Today, I was planning on driving two hours to Solomons, MD to set up for my two-week Artist in Action residence at Ann Marie Sculpture Gardens and Arts Center. Combined with cancelled/postponed spring festivals and exhibitions, I felt a little lost. I still had these two weeks set aside. Should I just eat ice creamContinue reading “Studio Deep Dive: Artists in Absence”
Make a Japanese side stitch book with your favorite or handmade paper and use it for sketching, nature journaling, or as a diary.
Rosemary, coffee grinds, and glitter are a few of the exciting materials I’ve seen mixed into hand pulled papers, and you have endless options for making your paper unique to you or your preschooler.
This craft explores color mixing and independent play for preschoolers with paint, cardboard, string and scissors.
This was a perfect rainy day activity! By transforming a cardboard box into a rocket ship, I was able to encourage independent and imaginative play while reinforcing written name recognition and process art practice.
We changed up arts and crafts time this weekend by getting my drums out of storage and the ukelele out of it’s case. Music helps preschoolers flex their creative muscles, exploring and discovering different sounds and their combinations, just like process art explores the different combinations and possibilities of visual materials. There is the addedContinue reading “Preschool Arts & Crafts: Music”
Pipe Cleaner Bracelets: This is my favorite “mommy has a headache” activity.
Getting outside has been fundamental in staying calm and centered for our family during this unpredictable season.
Today was all about the process. Art and crafts aren’t meant to be a stressful. Instead they are an opportunity to create, explore, and play. The only material needed for this activity is sidewalk chalk.
For Saint Patrick’s Day my preschooler created a leprechaun hat, cupcakes, and a clover sun-catcher. Each activity encouraged him to practice his fine motor skills.
Designed for preschool aged creators, this activity uses found materials to introduce primary and secondary colors with color mixing.
Harford Artist’s Association will have a reception for the Starving Artists’ Sale this Saturday, January 9, 2020 from 1 PM – 3 PM, and will showcase local art from emerging and established artists in a wide variety of media.