Ebook – Art Secrets Every Teacher Should Know…A Reggio Inspired Approach

Ebook – Art Secrets Every Teacher Should Know…A Reggio Inspired Approach

I am SOOOOO excited to be writing this right now.  My very first ebook/ecourse is complete!!!  I’ve been working on this for so long and talking about it for even longer, that I can’t believe it’s actually complete.  Are you ready for some really valuable and thoughtful… Art Secrets Every Teacher Should Know…A Reggio Inspired Approach  (…)

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Recycled Record Art

Recycled Record Art

It’s Rockin’ Records time part 2.  The first time we tried upcycling old records for art projects we had a blast but I wasn’t so happy with the staying power of some of the materials we used.  Some of the gems fell off with the puffy paint. Since old records are pretty easy to come(…)

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The Best Art Studios for Kids in the U.S.

The Best Art Studios for Kids in the U.S.

There are few things more inspiring to me than an art studio for kids. I love them. They are so full of energy and potential and curiosity.  Each studio is uniquely different based on the artist/educator behind it. I have had the good fortune of getting to know many passionate art educators by following their instagram(…)

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Home Art Studio for Kids

Home Art Studio for Kids

Hi! Welcome to our home art studio for kids! When we recently moved, we said goodbye to this amazing art play house and backyard art studio. This home studio has brought that kind of magic back into our lives. My amazing husband agreed to let me convert our two car garage into an art studio for(…)

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Flower Potions – Outdoor Summer Play

Flower Potions – Outdoor Summer Play

It’s late and I should be sleeping but I just came across these pics of my little one making one of her favorite flower potions and I thought everyone needs to try this.  It’s so easy and fun, especially if you have a little flower girl like I do. Flower potions are great for outdoor(…)

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Handmade Thank You Gifts – Flower Bouquets

Handmade Thank You Gifts – Flower Bouquets

I am so excited to share this simple art project just in time for the end of the school year because these handmade thank you gifts are the perfect gift for teachers, Father’s Day, nannies, grandparents, moms and anyone else you love and want to say thank you to.  We made our handmade vases and(…)

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Handmade Mother’s Day Banners

Handmade Mother’s Day Banners

Happy Mother’s Day everyone, and that means all the care takers and nannies and grandparents and teachers.  Anyone who cares for a child, this day is for you and you deserve your own banner.  Here here! Being a care giver and loving children as much as we all do is not easy! Show this post(…)

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Vintage Collages on Contact Paper

Vintage Collages on Contact Paper

I had to do a quick post of this art project we did the other day in meri cherry art class (inspired by the easy shape collages I saw on Art Bar) because it was soooo cute and the girls were just happy as could be with the whole process and result.  We made vintage collages on contact(…)

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Life in a Reggio Inspired Art Studio

Life in a Reggio Inspired Art Studio

Over the past several months I’ve received quite a few emails asking me about my role as atelierista, aka art teacher, in a Reggio inspired preschool. I thought I would share my experience here in hopes that I can shed some light on this mysterious “Reggio” word that has become quite trendy over the past decade.(…)

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Felted Faces – Wet Felting with Kids

Felted Faces – Wet Felting with Kids

Oh my goodness!!  I am so in love with these felted faces that I am staying up waaaay past my bedtime to write this post.  I’ve written about wet felting with kids before.  I’ve done it a few times over the years and love it more and more with every experience.  Wet felting is great(…)

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