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New! Artist Birthdays Calendar

-+*Kids love to cel­e­brate birth­days, so what bet­ter time to intro­duce a new artist than on that artist’s birth­day? I’ve cre­ated a new page on my site to help you plan your artist birth­day cel­e­bra­tions! Just click on the “Artist Birth­days” link on my menu bar for a list of birth­days by month, com­plete with […]

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Computer Art ala Picasso!

-+*There are so many ways to be cre­ative with a com­puter!  Here’s a site where you can click and drag to cre­ate your very own Picasso-like por­trait. This would be a fun activ­ity for stu­dents after learn­ing about the real Picasso!  Be sure to check out this site’s “gallery” to see the fun oth­ers have […]

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Picasso Portraits — Kindergarten Style!

-+*Picasso gives us many great oppor­tu­ni­ties to teach about abstract art! I like to do this les­son with my Kinders after I teach them the more “tra­di­tional” meth­ods of draw­ing por­traits. They really enjoy this chance to “get a lit­tle crazy” with their art! (Warn­ing: Get ready to hear some of the FUNNIEST com­ments from […]

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And He Thought the World Didn’t Make Sense Then!

-+*“Syl­vette” by Pablo Picasso “The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pic­tures that do?” ~Pablo Picasso By the way, this paint­ing sold a few months ago in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia for 6.9 mil­lion.… Maybe when it comes to art, mak­ing sense is not the point???!

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What Is Art??

-+*So what is Art, any­way?? Not to get all philo­soph­i­cal or any­thing, but you have to admit that’s a good ques­tion! If you ask 100 peo­ple, you’re likely to get 100 dif­fer­ent answers. I recently attended an exhibit at the Den­ver Art Museum titled, “What is Art?”. This ques­tion was posed to exhibit view­ers who […]

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Every Child is an Artist

-+*“Every child is an artist. The prob­lem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” ~ Pablo Picasso Art Pho­bia.…many adults have it, but it doesn’t seem to be some­thing we’re born with. Have you ever seen a three year old intim­i­dated by a big piece of white paper and a huge brush […]

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