Guest Post: A Young Shopper’s Approach to Visiting a Museum

Guest Post: A Young Shopper’s Approach to Visiting a Museum

By Leonor Alvim Brazao, Abrakadoodle Artist in Residence Visiting a museum or an art space that is not specifically designed for kids can be a challenge to most parents of young children.  When my children were small, we used to enjoy visiting galleries and museums, and the secret to my success was making the experience feel…

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14 Metro Detroit Charter Schools Celebrate Student Art with TechTown Show

14 Metro Detroit Charter Schools Celebrate Student Art with TechTown Show

Abrakadoodle-Metro Detroit hosted its first annual art show in June to celebrate a year of creativity and learning. Fourteen charter schools took part in the event held at TechTown, a facility located at Wayne State University’s Research & Technology Park.  “We had great parent/student participation,” remarked Dawna Kelly, Educational Director of Abrakadoodle-Metro Detroit. Invitations were…

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Guest Post: Create Collages Inspired by Nature

Guest Post: Create Collages Inspired by Nature

By Leonor Alvim Brazao, Abrakadoodle Artist in Residence. I have such fond memories of time spent with my mom during my childhood, because we incorporated art into our lives. We used to spend hours on the beach collecting shells. At home, we transformed our sunny days collections into collages. For her it was the beginning of…

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Arts for All Auction Makes Tracks Toward Inclusion

Arts for All Auction Makes Tracks Toward Inclusion

“Look what I made!” Gleeful kids exclaim their pride in artistic accomplishments every day in Abrakadoodle art programs. That’s why Abrakadoodle is committed to Arts for All – to make sure that all kids, regardless of ability or economic situation, can enjoy the many benefits of art education. Kicking off its 2014 annual conference at…

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Abrakadoodle Celebrates Panamanian Culture at Event

Abrakadoodle Celebrates Panamanian Culture at Event

Art for kids is not only rewarding and fun, but it also helps children to learn about cultures and celebrate what is unique about themselves and countries around the world. In its inaugural NWA Hispanic Heritage Festival & Health Fair held during the last weekend of September at the Washington County Fairgrounds, Panama was the…

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