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The ABC of Art with Kids

| January 6, 2013 | 20 Comments
The ABC of Art with Kids

I love art. Always have and always will. Now having children, I find they are an ideal opportunity to revisit art, go back to basics and learn with them.             A – Art Galleries – If Art is something that you are interested in and that you would like to […]

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Kids Get Arty: Andy Goldsworthy

| November 14, 2012 | 24 Comments
Kids Get Arty: Andy Goldsworthy

Welcome back to Kids Get Arty – our bi-monthly challenge, where we pick and artist, discuss his work and then have a go at something inspired by that artist. This is the 4th challenge. And this time we decided to take a look at British artist, Andy Goldsworthy. Mainly because it is Autumn and I […]

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Art With Kids – Rubbings – Exploring surfaces

| October 28, 2012 | 11 Comments
Art With Kids – Rubbings – Exploring surfaces

As you know there is always an “outcome” to crafts I share with you. Either we are making wrapping paper or something to play with or we are exploring and artists. But there are many things we do that don’t always “make it” to the blog, but which I believe are valid activities in their […]

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Kids Get Arty – Exploring Street Art & Banksy

| September 12, 2012 | 34 Comments
Kids Get Arty – Exploring Street Art & Banksy

Welcome back to Kids Get Arty – where every 2 months, we explore an artists, learn about what they do and have a go ourselves. Here we are looking at the British contemporary street artists, Banksy. Now I know that this is a little controversial. Afterall, street art (and graffiti) is illegal and often associated […]

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Kids Get Arty – Exploring David Hockney & Photo Montage

| July 18, 2012 | 27 Comments
Kids Get Arty – Exploring David Hockney & Photo Montage

Well… where did the last two months go?! Already it is Kids Get Arty time – our chance to explore an artists: looking at what the artist made and how the artists worked. Then have a go ourselves! For this Kids Get Arty session, we decided on David Hockney - hailed as one of the most influential British […]

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Daily Creativity – Nurturing the Artist Within – Sponges

| July 15, 2012 | 21 Comments
Daily Creativity – Nurturing the Artist Within – Sponges

Welcome back to Daily Creativity – a series about little things you can do daily that nurtures the artists with in. From cloud spotting, to cutting, to printing! All activities are open ended to focus on what you are doing and not the outcome. Mainy activities will easily take 5minutes here and there. Others may […]

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Daily Creativity: Nurturing the Artists Within – Memory

| July 8, 2012 | 13 Comments
Daily Creativity: Nurturing the Artists Within – Memory

Today’s Daily Creativity (see below re info on Daily Creativity) topic is MEMORY! Memory is just as important to a creative mind, as imagination is. Well.. maybe not just as important. But very important too. Afterall, from memory we recall shapes and colours, things we have seen, like landscapes, animals and patterns. We recall stories, smells and […]

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Daily Creativity: Nurturing The Artist Within: Cutting Skills

| July 1, 2012 | 5 Comments
Daily Creativity: Nurturing The Artist Within: Cutting Skills

Welcome back to this week’s “Daily Creativity“. Today we look at the oh so simple and yet very difficult cutting skills! You think, what is so special about that? Well… pretty much any artwork involving collages will involve cutting skills – you will want to out special things to add to your artwork and neat […]

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Daily Creativity: Nurturing The Artists Within: Cloud Spotting

| June 24, 2012 | 5 Comments
Daily Creativity: Nurturing The Artists Within: Cloud Spotting

Welcome to my next installment in the “Daily Creativity” series. Last week, I explained what I aim to achieve with the Daily Creativity series and how simple it can be to nurture your young artists. We also explored potato print making in an “open ended” environment (and met with some anxiety!). Learning about skills and […]

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Daily Creativity – Simple Things That Nurture Creativity

| June 16, 2012 | 9 Comments
Daily Creativity – Simple Things That Nurture Creativity

Welcome to my new series: Daily Creativity… this is a simple series that aims to nurture creativity and nothing else. There is no real goal other than exploration, having a go, practising techniques, stimulating and in a small way each day, developing creativity. It is called “daily”, not because I will post “daily”, but because many of […]

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Kids Get Arty: Exploring Klimt

| May 16, 2012 | 58 Comments
Kids Get Arty: Exploring Klimt

Welcome to the first of “Kids Get Arty” series. This were Red Ted and I start exploring The Great Artists together. It is a way for me to “rediscover” art and for Red Ted to see and explore art. I have put together some Arty Resources for you, from other art projects to art picture […]

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Exploring The Great Artists – 20+ Art Books For Kids

| April 16, 2012 | 58 Comments
Exploring The Great Artists – 20+ Art Books For Kids

Well… I was rather pleased and taken aback by your hugely positive response to the Exploring The Great Artists – 30 Art Projects for Kids and your enthusiasm to join me on this arty journey! I thought a collection of children’s art books could help you along the next step of your way. The books […]

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Exploring The Great Artists – 30+ Art Projects for Kids

| April 13, 2012 | 84 Comments
Exploring The Great Artists – 30+ Art Projects for Kids

Introducing the Great Artist to my kids is something that has been on my agenda for a long long long time. My kids are only 4yrs and 2yrs old, so of course there is still plenty of time. However, this hasn’t stopped me buying lots of wonderful art books for children (amongst our current favourites […]

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Quick Craft Post: Ice Colour Theory

| November 22, 2011 | 13 Comments
Quick Craft Post: Ice Colour Theory

A little while back on Boy Get Crafty I stumbled across this wonderful “ice colour experiment”. Being a huge fan of arts and crafts, I have taught Red Ted all about how yellow + blue turns into green… (The Englishman once doubted that if you mix blue and yellow play dough it would go green.. […]

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