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Coloring In The Lines

Coloring In The Lines

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Child ColoringHow many times have we all heard parents say to their child, “color in the lines.” The demand to “stay within the lines” usually starts with preschool and is often reiterated through early elementary school as children learn how to work spatially, visually and learn to express themselves.

Bringing the Fun Back into Play

Bringing the Fun Back into Play

Happy spring! My two favorite seasons are upon us, spring and summer, and it always inspires me to take the time to ensure my boys will have a great end of the school year and summer. The school year, even from preschool through kindergarten on, is filled with scheduled activities, homework, family demands and more.…

Mindfulness in Today’s Busy World

Mindfulness in Today’s Busy World

Do you remember when you were young and wanted to show or tell your parents all the new things you had just seen or learned. If you were skating, had a dance performance, made a goal or just wanted to show how you did a cartwheel, showing your parents what you learned, or experienced, was…

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.

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…

The Super Book for Super Heroes

The Super Book for Super Heroes

The Super Book for Super Heroes allows users to create their very own personalized super hero universe and save the world!  Providing a super compendium of prompts and instructions for drawing the ultimate crusader, the book also included stickers, punch-out masks, and super mascot ready for assembly.

Day Thirteen 20 Gifts in 20 Days

Day Thirteen 20 Gifts in 20 Days

Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art by Marion Deuchars and published by Laurence King in October 2012 is a fun, creative and imaginative interactive activity book that will appeal to artists aged six and upwards.   Award winning illustrator and author of Let’s Make Some Great Art, Marion Deuchars has produced a wonderful new book…