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Art Projects for Kids to Do at Home

Art Projects for Kids to Do at Home

Doing art at home is not just a fun activity for rainy days. It helps develop fine motor skills, improve neural development, and build self-expression. Here are some ideas and art lessons to get you started!   Set up an art corner in your home. Any nook will do. It could be a utility table […]

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Community Art Project

Community Art Project

Schenectady & Me In 2017, a group of art lovers and Schenectady, NY lovers (called Schenectady Creative Arts Network or SCAN) got together to create a community-based art endeavor to help bring neighborhoods together and lay the groundwork for permanent, outdoor, public sculptures in our city. All across the city, they sponsored art-making events, asking […]

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The Importance of Art in Education

The Importance of Art in Education

Above image by art advocate and teacher, Brandie Pettus, http://createartwithme.blogspot.com/   Art education is at risk. There’s no doubt about it, public investment in schools has declined dramatically. As schools focus limited resources on standardized test subject areas, funds for art education have taken a big hit. Whenever school budgets are tight, the arts are […]

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Art Shows Make Awesome School Fundraisers

Art Shows Make Awesome School Fundraisers

Hosting an Art Show is a great way to build community and student pride. It gives students a chance to show off their work and allows you to highlight your art program. Here are a few tips for creating a stellar event: Make it a reception, like a gallery opening. Ask the PTO to get involved and […]

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5 Ways to Celebrate Youth Art Month

5 Ways to Celebrate Youth Art Month

The month of March is Youth Art Month! It was founded by the Crayon, Water Color & Craft Institute, Inc. with the National Art Education Association. It was first celebrated in 1961 and was originally called Children’s Art Month. The purpose of Youth Art Month is to promote and celebrate the arts in schools. We put together a few […]

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