Tag Archives: art and children

Glass Artists Making A Difference | Hilltop Artists

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***Artists Making A Difference: Dale Chihuly & Hilltop Artists***

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          Dale Chihuly’s new exhibition at the New York Botanical Gardens opens tomorrow. I thought this would be a good time to look beyond his spectacular art to the difference that Chihuly is making to young people in his community of Tacoma, Washington through the Hilltop Artists. Explore the full website here and learn about this wonderful way of helping young people through the arts.

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Source: Who We Are | Hilltop Artists

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Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

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The things every child with autism wishes you knew

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***Understanding People with Autism Series: Lessons from Children***

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Courtesy of Iris Grace Painting

          This is Autism Understanding & Acceptance Month and we need to examine closely how we think about and treat children with autism. Today’s post is by two university lecturers at the University of Northumbria–one is the parent of a young man with autism–and comes from the very valuable resource The Conversation. The featured images are from Iris Grace Painting, the art work of an extraordinary young girl from the UK who is also on the autism spectrum.

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Source: The things every child with autism wishes you knew

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Courtesy of Iris Grace Painting

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Unique Talents of Young Children Everywhere!

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Forget coding, we need to teach our kids how to dream | World Economic Forum

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***Transforming Education Series: World Economic Forum***

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          The World Economic Forum is sharing some of the most interesting and informative essays about major issues. Today’s post examines the critical importance to our future of transforming education to support dreaming and creativity in children. We need to take these lessons to heart! The featured images are from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles.

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Source: Forget coding, we need to teach our kids how to dream | World Economic Forum

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

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How Art Therapy Is Making A Difference In The Ritsona Refugee Camp (And How You Can Help, Too!) | The Huffington Post

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***The Arts in Health Series: Art Therapy and Refugee Trauma***

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          We are overwhelmed by the stories of refugee suffering and the political and social challenges faced by countries receiving them. The children are living through traumatic experiences we can only imagine. The inspiring story in today’s post of one art therapist working to help the children in a refugee camp in Greece brings their world to life in a way we can understand.

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Source: How Art Therapy Is Making A Difference In The Ritsona Refugee Camp (And How You Can Help, Too!) | The Huffington Post

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Courtesy of Art Therapy with Create & Transform

The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Healing Power of the Arts!

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George Saunders’s Ultimate Picture Book Reading List for Kids

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***Books, Books, and More Books Series: Great Picture Books***

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           I love picture books–and so do all the kids you know. Here is another list of wonderful picture books for kids of all ages, for giving and reading. Thanks to Brightly for reprinting this essay. Enjoy!

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Source: George Saunders’s Ultimate Picture Book Reading List for Kids

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Museums Offer Intensive Learning Experiences for Teenagers – Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

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***Transforming Education Series: New Visions for Museums***

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          Museums are growing in many new directions: some are offering programs for people with disabilities, including  dementia; others are working with young people across the spectrum of K-12 education. The Institute for Museum and Library Services, a federal organization, published an evaluation of an important in-depth program for teens at three art museums, Room to Rise: Lasting Impact of Intensive Teen Programs in Art Museums. These are among the things we would be losing if the NEA and NEH are destroyed. Thanks to the New York Times and the Nonprofit Quarterly for the story.

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Source: Museums Offer Intensive Learning Experiences for Teenagers – Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates New Programs in Museums!

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This Tape Makes Everything LEGOs – Creators

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***Sunday Bonus Series: Resources for Creativity***

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             If you love LEGOs you will love this resource for turning anything (almost) into a lego-compatible resource. The tape is called Nimuno Loops and when you read this article you may be surprised at what you can do with it. Thanks Creators for this information.

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Source: This Tape Makes Everything LEGOs – Creators

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

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The Benefits of Art for Kids

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***Transforming Education Series: Integrating the Arts into Education***

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Courtesy of Butterfly Art Project, South Africa

Courtesy of Butterfly Art Project, South Africa

          Art is good for all of us, whatever our ages may be. Today’s post from the Artful Parent (a great practical resource for parents) outlines some of the major effects on learning that participation in the arts has on young people.

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“The benefits of art for kids are many and include problem-solving abilities, creativity, literacy, fine & gross motor skills, connection, and understanding.”

Source: The Benefits of Art for Kids

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Courtesy of George Rodrigue Foundation

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Courtesy of Art Therapy With Create & Transform

The Creative Apothecary Believes in Art for All Young People!

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A Journey with our Children | Projects & Partnerships | Arts in Education

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***Creativity in Education Series: Early Childhood (Westport, County Mayo)***

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          Lessons are best learned through stories. This is the story of a visiting artist in an early childhood program in Westport, County Mayo in Ireland. I wanted to share this with you not just because it demonstrates the importance of creativity in early childhood education but also because i have spent a many weeks in Westport, one of my favorite Irish towns. There are links to other examples of  integrating the arts in education and lessons here for any early childhood program.

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“Tell us the story of your project – What was the impetus? What was it about? Who was involved? How did you begin? This project…”

Source: A Journey with our Children | Projects & Partnerships | Arts in Education

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Arts for All Children!

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Kids Art Games – 12 Fun Games to Play for Connection and Creativity

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***Children and Creativity Series: Resources for Parents and Teachers***

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          Parent and teachers can never have access to too many ideas for encouraging creativity in children. Today’s post is from one of my favorite resources, The Artful Parent. Try some of these ideas today.

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“Kids art games are fun, encourage creativity, and are easy to fit in whenever and wherever. Here are 12+ art games for kids to try one on one or in a group.”

Source: Kids Art Games – 12 Fun Games to Play for Connection and Creativity

Courtesy of Butterfly Art Project, South Africa

Courtesy of Butterfly Art Project, South Africa

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Courtesy of Art Therapy with Create & Transform

The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Art in the Lives of Children!

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