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Enhancing Life As We Age Through the Arts

One of the greatest fears of growing old is the prospect of becoming depressed, dependent and bored in our elder years. So it is important to find something that to focus our creative energies on and something that keeps us engaged to stay social and sharp in retirement. Now it seems that art may be… Read More

Crafting Brings Big Benefits for Brains

According to some experts, crafting can help diminish the symptoms and improve the moods of people who suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic pain, along with easing stressing and increasing happiness. Recently, CNN told the story of a woman who lost her brother in a tragic accident and suffered post-traumatic stress as a result. Her… Read More

Boston Gallery Roundup – May

The spring in Boston is the perfect time to get out and explore the city. With tons of museums, events, music and more to enjoy, you’ll have your pick of things to do during the beautiful May weekends. Of course, as spring moves into full bloom, so too does the schedule of exhibits at the… Read More

Focus on the Face With Classes this Summer

Think back to the first human figure you drew, whether as a young child or during an art class in school. Maybe you drew a stick person, or maybe your person resembled a head with arms and legs sticking out of a smiling circle. As you grew older, your drawings and sculptures of the human… Read More

Robots, Dragons and Things With Wings: Summer at Hunakai

While many will be gearing up for Spring Break, we want you to take a minute to think about what your child (or children) is going to do this summer. At Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts, we offer several weeklong sessions throughout the summer including half- and full-day courses for kids and teens. This summer,… Read More

Art Education an Integral Part of Brain Development

Painting, sculpting, glazing, crafting, drawing, molding: regardless of the type of hands-on art your child or teen is creating, their brain is growing as a result. Recent studies continue to prove this, showing that experiencing art through art education is an integral part of brain development. Art education helps the brain to actually rewire itself… Read More

A Hidden Portrait Behind the ‘Mona Lisa’?

The “Mona Lisa” is the most famous painting in the world, but was the image the one Leonard da Vinci initially intended? French scientist Pascal Cotte says no. Cotte claims to have found another version of the painting underneath the one everyone sees. Cotte discovered this, the BBC reports, by using light technology that can… Read More

February Exhibits Around Boston

Boston is a city that’s rich in history, art and culture, and since February is almost here, we thought you might be interested in some of the upcoming art installations in the area. Let’s take a look at the coming galleries and exhibits planned in the area next month. Museum of Fine Arts Boston The… Read More

Get Creative During International Creativity Month

Most people value creativity, and can recognize it in just about every aspect of everyday life. From the music you listen to on the way to work or while at work to a poster you may pass by advertising a movie or play, creativity played a role in making so much that we encounter on… Read More

Learn About Graffiti and Street Art

Urban art has been a popular means of expression for generations, but with the increasing presence of social media, some urban artists like BANKSY and Shepard Fairey are becoming well known as some of the leading artists of our time. In our new Graffiti and Urban Art class, teens and adults will learn about the… Read More