Art-Breaks For Kids

“Our task regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.”

-Loris Malaguzzi

Children are naturally creative beings. They have an investigative spirit and by enlarge they are open to new experiences. They tend to be consumed by the tasks they are engaged in, which makes process art an invaluable tool for childhood discovery. It is our job then to provide them with opportunities to discover a wide variety of tools for them to explore. I love open ended creative projects that encourage children to experiment, make connections, and express their own ideas! In these pages you will fine some of my favorite projects geared to children from infant to teen.

Art in the time of Covid

So covid has been an interesting challenge for many reasons, but as an artist/art teacher it has meant that many of us are working from home or virtually and often with limited supplies. Many of my teacher friends are attempting to teach kids who often do not have many supplies to work with at all.Continue reading “Art in the time of Covid”

Scrape Painting

Scrape painting is a fun and easy process art project for all ages. You will need some sort of paint I like to use tempera paints for the little kiddos because it is washable, but older kids could use acrylic paints (inexpensive craft acrylics work great). You will also need something to scrape the paintContinue reading “Scrape Painting”

Sensory Art Play

I was first introduced to the idea of Sensory Art for kids when I lived in Portland, OR. The class was offered at an art studio called Art A La Carte that I frequented with my kids. Though my kids were too old for the class I fell in love with the concept. When IContinue reading “Sensory Art Play”

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