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Pen Art Ideas You’ll Love Exploring

It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to keep your children busy and develop their motor skills, or you’re looking for a new way to channel your creativity and improve your drawing skills, new art ideas are always great. With a few tricks up your sleeve, you can easily entertain your children, help them embrace and develop their creativity, and create unique and wonderful art along the way. We give you a few simple ideas you can use to further improve your own and your children’s love for art.  Color by numbers Kids love being creative, they enjoy painting and coloring,

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How To Draw For Kids

Published on April 29, 2015, by in Drawing for Kids.

Great Resource Site for Kids You’ve found our drawing for kids page!Below, you’ll find quick links to all of our How To Draw posts.Also, (if you haven’t already) be sure to subscribe, we’re always adding more.Enjoy! Source: How To Draw For Kids How To Draw For Kids was last modified: April 29th, 2015 by Art Mom

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Drawing is a Cognitive Ability – Similar to Writing

I ran across this story and found it very interesting.  Children draw as a cognitive ability just like writing.  We should be encouraging our kids to draw, just as much as we encourage them to write! Child’s Drawing Predicts Later Intelligence       A study suggests the way children draw at the age of four can be a predictor of intelligence 10 years later. Source: Child’s drawing ‘predicts later intelligence’ – BBC News Drawing is a Cognitive Ability – Similar to Writing was last modified: April 29th, 2015 by Art Mom

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Drawing For Kids… A Doctor’s Perspective

I ran across the article today and thought it was worth republishing.  This article originally published on Parents.com.   Decode Your Child’s Drawings Artwork is filled with insights into your kid’s mind — if you know what to look for. By Martin T. Stein, M.D. from Parents Magazine    Children love to draw, and their work is a reflection of their inner world. Most kids don’t think about or censor their artwork. For the past 40 years, I’ve used children’s drawings as an important part of my pediatric practice. At each well-child visit beginning at 4 or 5 years old, our nurse asks

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How Drawing For Kids Improves Their Writing

This article originally published on:   Want to improve your kids’ writing? Let them draw By Misty Adoniou, University of Canberra We might see drawing as a bit of fun, but the contribution to learning is more than we might think Shutterstock We love our kids’ first drawings. They draw before they write, so their drawings seem somehow miraculous in those early years – their first communication that is permanent and there for all to see. Preschool is all about drawing and painting. Large canvasses of abstract finger paintings give way to recognisable broad stroke figures, houses, and sunny skies.

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New “Valentine” Art Contest For Kids: I (Heart) My Pet Art Contest

I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day! I received an email today announcing a new art contest for kids I’d like to share with you. I (Heart) My Pet Art Contest Sponsored by: Frankie’s Friends Here are the contest details from their website: Frankie’s Friends I ♥ My Pet Kids Art Contest* Five winning entries will receive Amex gift cards and all winning artwork will be printed on Frankie’s Friends tribute cards! It’s easy! 1) Create a drawing or painting that shows us how much you love your pet. Entries may be in color or black-and-white, in any medium you choose,

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Drawing With Liquid Chalkers

  My daughter and I had the privilege to use and review Liquid Chalkers by Paper and Twine. I was so excited to use these new markers as I’ve never really used anything more than dry erase markers and the usual crayons, markers, pencils, etc. I have to honestly say that I don’t really care for traditional “chalk”.  I just can’t stand the scratchy feeling and sounds when using it on our little chalkboard and the dust as well! I was delighted to give these new Liquid Chalkers a good try out.   This post contains affiliate links.  There is

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Drawing Fun With The Big Draw LA

    Today we made our way to the Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles for a community drawing event – The Big Draw LA.  The beautiful Grand Park is nestled among the city buildings in the heart of downtown.  I’ve been looking for a chance to visit this park and today was the day!  I always like visiting downtown on the weekend to avoid the crowds and traffic. The weather was gorgeous today!  My daughter and I made our way to one of the many tables of supplies and helped ourselves to a little basket of drawing materials.  We

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The Big Draw LA – Drawing Activities For Kids

  I’ve just discovered my new favorite charity, The Campaign for Drawing. Information from their website: THE CAMPAIGN FOR DRAWING The Campaign for Drawing has one aim: to get everyone drawing! Drawing helps us to understand the world, think, feel, shape and communicate ideas. It is fun, accessible and invaluable – in education and everyday life. Our annual Big Draw festival runs throughout October. Over 1000 organisations in the UK and fifteen other countries participate – offering events for all ages and abilities. Find your nearest events here. For those of you in Los Angeles, please visit The Big Draw LA.  I’m definitely

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How to Draw Cartoons at the LA County Fair – Pencils 2 Pixels Exhibit

  I was so excited to visit the Pencils 2 Pixels exhibit during our recent visit to the LA County Fair.  What kid doesn’t love their cartoons?  The exhibit displayed every step of the animation process from early pencil sketches to clay sculptures for 3D animation.  The entire building is full of fascinating displays and interactive activities for the kids. Pencils 2 Pixels – The Art of Animation Pencils 2 Pixels explores the unique world of animation, from the classics of traditional hand drawn cel animation to the dynamic world of computer art. 3D Zoetrope:  The largest and fastest 3D zoetrope

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