Articles Written By: Lauren Perelmuter

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Let’s Pass it On: Thoughtfulness. Kindness. Hope

Let’s Pass it On: Thoughtfulness. Kindness. Hope

Happy Holidays to our fantastic readers, artists and families! Amazing things have happened here at the Art To Grow On Inc. offices since I last wrote to you. It was a “normal” spring day at our offices – a day filled with preparing lessons, organizing supplies and the excitement of getting ready to teach! Then,…

Everyone is an Artist

Everyone is an Artist

How many of us have said, “I can’t draw a straight line” or “I am not an artist”. I’m sure many of you reading this right now would agree.. When we work with adults in our creativity and art workshops, it is honestly extremely common. Somehow, somewhere, we have been told we are not an…

The Art of Discovery

The Art of Discovery

As we all head back to school, I think one thing we can all agree on is that summer brings a sense of discovery, change in routine, and an opportunity to try new things and visit new places. From beaches, to friends, to food, to culture, to museums and travel, discovering something new is fantastic…

Curiosity! It’s More Than Just Asking A Question

Curiosity! It’s More Than Just Asking A Question

One of my favorite stories involves my youngest son being asked “how old are you?” He said, “six, and how hold are you?” The gentleman answered, “57”. The group of adults laughed and commented how great it was for him to ask the question with such honesty and true curiosity.

The Xbox vs. the Cardboard Box: Finding the Balance

The Xbox vs. the Cardboard Box: Finding the Balance

The use of electronics in our household is a hot topic to say the least. I tend to be pretty strict, feeling it is important to set limits. I have been called harsh and mean, but that is part of being a parent. Stay strong I say! I grew up with very hands on play…

Grit and Perseverance: Try try again!

Grit and Perseverance: Try try again!

In art class this week our students learned about architecture! They were excited to build and couldn’t wait to get started. As the students began, a few realized that their first attempts didn’t work. A few pieces fell, another piece or two started sliding and other structures toppled over. The comments ranged from “I can’t…

Imagination: More Important Than You Think

Imagination: More Important Than You Think

One of my favorite quotes is by Walt Disney: “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world. “ I was speaking with a friend last week and we were talking a bit about dreams and said “can you imagine if someone said to…

Play Dough and the Sand Box

Play Dough and the Sand Box

I remember the scent of play dough so vividly from when I was a little girl. I would open those colorful cans with those plastic lids and there would be a perfect little cube like dough ball waiting to be made into something amazing…it could be a pancake, a person, a car or even a…

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