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Clay Motion for Kids: a Basic Project

June 26, 2014 by  
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Clay Motion for Kids: a Basic Project
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This was our second exercise in our Stop Motion series. Each kid explored movement with one simple clay figure. As we advanced, the kids took the risk to move two figures at the same time: Here you can see their amazing job:

Fall project for kids: Making Leaves

September 12, 2013 by  
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Fall project for kids: Making Leaves
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This is a very fun project to make during the fall season. First, we collected the leaves in our backyard and press them inside an old phone book for a couple of weeks. After they were completely flat, we traced the shapes onto self-hardening colored clay with a toothpick and peeled the extra clay away. […]

Art Project for Kids: How to make a Chinese Scroll

July 27, 2013 by  
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Art Project for Kids: How to make a Chinese Scroll
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Ancient Chinese scrolls are vertical paper rolls where the artists painted landscapes, gardens or flowers. Today we will make our own with a very fun an creative technique using an eyedropper, ink and a straw. To learn how to make it, take a look at the video:

Art Project for Kids: Shadow Puppet Show

July 5, 2013 by  
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This puppet show was made entirely by two of my students during the China art camp. They thought about the story and the characters, and then they built each of them.                 Here it is: their wonderful story:

Art Project for Kids: Shadow Puppets

July 4, 2013 by  
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Art Project for Kids: Shadow Puppets
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Shadow puppets are a perfect activity for Children, they can enjoy the whole process, from making up the story, designing and building the characters and presenting the show. This art project was one of the favorite during our China series.  

Art Project for Kids: Cave Painting

June 9, 2013 by  
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Art Project for Kids: Cave Painting
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This art project for kids is great, cave painting was an activity that ancient people realized all over the world. Being able to reproduce what they saw, was a huge step in human history. This was the first activity that was not related with survival. Our ancestors didn’t “have to paint” in order to eat, […]

Art Project for Kids: Animals in the Circus

June 6, 2013 by  
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Art Project for Kids: Animals in the Circus
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In today’s art project for kids, we will learn about the animals in the circus. The circus has always been an inspiration for artists, many painters have painted clowns and trapezists, but we will talk about those who have painted the animals in the circus. After we see some of their artworks, we are going […]

Finding Art in Nature: Macro Photography for Kids

May 16, 2013 by  
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Finding Art in Nature: Macro Photography for Kids
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Macro photography with a smart phone is possible, today we will learn how to take amazing pictures, and how to get close, really close to nature. Children love finding little things, and they are amazing with our smartphones. This is a great opportunity to teach them something creative, and let them marvel at nature. Today […]

Smartphone Photography: How to Shoot in High Contrast Situations

May 10, 2013 by  
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Smartphone Photography: How to Shoot in High Contrast Situations
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Photographing in high contrast situations is a very difficult task, even for professional photographers using state of the art equipment. But our smartphones have the possibility to manage these situations with an application in the camera called HDR. HDR means High Dynamic Range. What this application does is that takes multiple photos of the same […]

Smart phone Photography: Photographing Glass in a Museum

May 6, 2013 by  
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Smart phone Photography: Photographing Glass in a Museum
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Although not every day we have the opportunity to visit a museum, hundreds of people do, and they use their smartphones to photograph everything around them, including museums. Photographing glass and crystal objects can be very challenging. Before you start photographing in a museum, make sure that it is permitted, and inform yourself about the […]

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