An Art Teacher’s Friend: Viktor Lowenfeld

KRISTINE PETERSON

Let me introduce you to a friend to all professional art educators out there. His name is Viktor Lowenfeld, and though he may no longer be living, his impact is alive and well. I want every parent to meet him, because he offers something that not only will deepen your appreciation of art, but will also help you employ art to observe and promote your child’s cognitive development.

 
 

You Can Do It! Art at Home: 5 Tips

KRISTINE PETERSON

Do you wish you could do more art with your kids? Like many parents of young children, the thought of more art projects at home might spike your anxiety level a bit. There are lots of reasons that keep us from doing art with our kids.

 
 

Plan a Winter Craft Party

JESSICA MUNGEKAR

Kids love arts and crafts so why not throw a craft party for your little artists! Your children and their guests will thank you when they create their own masterpieces. Jessie’s Party Stop found four fun and easy winter themed crafts perfect for your next party!

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No Budget Halloween Costume ideas

BENJAMIN ELLEFSON

Halloween is just around the corner. It's a magical time for kids to dress up and have fun running through the neighborhood collecting candy. But with increasing prices on everything in the stores, it is more difficult to buy the costumes your kids are begging for.

Now is the perfect time to enact a time honored tradition of saving money and scrounging through your house to make a home-made costume.

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Kitchen Chemistry

Get your safety goggles out and get ready for some science fun!  Here are two great experiments to try at home with your kids.  Adult supervision is of course recommended.

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Glue Isn’t Just for Sticking: Rethinking the use of basic art materials

With the availability of a dizzying array of colorful and glittering art supplies today, it is easy to forget the basics.  School glue, crayons, and scissors are just a few staple items that can easily be found in most school supply boxes.  Yet these items have been more readily pushed aside for flashier art supplies like glitter glues, scented markers, and fancy paper cutters.

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