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Nurturing the Creative Arts

Early art exploration is an important part of academic development in kids. A love of the arts means your child will think creatively, explore the power of their imagination, and find new and
different solutions to problems.

Art-Inspired Activities

Make a Picasso Mask

This project shows him how to create a Picasso-inspired, 3-D mask! He'll experiment just like the master, adding in vivid colors and wild patterns as he sees fit.

Make Art Like the Ancient Greeks: Black-Figure Vase Painting

Ancient Greek vases were not only utilitarian, they were also visual works of art. Jump into ancient cultures by decorating your own vase in the classic Greek style.

Make Your Own Pop Art

Learn about Andy Warhol and his famous portraits with your child by creating your own self-portrait in his trademark style.

Build an Edible Ancient Temple!

Make your own architectural masterpiece with supplies from the pantry. Your temple may not be quite as impressive as the real thing, but it'll be twice as delicious!

Make Your Own Pointillism Self-Portrait

Kids learn about pointillism as they make their own self-portrait in the style of famed American artist Chuck Close.

How to Paint like Georgia O'Keeffe

Show your child how to paint in true Georgia O'Keeffe style. He'll enjoy painting art inspired by a master, and boost his math skills, too.

Paint Like Picasso: Create a Cubist Montage

Follow in Pablo Picasso's footprints with this activity that has your teenager creating her own Cubist montage. All you need are some photographs, a copier, scissors, and glue, ...

Painting with Pastels

This is great project for those artistically inclined kids who are always looking for something new to try.

Articles on All Things Art

Bring Art History to Life

It seems like one mention of the word museum and kids take flight in the opposite direction. But art history can be an exciting and illuminating subject that helps your child ...

Art Appreciation for Kids

Giving young children an appreciation for art encourages exploration, self-expression, logical thinking, self-esteem, imagination, and creativity. Here's how to get started.

Could Arts-Integrated Education Help Your Child Succeed?

Some experts say that infusing the creative arts into the core curriculum could help struggling students get a leg up. But how can music, dance, and visual arts help your child ...

Modern Art 101

Do you think your kindergartener paints better than Jackson Pollock? Think again, my friend. It's easy to dismiss modern art, which can be hard to understand. But if you do, ...

Kid-Friendly Art Museums

With arts education practically an endangered species in today’s schools, your kids may not know a thing about Van Gogh or Picasso. And that’s a shame. Because arts ...

Schools: Don't Lose Art

Let's face it: time is tight, school budgets are dwindling, and when it comes down to cutting costs, arts education is the first to go. After all, everyone knows that math, ...

What Art Can Tell You About Your Child

There are new studies to suggest that the type of art your child prefers can tell you a lot about her personality.

Childhood Artwork: What to Look For

A child's artistic development follows a common pattern from ages two to twelve. Learning what's key to each stage will help you figure out what to keep.