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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 | 61 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 | 59 Comments
Exploring The Great Artists – 20+ Art Books For Kids

There are a number of things that I am really passionate about doing with my kids – of course, there is LOTS of kids crafts – in particularly crafting with nature and with recycled materials. The other thing I am keen on, is to introduce my kids to art – or at least, make art […]

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Exploring The Great Artists – 30+ Art Projects for Kids

| April 13, 2012 | 88 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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