Photo provided by Sheryl Depp National Gallery of Art 2014 Teacher Institute Fresh Impressionism & Post-Impressionism   Faber-Castell USA Fellowship Winner: Sheryl Depp, K-5 Art Teacher at Crews Lake K8   Sheryl’s experience: “A postcard came in the mail. An ad was in the NAEA newsletter. I received e-mail about it. At that point The […]

We are constantly reminded of how different people are from one another. In fact, we are reminded of this on a daily basis when we interact with strangers, co-workers, friends and family members. We all have our own personalities, habits, characteristics, idiosyncrasies, likes and dislikes, strengths and weakness. Yet educational institutes (not all, but many) […]

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Here’s a fun and creative way to carve and decorate your pumpkins – kind of like a pumpkin “snowman”! It utilizes more of the bounty of fall than just pumpkins, and is a great activity for the whole family! Even teens will want to make one these crazy…

There is growing evidence we are experiencing a “creativity crisis.”  On the one hand, most people agree that creativity is essential for the future success of the human race.  On the other hand, we know children’s creativity scores have been declining since 1990.  The Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking have been measuring childhood creativity for […]

Well, for starters some of us are parents, grandparents, artists, marketers, creative enthusiasts, innovators, teachers, STEAM supporters, working moms, foodies, pet lovers, product developers…

It is safe to say that children usually look forward to their favorite holidays for two reasons: treats and art projects. Halloween is one of the more unconventional of holidays we celebrate in the U.S. It has become a holiday dedicated to using the imagination, allowing people transform into whoever they want to be for […]