Art Activities for Mind and Imagination

By Judith Peck, Ed.D

Lively artistic experiences for use by art teachers, students, individuals and groups. Contains  easy-to-understand brain research revealing how art activities promote intellectual skills and imaginative problem-solving.

Scores of projects including:

  • drawing
  • painting with watercolor, acrylic and mixed media
  • collage with paper, tissue, fabric and magazines
  • sculpture in foam, wood, clay, wire, and plaster
  • inventive jewelry in plaster, copper and found objects.

Judith Peck is professor of art emerita at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Her sculpture is included in over 80 public and private collections. Peck's work and titles of other books can be viewed on

: “Art Activities for Mind and Imagination infers important relationships among art, brain development and learning. The book contributes to the creation of learning environments that stimulate the brain in subtle and multi-sensory ways. The illustrations used to support the text are rich in colors and textures [making] this collection of activities a sensory delight.” Dr. John Mulhern, Director of Teacher Education, Ramapo College of New Jersey, former NJ Superintendent of Schools and Assistant Commissioner of Education.


“These activities are sure to open the doors of imagination for anyone who tries them.” Denise Whitaker, Supervisor of Art and Design, Ridgewood, New Jersey Schools

ISBN 0-9746119-2-1 Library of Congress Number: 2003091175

Softcover 175 pages 208 illustrations, most in full color
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