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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

The Creative Apothecary Loves Finding New Creative Resources!

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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

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Courtesy of Butterfly Art Project, South Africa

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

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From Lemons to Lemonade – Take Magazine

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***Transforming Communities Through The Arts Series***

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Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

            How single artists can help to transform their communities is best understood through the stories of their lives and work. Today’s post from Take Magazine tells the inspiring story of one immigrant artist living in Boston and making it a better place through her art projects and commitment to the healing power of arts. She is a light shining through through the gray mists.

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“Dominican-born artist Silvia Lopez-Chavez is teaching Boston a thing or two about the power of art to transform communities.”

Source: From Lemons to Lemonade – Take Magazine

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Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Art to Transform Communities!

 

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David Hockney, Frank Gehry Adopt the Arts at Two East Palo Alto Schools | Art Wire | KQED Arts

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***Turnaround Arts Integration in Schools, National Endowment for the Arts Series***

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          For several years now the National Endowment for the Arts has been supporting a very successful program to work with at-risk schools using the arts to support learning and success. This morning’s story comes from the schools of East Palo Alto, which serve primarily students from families living in poverty. The program at every school partners with outstanding artists–in this instance David Hockney and Frank Gehry. We need to work to see that this upport continues.

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The famous artist and architect are working with Facebook on a project to bring more art to young people’s lives, particularly in disadvantaged communities like East Palo Alto.”

Source: David Hockney, Frank Gehry Adopt the Arts at Two East Palo Alto Schools | Art Wire | KQED Arts

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Courtesy of Art Therapy with Create & Transform

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Turnaround Arts of the National Endowment for the Arts!

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Beautiful, Colourful Reads from Tara Books – Book Monsters

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***Wonderful Books for Children Series***

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Courtesy of Tara Books

          I love Tara Books–it’s that simple. Tara Books is an independent publisher in India creating some of the most gorgeous and unusual picture books for young people. This is a Monday morning post to lift the spirits. If you have never heard of Tara Books, check them out! Thanks Book Monster for this share.

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Source: Beautiful, Colourful Reads from Tara Books – Book Monsters

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Courtesy of Tara Books

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Courtesy of Tara Books

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Tara Books!

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George Rodrigue Foundation News: Watch LPB’s In-Depth Look at Louisiana A+ Schools

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***Social and Economic Impact of the Arts Series***

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Courtesy of Mermaid Musings

          The arts are essential for human development. There are Beacons of Hope helping to integrate the arts into education in many communities. One of my favorites is a small private foundation in Louisiana, the George Rodrigue Foundation, the work of the family of the late Louisiana artist. Today’s post is a look at the Louisiana A+ Schools funded by the foundation.

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Source: George Rodrigue Foundation News: Watch LPB’s In-Depth Look at Louisiana A+ Schools

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Courtesy of Growing Bolder

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Courtesy of George Rodrigue Foundation

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Integrating the Arts into Education!

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Creating is not just a ‘nice’ activity; it transforms, connects and empowers | Culture professionals network | The Guardian

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***Why We Need the Arts & Creativity From Early  Childhood On***

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          Thanks to The Guardian for a fine essay on why it is so important that we encourage and support creativity in children from their earliest years. It is not just a “nice” thing, it is essential for the future of all our communities.

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“If we want a world full of innovative, entrepreneurial thinkers, we need to enable and sustain making from a very young age…”

Source: Creating is not just a ‘nice’ activity; it transforms, connects and empowers | Culture professionals network | The Guardian

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The Creative Apothecary Supports Play, Curiosity, and Creativity for Young People Everywhere!

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