Tag Archives: art and children

Guest Blogger: Jean Tormey, Curator Early Years & Families at Tate Modern & Tate Britain

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

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          Museums all over the world are reaching out to their communities and taking on new roles, whether the new approach relates to children and families, the elderly, or special needs at any age. Today’s post shares the work of Tate Modern and Tate Britain in the UK in opening up to young children through adapting the lessons of the Reggio Emilia early childhood education model. Check it out and find some great ideas for your own community.

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Source: Guest Blogger: Jean Tormey, Curator Early Years & Families at Tate Modern & Tate Britain – Blog 1 | News | Arts in Education

 

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The Creative Apothecary Salutes the Tate Modern and Tate Britain for Working with Young Children!

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Study Shows “Art From the Heart” Brings Nurse Satisfaction and Patient Wellbeing | UVM Medical Center Blog

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***Arts in Health Series: Art Therapy in Hospitals***

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          The integration of the arts into healthcare is one of the most important developments over the last decade or so. Today’s post describes briefly the results of  a study of the “Art From the Heart” program at the University of Vermont Medical Center. The program is an initiative of the Burlington City Arts organization in partnership with the medical school and the hospital.

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Source: Study Shows “Art From the Heart” Brings Nurse Satisfaction and Patient Wellbeing | UVM Medical Center Blog

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Art From the Heart Program in Burlington, Vermont!

 

 

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Refugee children have written a book of fairy tales and it’s just awesome – The Irish News

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***The Arts & Health Series: Refugee Children & Arts Therapy***

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          Children are incredibly creative creatures; under the impact of stress and trauma, the arts can help them move forward. Today’s post shares the story of the book of fairy tales narrated by refugee children in Greek camps to a Brazilian writer and her artist sister. The proceeds of the book will go to help the children.

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Source: Refugee children have written a book of fairy tales and it’s just awesome – The Irish News

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Creativity in Young People!

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Sir Ken Robinson says imagination is what makes us human

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***Play Is Essential Series: Play and the Imagination***

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            All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. Sir Ken Robinson is a world-renowned leader in the fight for education systems that foster the creativity and imagination of young people. This is an interview  with him that needs to be shared far and wide. Thanks to Playground Ideas for sharing this.

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Source: Sir Ken Robinson says imagination is what makes us human

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Play and the Imagination in Young People!

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Drawing to Music with Children – Combining Music and Art

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***The Arts and Children Series: Ideas for Music with Art***

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          The Artful Parent is a veritable treasure chest of ideas for doing art with your kids. This post is a guest blog by an Artful Parent reader and offers ideas for drawing to music that I have used in the past with students and use frequently myself in my art work. Use the opportunity to explore the world of creativity in this blog.

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Source: Drawing to Music with Children – Combining Music and Art

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of The Artful Parent!

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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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The Creative Apothecary Supports the Arts for All Young People!

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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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          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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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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The Creative Apothecary Supports Education Transformed!

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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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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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The Creative Apothecary Loves Picture Books!

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