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Drawing For Real Life – Architecture For Kids

  I visited the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles with my daughter.  Sunday, September 8th,  was the last opportunity to see their current exhibit A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living. There are so many great opportunities to appreciate art around us and I love taking the time to share and explore them with my 5 year-old daughter. Drawing for kids is mostly a hobby.  By visiting the Hammer, I wanted my daughter to understand how drawing fits into everyday life and introduce her to one of the careers possible in the arts. I explained to her who an architect is and

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Drawing With Children – Mother & Daughter Artists

  Finding time to draw with my child is something I look forward to.  This weekend my daughter delighted herself in writing and illustrating two little books.  She gathers paper and has me “bind” it with staples and off she goes to write and draw.  One little book was about tying her shoes and the other about the Powerpuff Girls – she’s 5 with diverse interests ;o). She said that she wanted to be an author when she grew up.  I explained that she didn’t have to be a grown-up to an author, that she could be one now.  Her

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Art Makes Kids Smart

The Americans for the Arts is a great organization to follow and support.  I couldn’t help but use the ad you see above to support them on my site.  You can follow their blog here. The excerpt below from their website describes their mission:   We work hard to realize a vision for the arts and arts education. That vision is informed by our belief in the following core values: The arts are fundamental to humanity and have the power to transform lives. Arts education develops well-rounded children and citizens. Artistic expression connects people from around the globe. The arts,

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Watercolor Painting With My Daughter On Vacation

Our family recently traveled up to the Lake Tulloch area of California for a mini vacation.  I was eager to escape the traffic and congestion of Los Angeles in exchange for blue skies and beautiful landscapes.  I was very pleased with my choice of location to spend a few days away enjoying nature.  We were met at our vacation cabin by neighborhood deer, a wandering fox, and roaming wild turkeys.  With such a great landscape right outside my window, I couldn’t help but want to capture it with a little watercolor landscape painting.  My daughter is always eager to create

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Art in Schools Inspires Tomorrow’s Creative Thinkers | Edutopia

   When I created this website, I wrote this slogan for myself: “What our children create today shapes our future for tomorrow”. This article I ran across today describes exactly that.  It’s so important that our children create:  drawing & painting, writing, music, any creative process that is of interest to them.  What they create does not matter, just that they CREATE period. I couldn’t have said it better myself.  Here is the introduction to the article… Education minus art? Such an equation equals schooling that fails to value ingenuity and innovation. The word art, derived from an ancient Indo-European root

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Free Museum Days in LA for Kids

My daughter and I talk about drawing and painting everyday.  Today she had fun drawing by turning a simple piece of paper into a “phone”.  She drew the buttons, added some lines for numbers to call and then made one for all of us so we could “talk”.  I love how she just decided to create them out of paper with a pen.  In this day of technology, it’s a wonder that my kid still says “Mom, can I have a piece of paper and a pen?”.  I know that as a Mom who supports drawing and painting for kids,

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Anyone Can Be An Artist: We’re Born To Create

Drawing and Painting are the most basic means of creative expression for any human being and nurturing that desire in our children is imperative.   I truly feel that as a Mom, I am my daughter’s first teacher, not only in Art, but in everything.  It is my obligation and privilege to show her new things, bring new experiences to her world and share with her endless possibilities that lie ahead for her in this life. As an Artist, it was natural for me to want to draw and paint with her from the time she was old enough to finger

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Go Fish for Your Little Artist!

Published on June 22, 2013, by in Art Games.

I found this on Groupon Goods and it’s finally arrived.  It’s a really cute game you can play with your kids to teach them about art while having fun.  It is produced by Birdcage Press.  They have really great categories of games and books for kids (not just art).  I’ll definitely be checking out what other products they offer. Go Fish for Your Little Artist! was last modified: August 13th, 2013 by Art Mom