Friday, November 24, 2017

Photography Project for Kids: Finding Spring Small Treasures

Photography Project for Kids: Finding Spring Small Treasures
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This is a wonderful photography project to do with Kids, because children love little things and because, they can find the most amazing stuff. If you take a walk in the neighborhood or your closest park, you will be surprised at what children can find.

Project for kids: Backlight Photography with a Smartphone

Project for kids: Backlight Photography with a Smartphone
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Backlighting isn’t ideal for a smartphone camera because the pictures are often underexposed. But you can use backlight creatively to you advantage.                         Today we will learn how and when, can we use backlight and when should we avoid it.  Do not try to [...]

Photography Project for kids: Using a Smartphone in the City

Photography Project for kids: Using a Smartphone in the City
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Taking a walk in our own town or city is a great opportunity to teach photography to our kids. In today’s project, children will learn a few tips to obtain better images.                         It is important to choose a bright and beautiful day, dark [...]

Photography for Kids: How to use the Smartphone Camera

Photography for Kids: How to use the Smartphone Camera
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Every day our kids use their mobile or smartphones to take pictures. For over 100 years Photography was almost magical, and only experts knew what was happening inside the little black box.                             Today we have in our hands the power to [...]

Art History for Kids: Le Corbusier

April 24, 2013 by  
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Art History for Kids: Le Corbusier
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Le Corbusier is an icon in modern architecture and urban planning, he was also a painter, sculptor, and writer. Le Corbusier’s main ideas were about standards and perfection. He felt that the automobile was a machine that with each refinement was closer to perfection. He wanted to apply this idea to architecture. Le Corbusier felt [...]

Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: Ground Vehicles

April 23, 2013 by  
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Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: Ground Vehicles
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Leonardo da Vinci devoted his time and abilities to create new vehicles. He drew plans for self-propelled carts with wheels, for an armored tank, and for other war machines.

Art Project for Kids: Paper Sculptures

April 22, 2013 by  
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Art Project for Kids: Paper Sculptures
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Creating paper sculptures is a a great project for kids. Paper is easy to bend, cut, turn, and roll. It can take any form, it is lightweight and it is always handy. Kids can make their sculptures anywhere, during a long trip in the car, in a rainy afternoon at home, or while waiting in [...]

Paper Sculpture for Kids

April 21, 2013 by  
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Paper Sculpture for Kids
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Paper has been with us for hundreds, even thousands of years. It is an amazing material, not only for writing, wrapping or drawing, but for building tridimensional work. Many artists use paper for their sculptures. I have here a recollection of paper sculptures to show the children how creative you can be with such a [...]

Sculpture Project for Kids: Alberto Giacometti

April 19, 2013 by  
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Sculpture Project for Kids: Alberto Giacometti
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Alberto Giacometti was a Swiss artist, his sculptures are really thin and tall figures, maybe because he lived during World War II, and people were hungry. In this sculpture project, we will try to recreate his work by making thin and tall figures. To read more about his life, click on the image:     [...]

Art History for Kids: Alberto Giacometti

April 18, 2013 by  
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Art History for Kids: Alberto Giacometti
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Today in our art history series we will talk about Alberto Giacometti. He was born in Switzerland on October 10, 1901 and died January 11, 1966. He was a sculptor, painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. Alberto Giacometti came from an artistic background; his father, Giovanni, was a well-known post-Impressionist painter. Alberto was the eldest of four children [...]

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