Filed under children’s art

Crayola Experience Brings Art Alive

As a kid, there was nothing quite like opening a big 64 box of Crayola crayons, the one with the sharpener on the back.  In my house, it was a special treat, a splurge over the usual 8 count box. All the crayons were nice and pointy and there were so many colors, all neatly … Continue reading

Re-Creating Olympic Rings

For our “how to” today, I thought it’d be fun to give some ideas on re-creating the image of the Olympic rings with children. If your children are participating in some outdoor “Olympic style” games, have them help make flags or decorations with the rings to add to the spirit and festiveness of the games. … Continue reading

How to Make Artist Trading Cards

Artist Trading Cards are small works of art created quickly for giving away or trading.  Recently, the CAC offered a class on Making Artist Trading Cards with Claudia McGill.  I think they are really cool and can be used as a marketing tool to promote an artist’s work.  There are many techniques you can use … Continue reading

Easy Arts Activities with Children

Art experiences allow children the opportunity to practice working with their hands and fingers, refining small motor skills. It also improves eye-hand coordination. Working with various materials provides children with the opportunity to learn about the building blocks of art: shape, form and color while building confidence in their ability to create. Here are a … Continue reading

How to Tie-Dye T-shirts

One of the favorite activities at Summer Spree Camp and at our Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is tie-dyeing t-shirts so today I’d like to give some instructions on how to tie-dye.  Tie-dyeing involves folding material into a pattern and wrapping it with rubber bands then applying different color dyes to some parts of the … Continue reading

Media’s Second Saturday Celebrates the Arts

Media’s Second Saturday Celebrates the Arts

Today our eyes are on Media PA’s Second Saturday Arts Stroll and Bastille Day celebration on Saturday, July 14th.  On the Second Saturdays of each month, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., businesses around State Street in Media stay open late and shops and cafes host local musicians and display the work of local artists.  This month, … Continue reading

How to Display Children’s Artwork

Tired of all the children’s artwork hanging haphazardly on your refrigerator door?  Why not turn children’s artwork into fabulous displays throughout the home?  Children’s artwork adds a personal touch to any room.  By displaying it prominently, it also sends a message that a child’s creative expression is appreciated and valued.  Here are some simple ways … Continue reading