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Kaleidoscope Lettering - New & Improved!

Kaleidoscope Lettering – New & Improved!






While I love creating new art projects to keep things fresh and interesting, some of the older projects are just so good, they’re worth repeating year after year…. which also gives me the chance to keep improving them! Kaleidoscope Lettering is one of those projects! It uses the concepts of bilateral (reflective) symmetry, tessellation, and positive/negative space to transform names, initials, or inspiring words into unique […]






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The 'Young at Art' art bag - Buy One Give One

Giving Back with Art






Have you ever been inspired to ‘give back’ to your community as a way to say “thank you” to those who helped you through a difficult time? I was touched by the story of Dan and Janean Toone, who started Young at Art in response to the care that their young grandson received while spending […]






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"Dali Being Devious" by Hannah Rothstein

Illustrations with Surrealism






What better way to celebrate April Fool’s Day than with an image of Salvadore Dali caught in the act of pulling a prank??! Surrealism is a cultural, artistic, and literary movement which began in the early 1920’s. Founded by French writer and poet Andre Breton as a ‘revolutionary movement’, Surrealism is probably best known as […]






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Surfboard Art by Kids

Surf’s Up! With End-of-the-Year Surfboard Art






The last few days of the school year can be a challenge…. students are super-excited and their energy level is high! Add in a substitute teacher and things could get crazy! So, I was asked to sub for a couple of classes on their last day of Art. I knew I’d need something special to focus their almost-summer-vacation […]






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Keep a sketchbook in the car

The 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge






Kids spend so much time in the car! It’s easy to reach for a dvd or electronic game to fill the time on long trips… or even short errands around town. But why not take a break from technology and just reach for a sketchbook instead? “Almost all artwork, no matter what the final form, […]






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How to Sharpen Colored Pencils for Limited Breakage

How to Sharpen Colored Pencils






  If you’ve ever been frustrated by colored pencils that break as you sharpen them, you’re not alone! Colored pencils are prone to breakage whether you’re using inexpensive student grade pencils or high quality artist grade pencils. Colored pencils are fragile by nature. The core of a colored pencil is made of pigment mixed with either […]






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Student Grade Colored Pencil Comparison Test

A Colored Pencil Test






When it comes to buying art supplies for your classroom, how much does your budget influence your buying decisions? Do you sometimes choose your cheapest option just because, well, it’s the cheapest? There’s such a range of quality when it comes to student grade colored pencils and the difference in price doesn’t always make up […]






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