Artists for Kids: Charlotte Derain

Art education is so important in today’s world. Creativity is an important element of children’s education. It not only helps students master traditional subjects like English, science, and math, but also brings cultural awareness. Charlotte Derain was born in Paris in 1949. She is a painter, designer, graphic designer and illustrator. Her Martinican origin was…

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Art for Kids

Stress-Busting Gets Creative Art education can help children cope with worries. Children under stress tend to bottle up their feelings, creating emotional and physical effects. With negative news dominating our newspapers and airwaves – from a struggling economy and war to issues closer to home with worried parents, less disposable income and school stress —…

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Artists for Kids: Jasper Johns

Teachers of art education will be interested in Jasper Johns. His most famous artwork, Flag, is a good example of citizenship, creativity and art for kids. Johns was born in Georgia, grew up in South Carolina, and he moved to New York City where he studied briefly at the Parsons School of Design. In NY…

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Art for Kids brings Election Day Excitement into the Classroom

Art education is a wonderful way to help integrate children’s learning, including symbols that characterize the American experience. At the Academy of Christian Education in Fairfax County, Virginia, as in many public and private classrooms nationwide, children engaged in activities that connected them to our general election. This class of approximately 20 students, representative of…

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Artists For Kids: Alma Thomas

After working in art education for several years, Alma Thomas enrolled at Howard University in Washington, DC to study costume design. She became the first African American woman to hold a fine arts degree. Following a long career as a teacher, she retired to focus on her own creativity and art. Thomas’s work was included…

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Lights On Afterschool 2008

Art education offers a palette of positive after school program choices for children Abrakadoodle remarkable art is a proud national partner of the ninth annual Lights On Afterschool campaign (see http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/), which kicks off this week to celebrate what children can accomplish in quality after school programs and to emphasize the importance of keeping after…

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Artists for Kids: LeRoy Neiman

Contemporary artists should be part of any art education program. LeRoy Neiman was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, De Paul University, and at the University of Illinois. Neiman started his career as an illustrator. He became famous largely because of his creativity illustrating sports, ranging from basketball,…

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