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United States Postal Service: design to go

United States Postal Service: design to go From former presidents to state flowers, when you mail a letter today there are lots of different stamp designs to choose from. But did you know that from the time stamps debuted in the United States in 1847 until 1869 the only design allowed on any stamp was […]

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My favorite sport

My favorite sport Commercing in classrooms around the world using a structured lesson plan the Arts Olympiad celebrates the “artist-athlete” ideal of a creative mind and healthy body. The most prestigious and largest global initiative for 21 st century education, the Arts Olympiad is a free global program in which any child anywhere can participate; […]

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Children’s art around the world

Children’s art around the world Jenny Adams When we display children’s art–whether in a national museum, local art center, or simply on our refrigerator door–we tell children that their creativity and intelligence are important. That what they think matters. It is no secret that we live in a chaotic and unstable world. Civil unrest, environmental […]

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Painting a new future

Painting a new future – Perspective Ashfaq Ishaq The 2003 International ChildArt Festival showcases the important role that children and the arts can play to promote international understanding, children’s creativity and imagination, empathy and cooperation. This historic event lays the foundation for a future world leadership that is both creative and cooperative. The Rationale In […]

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Escher and the Alhambra

Escher and the Alhambra – Globe Trotter Amy Ione Maurits Cornelis Escher was a Dutch artist in the 1920s and 1930s who is famous for using math to create complicated patterns, called tessellations. To create a tessellation you draw a polygon (a multiple sided shape such as a square, triangle or hexagon) and repeat it […]

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An African Safari

An African Safari Kate Swiencki Let’s visit two museums in Africa! We’ll start in Egypt, the country where the Nile River flows into the Mediterranean Sea. In Heliopolis, a city near Cairo, there is a garden that grows trees, flowers and artists! This is the garden of the Suzanne Mubarak Children’s Museum, where a special […]

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The traditional Nyonya Kebayas of Malaysia

The traditional Nyonya Kebayas of Malaysia Philbert Tiki Yong Nyonya Kebayas are a hot commodity among fashion designers but the sense of tradition is either missing in many of the new fusion designs or lost in the hefty price tags of over RM1000 (US $263). A Kebaya is a traditional blouse worn by Malaysian and […]

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Children’s Art

Children’s Art Book Review: Children’s Art By Antje Tesche-Mentzen and Herlinde Koelbl The artists featured in most coffee-table books are familiar; they have had their works showcased at museums world-wide, projected onto 30 foot screens in front of 100-person art history classes, and featured in countless numbers of books and other publications. But rarely is […]

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Art dissolves boundaries and feeds minds

Art dissolves boundaries and feeds minds – Talking Pictures Eldon Katter Imagine a world without art, creativity or imagination. Everything would be made up of straight lines, no colors and no life. People everywhere from Canton to Chicago would all think the same, look the same, act the same, talk the same, and do everything […]

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Wassily Kandinsky painting to music

Wassily Kandinsky painting to music Kate Burton Wassily Kandinski was one of the first modern artists who painted abstract shapes to express feelings, rather than creating pictures of objects and people. Kandinski loved music, especially classical music. Often when he painted, he would listen to music and try to paint what the music made him […]