Category: Children and Art

Color Series: The Meaning Behind Orange

Welcome back to the Color Series, where the colors have complements and the meanings DO matter. This post will focus on the perky orange. A blend of red and yellow, get its symbolism from both colors. While it still has a sort of heat from the red, it’s also associated with happiness because of the… Read More

Color Series: The Meaning Behind Red

Welcome to the first of a series that will go in depth about the meanings and symbolism behind different colors we see and use every day! It’s important to understand color and the symbolism they carry- especially when it comes to artwork. The first contestant is red. “When in doubt, wear red.” – Bill Blass… Read More

Ever Heard of Art Therapy?

You may or may not have heard of the term “art therapy.” This is simply just a form of therapy that uses the process of being creative and making art to improve the person’s well being. Expressing yourself artistically helps people to resolve issues, developing and managing behaviors and feelings, reduce stress levels, and improve… Read More

Keeping it Clean: Managing Messy Children’s Art Projects

Exposing children to art projects at a young age is a wonderful way to foster creativity in budding minds. Nothing is more thrilling than watching a child, waist deep in finger paint, flexing their cognitive muscles and exploring the endless forest of imagination. As any parent can tell you, however, these art projects can get… Read More

Art and ADHD: It Could Be a Good Thing

When you hear the word acronym ADHD, there are a couple of thoughts that might run through your mind. “I feel bad for whoever has that.” Or maybe “so they’re just really hyper, right?” Those who suffer from ADHD will typically have more energy than those who don’t, yes. But there is also the component… Read More

Going to Art College: Young Children [1 of 3]

Generally, most people find their calling during junior or senior year of High school. However, for some people, specifically the creative types, there is no question at all. For the most part, writers, musicians, and other artists know what they want by a very young age. If you have an artistically inclined son or daughter,… Read More

Tips for Fostering Creativity in Young Children

Creativity is not something that people are inherently born with-it is something that has to be created and fostered. However, not everyone is as creative as others, so it might take some extra work for some children over others.   Creativity is a part of everything that you do, so it is important to make… Read More

Reasons to Take a Summer Art Class

With summer in full swing, it is time you do something nice and fun just for yourself. Classes are always a cost effective and wonderful way to broaden your horizons, explore other aspects of yourself, and learn something new. Letting out your inner artist is a wonderful way to learn how to express yourself with… Read More

Art For All Ages

Creating works of art is more than just creativity. It is also expression of feelings and emotions; it is a release of your inner self. You never lose your point of view or expression. Even if it changes, you still have something to say about the world around you. No matter what your age, it… Read More

Creating an at Home Gallery for Your Children’s Art

When children are developing their artistic skills it is important to show them their work is important and it is important to make them feel like the work they are doing is special to you. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to display their work and keep it around the home. You… Read More

How to Communicate to Children about Their Art

The great thing about art is that there is no right or wrong, no yes or no answers.  It is completely open to the artist’s interpretation.  You want to always encourage children to express themselves whether it is on a canvas, through music, dance or other hobby.  When speaking to your child about their art… Read More