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September 30, 2013

Joshua Reynolds – English Portrait Painter

Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) was an eighteen century English painter who specialized in portraits. He was one of the founders of the Royal Academy of Arts in London which promotes arts through education and exhibition. He is best known for his numerous portraits, particularly those of children where their innocence and natural grace was emphasized. Reynolds was a hard worker who never married, and had constant interaction from the wealthy and famous men of the day.

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September 27, 2013

Ideas for Creating Halloween Spirit

Every October, as fallen leaves carpet the ground with brilliant shades of brown, yellow, red and orange, a variety of strange and spooky images start to appear creating Halloween Spirit. Ghosts and ghouls hang from trees, carved pumpkins and gnarled broomsticks appear on doorsteps, spiders weave webs across windows and gravestones turn up on front lawns.

Halloween art sets the stage for the scariest holiday of the year. Well before October 31 rolls around, you’ll want to get busy creating the seasonal decorations that will set the tone for the entire month.

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What does a Good Art Teacher Look Like

September 20, 2013

What does a Good Art Teacher Look Like?

Excellent art teachers are memorable additions to the education process. In many cases, art teachers play monumental roles in student lives. What makes a good art teacher?

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September 20, 2013

Creative Connections Strengthen Schools

Teachers are using hands-on projects to promote learning traditional subject matter and entire schools are coming together to celebrate artwork.

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Pursuing a Career in Art

September 20, 2013

Pursuing a Career in Art

What do you want to be when you grow up? Many kids are asked this question. At the start of a school year, when optimism is fresh and hopes are high, children set goals and claim their dream jobs. This doesn’t pertain exclusively to children though; many adults reflect on their childhood dreams as well. Like young souls, adults can also be found wondering and exploring what it takes to pursue a career in art.

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Back to School Art Projects

September 17, 2013

Back to School Art Projects

Listed below are art projects that are creative, fun, and great conversations starters. Since getting back to school is all about starting fresh and making new friends, these functional art pieces are sure to kick off the school year on the right foot.

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September 12, 2013

“The Pixel Painter”

How would you respond to a losing your eyesight? What if physical limitations forced you to rethink your favorite activities? Could you adapt?

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Reviving Art as the Heart of Education

September 10, 2013

Reviving Art as the Heart of Education

School art programs fall victim to tight budgets. For years, it has been evident that art classes and extracurricular activities suffer because of budget shortages in the education system. Schools strive to meet state and national standards and, as a result, art programs get left behind.

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