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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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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Expressionism: Sharing Your Emotions

Expressionism: Sharing Your Emotions

The early 20th Century brought the world an array of experimentation in the visual arts, which included Expressionism. This art form had its beginnings in Germany, as artists were exploring new techniques that expanded beyond the Impressionism movement. “Der Blaue Retier” was a second group of expressionists, who used exaggerated imagery and lines, darker colors,…

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Cubism: Shaping our view

Cubism: Shaping our view

The early 1900’s ushered in the new art style of Cubism, which was based upon using geometric shapes to express creative ideas and marked the beginning of the Abstract and Non-objective art styles. Artists broke apart objects, and then analyzed and re-assembled them in an abstracted form. In this way, artists showed multiple viewpoints to…

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