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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 […]

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Growing Children’s Art in the Flower City

Growing Children’s Art in the Flower City Sara Montag Aalsmeer, the Netherlands, is known as “The Flower City” because flowers from many countries are collected at its huge flower markets and shipped around the world. The Museum for Children’s Art in Aalsmeer is also a collecting place–for children’s art! The museum was founded in 1998 […]

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What do you know about Sharjah Children & Youth Centers?

What do you know about Sharjah Children & Youth Centers? Heba Hanafi Ali Along the curve of the Arabian Sea lies the emirate of Sharjah. Sharjah is one of seven city-states, or emirates, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is a fascinating city, with a blend of modern buildings and ornately elegant masjids (mosques). […]

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Dominican Republic – GlobeTrotter

Dominican Republic – GlobeTrotter – Poem Porscher Battle DOMINICAN REPUBLIC A steamy Saturday morning I run out to play dominoes. I hear the ice cream truck and big moms laughing. The humid air makes sweat run down our necks. I watch big mama until Toby yells domino. I grab my dominoes and throw them down. […]

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How is silk made?

How is silk made? Michelle Newman Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to raise silkworms. I never got around to doing it, and as a silk painter, I am still fascinated by how this plump little white worm can create something as rich and luxurious as silk. You can imagine what a […]

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Schedule of events

Schedule of events – Calendar September 6-7 Arrival of Delegates September 8 Welcome and Creativity Symposium–Washington Marriott Hotel September 9 Mother Earth Day–The National Mall (between 7th & 14th Streets) September 10 Children’s Wellness Day–The National Mall September 11 Children’s Peace Day–The National Mall September 12 ICAF Awards Banquet–Washington Convention Center Tuesday, September 9–Mother Earth […]

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Feeding minds fighting hunger

Feeding minds fighting hunger – Children’s Wellness Day Pamela Waller We’ve all heard the expression, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” The truth is every meal that we eat is extremely important to our growth and development. Proper nutrition is important to everyone, especially children. Without enough healthy food, we are unable […]