Friday, November 24, 2017

Ethnic art Project for Kids: How to make an Aztec Mask

Ethnic art Project for Kids: How to make an Aztec Mask
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Today we will learn how to make an Aztec Mask. Ancient Aztec, lived in Meso America, this is a region and cultural area in the Americas, extending approximately from central Mexico all the way to Costa Rica. Advanced pre-Columbian societies flourished here before the Spanish colonization of the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries. Have [...]

Ethnic Art Project for Kids: Jewelry from Ancient South America

November 14, 2012 by  
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Ethnic Art Project for Kids: Jewelry from Ancient South America
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Ancient people from the Andes used gold objects in their ceremonies and to adorn themselves. Beautiful and heavily worked rings, bracelets, earrings, pectorals, nosepieces, and masks, gave name to “El Dorado” (golden in Spanish), the legendary “Lost City of Gold, famous since the days of the Spanish Conquistadors.  

Art History for Kids: The History of Books, Part 2

November 13, 2012 by  
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Art History for Kids: The History of Books, Part 2
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The History of Books is amazing, in this second part, we will go from Rome all the way to Johannes Gutenberg who invented  the first printing press in In 1440. Did you know that books were hand, one by one, before the printing press was invented? You can learn more about the long history of books by [...]

Art History for Kids: The History of Books

November 12, 2012 by  
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Art History for Kids: The History of Books
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Books have been with us from centuries, we see them every day, but is hard to think that they have a long history themselves. The History of books is as long as the human history. Did you know that ancient people who live in caves spent a lot of time painting and drawing inside their [...]

History of Photography for Kids: Photography Goes Everywhere

November 11, 2012 by  
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History of Photography for Kids: Photography Goes Everywhere
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Once photography was not a mystery, many people around the world leaned its secretes. Photographers traveled around the globe to bring pictures from far away places, from unknown people and unheard cultures.   To learn more, give click in the images below:            

History of Photography for Kids: Color Photography

November 9, 2012 by  
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History of Photography for Kids: Color Photography
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Once photographers and scientists were able to fix the image, they started looking for the magical compound that could fix the colors they saw in front of the camera. It was a hard road of trial and error, until they finally were able to find a way to do it. To learn more, give click [...]

History of Photography for Kids: Portraits

November 8, 2012 by  
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History of Photography for Kids: Portraits
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The middle class never had the opportunity to have their portraits painted, only the upper classes and the nobility could afford to hire a painter. Photography brought this opportunity to everybody. To learn more, give click in the images below:  

Photography Project for Kids: Andy Warhol Prints

Photography Project for Kids: Andy Warhol Prints
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This photography project for kids about Andy Warhol  teaches our children how one of the most renown artists of our time used photographic images from advertising, newspapers and magazines as the starting point for his artwork. Children enjoy Warhol’s art because of its bright colors and cartoon like images. This is a fun and easy project to make with [...]

Art History for Kids: Pop Art, Andy Warhol

November 1, 2012 by  
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Art History for Kids: Pop Art, Andy Warhol
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Pop Art was a very important art movement in the 20th century. Andy Warhol was one of the first artists who used everyday objects, cartoons, movie stars, advertisements and celebrities to crate his art. His colorful artwork and the elements he used are very attractive for children. After learning about him, we did a photography [...]