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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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More about Picasso….






Self-Portrait 1907 by Pablo Picasso Yesterday’s post, “Wild ‘n Crazy Picasso Portraits”, left me inspired to write a little bit more about this amazing artist… Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), is often under-appreciated by people who don’t know much about him…. I usually have to remind students of “Rule #1” when teaching a class about […]






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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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