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Fabric Bowls

I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but once I discovered the existence of Mod Podge, my list of craft projects grew to a mile long! This is a super simple and effective idea that would make the perfect handmade gift for Mothers Day, a birthday present, or for your own personal enjoyment and…

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Polymer Eggs

  Well, if there was one art material that I simply could not live without it would be polymer clay. There are countless possibilities from jewelry, bowls, ornaments, miniatures, cake toppers (DO NOT EAT), to high end art pieces worthy of a museum. It’s versatile, durable, and the results are almost guaranteed, whether you’re a…

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Tile Art

I always look for projects that inevitably have successful results for both the “artsy” student and the child that might not always enjoy, or have confidence in, their art. This week’s lesson is super fun for all ages and will result in plenty of “Wow- that’s really cool!’ moments. I also appreciate the fact that…

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Magritte Inspired

Well, it has been a full year since the shutdown and there is no other way to describe this experience as surreal. It has been as irrational as any of our wildest dreams and now a year later, we are left a bit disjointed and baffled at the direction our “reality” has taken. On that…

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Art to Honor International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on the progress we have made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. Although we have made unprecedented advances, no country has yet to achieve gender…

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Toothpaste Batik

You don’t have to always use paint or pencil to create art! Textile art is one of the oldest art forms in human civilization. Historically created to serve very practical functions, such as clothing for warmth, textile art has evolved over the centuries to move from “craft” to “fine art”. Fabric art uses fibers and…

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Cardboard Relief Sculptures

If there’s one thing we all have on hand coming out of the holidays, its PACKAGING! And that doesn’t just mean cardboard boxes- it’s Styrofoam, and bubble wrap, and countless oddly shaped cushioning materials. As a children’s art teacher, I love bringing in heaps of this stuff into the classroom, laying it all out on…

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Art of Resolutions

Many of us will be making new year resolutions, intentions, or goals this week. It is an important moment in the year to take a pause and think about where your life is now, where you hope it will be, and what you need to do to move closer to that dream. In order to…

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Celebration Elves

  This time of year is special for many reasons. No matter the holiday, astronomical shift, religion, seasonal change, or cultural celebration you associate with, there’s an excitement in the air. For many, there exists a feeling of whimsy and enchantment and a sense that the world is bigger than what our eyes can see….

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Art of Winter Solstice

The winter solstice is fascinating not only from an astronomical standpoint, but also because of it’s significance to all human beings whom we share this earth with. On December 21st, those of us who live in the northern hemisphere will mark the day that dark triumphs over light. This day signifies a turning point towards…

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