids. She loves to share process-oriented art, seasonal crafts, and joyful learning opportunities with her own daughters and through her children’s art groups, her magazine articles, and on her blog, which has over 700k followers on Facebook.

Author Residence: North Carolina

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 208 pages

Publisher: Roost Books

Publication Date: June 15, 2021

ISBN: 9781611808513

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