Art Education

Is My Child Creative? An important element of children’s art education is creativity. Award-winning author and art expert MaryAnn Kohl offers a special watch list for parents. Observation, the ability to really see, is a valuable part of the visual arts and the art of parenting. How does your child respond to and interact with…

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Artists for Kids

Teachers of art education will be interested in John Ichter since his artwork can be a great inspiration for children’s creativity. Ichter’s love of nature is contagious and inspires kids to create their own landscapes. His colorful and bright paintings, watercolors and pastels are represented in several galleries across the country. Ichter lives in Atlanta…

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Art for Kids

Creating Art in the Key of Rhythm & Fun Art education can come to life when you engage a child’s senses during the creative process. Creativity is such an important part of every child’s development. You can inspire your child’s creativity by adding music and even movement. Art for kids can be made more magical…

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Artists for Kids: Joan Mead-Matsui

Artists for Kids: Joan Mead-Matsui

Art education can inspire creativity and originality by opening children’s minds to the imaginative works of contemporary artists. Joan Matsui is a “Paper Artist”, who creates beautiful artwork using the Japanese technique of torn paper collage, which is called Chigirie. Joan discovered her passion for paper art at an early age. As a child, she…

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Art for Kids

Let’s bring back old-fashioned play A child’s art education and creativity development begins at home with simple yet powerful art materials (no batteries needed). Art is one of the most inventive ways children can play and express themselves with originality and creativity. With the proliferation of expensive, interactive toys that are supposedly better and more…

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Artists For Kids

Contemporary artists should be a part of any art education program. Melanie Smythe is an artist from Texas. She is a botanical illustrator who loves to draw flowers. She uses many techniques including pencil, pen, ink, graphite crumbs on mylar, watercolor, colored pencil, computer drawings, etc. Her work is called scientific illustration, which accurately depicts…

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