Teaching Art to Homeschoolers

Remember the excitement of a new box of crayons? Those of us older than the internet recall those brilliant colors and putting those colors on paper. Maybe even melting them with your mom’s iron!

Art lessons for homeschoolers today venture far beyond coloring books, but the thrill of creating art hasn’t […]

Think 360 Arts Excels at Connecting Teaching Artists with Public Schools

Good things start to happen for public school students when teaching artists bring their skills and passion for the arts into the classrooms. Think 360 Arts for Learning, a Colorado non-profit organization, has been doing this work for over 55 years! They deliver quality arts education programs to K-12 students, teachers, […]

De-stressing Teens (and Adults) with Art Lessons in Nature

What happens when teens visit a scenic working farm, complete with cows and sheep, and are given high-quality art supplies and an experienced, insightful instructor? As retreat organizer Susan Nicholas Gephart relates, they quickly embrace the serenity of nature, gladly put away their smartphones, and dive into the art […]

Going the Extra Mile for Earth Day

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22nd, and a good time to reflect on how we as artists can do our share to protect our planet…the place we find so much inspiration. Here are eight simple steps you can easily implement.

1. Use repurposed containers in your studio; laundry soap pod containers, […]

Are you crafty enough to take our 30-day challenge? 

March is National Craft Month and to celebrate we thought it would be fun to try a new craft every day!  We’ve compiled a list of ideas (with links) that offer an educational twist for a variety of age groups and skill levels.

Why create with our hands? Claire Waring says […]