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Welcome to Bright Ring Publishing

Award-Winning Art Activity Books for Children

MaryAnn Kohl would like to welcome you to Bright Ring Publishing
and Bright Ideas for Learning!

MaryAnn Kohl Children's art activity booksWelcome to Bright Ring Publishing and author MaryAnn Kohl’s fun-filled world of process art! Crayons, fingerpaints, cookie sheets, clay, milk cartons, and music are among the many ingredients that go into our imaginative art projects for kids.

It is this process of exploring and creating, rather than the finished product, that is most important for young artists. We hope the art ideas in our art activity books for children will inspire all readers to carry art in their hearts as they grow and develop, for you are already great artists in every sense of the word!

MaryAnn was recently featured in the news! Click here to read all about it!



I believe that art is an adventure and an exploration of materials and ideas. I like to say “Art is a Process, Not a Product”.
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Creativity is as necessary for children as fresh air and sunshine! Creative experiences provide the gift of a rich and memorable childhood.
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MaryAnn Kohl has been creating award-winning art activity books for children since 1985. Shop now for art activity books available in print and e-book formats.

Action Art: Hands-On Active Art Adventures

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Action Art Hands-On Active Art Adventures MaryAnn Kohl- art activity books for kids

by MaryAnn F. Kohl and Barbara Zaborowski

MaryAnn F. Kohl and Barbara Zaborowski have invented and refined the activities in Action Art with the belief that children actively explore and discover art as a process of creating.

The finished product is the unique outcome of their involvement. Expect to see involved participation, inspired imagination, and a deeper challenge to their thinking.

See Action Art in Action!


maryann kohl children's art activity booksArt Versus Crafts in ECE: Which Matters Most?

In the age of high-tech, old-fashioned art and crafts are still important to a young child’s development. But which is more valuable to students? Listen to an interview with MaryAnn Kohl and Rae Pica.

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Interview with MaryAnn F. Kohl by SUNY Albany ECE Professional Training Program:


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It's the process, not the product!