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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 or… Read more »

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Field Trip Ideas From Home

Field Trip Ideas From Home

With kids home from school it can be challenging to find activities that are fun and educational. I spent some time sifting through the thousands of virtual field trip ideas so you don’t have to! After each trip, work with your child to fill out the field trip report found at the bottom of the… Read more »

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9 Ways to Display Your Kids’ Art!

9 Ways to Display Your Kids’ Art!

Image from Artful Parent There are many ways to display your kids’ artwork and turn those stacks of projects into something you love to look at every day. If you’re like me, you stockpile your kids’ art! Maybe you even keep it in a bin at home, under your bed, or in a drawer. You… Read more »

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5 Creative Fundraising Ideas for Schools

5 Creative Fundraising Ideas for Schools

Above image from PTO Today  Choosing a fundraiser for your school is challenging. A short google search will turn up a plethora of fundraising ideas for schools. How do you decide which is best for your school? You have to consider the time needed, resources required and how to get people involved! Here are 5… Read more »

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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 vulnerable…. Read more »

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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… Read more »

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Adding Art to Stem

Adding Art to Stem

Like us, you care about art and recognize it’s crucial role in education. But in recent years, we’ve all seen schools cut art programs, even with years of research showing the link between the arts and academic achievement, social and emotional development, and critical thinking skills. We believe in adding Art to STEM and transforming… Read more »

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Art Matters!

Art Matters!

At SilverGraphics, we know art matters. It influences intellectual development. It stimulates creativity. It inspires and moves us in unexplainable ways. Our studio walls are filled with artwork… our own, our kids, our customers. It makes us happy and reminds us why we do what we do. Our products are a canvas for student artwork,… Read more »

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