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History of Art for Kids: The Renaissance

February 5, 2015 by  
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History of Art for Kids: The Renaissance
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Renaissance means reborn, and this fantastic period was one of the most creative ones in the history of humankind. Italian scientists and artists discovered the legacy of Greece and Rome in a moment where Europe was leaving the Dark Ages.

How did we Start Making Art?

February 4, 2015 by  
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How did we Start Making Art? Art is as old as we are. Our first ancestors started scratching, sketching and painting as they started walking in that African savannas.

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 History for Kids: Chinese rolled scrolls

July 16, 2013 by  
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Art History for Kids: Chinese rolled scrolls
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Chinese rolled scrolls are beautiful vertical paper rolls where the artists create a composition with painting and calligraphy. The painting surface can be made either of paper or silk. A Chinese rolled scroll usually has a thin wooden bar at the top, with a silk cord fastened for hanging. It also has a wooden cylindrical [...]

Art project for Kids: The History of Paper

July 5, 2013 by  
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Art project for Kids: The History of Paper
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Paper is all around us, today we will learn about the history of paper for kids. Paper was first made in China more than 2,000 years ago when an official named Cai Lun, who worked for the Imperial court during the Han Dynasty (202 BCE-220 CE), created a sheet of paper using discarded silk fibers [...]

History of the Abacus for kids

June 30, 2013 by  
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History of the Abacus for kids
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The history of the abacus con be traced more than 2,000 years back. We can’t imagine a world without numbers, but a long time ago numbers did not exist. Early humans used their fingers to count and when they had larger quantities, they probably used pebbles and twigs to help them count. Trade and commerce [...]

Ancient China for Kids

June 17, 2013 by  
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Ancient China for Kids
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Ancient China for Kids is part of our series about Ancient Asian Art. China is one of the oldest civilizations that continue right up to today. It history began more than 5,000 years ago. Many other civilizations have lived and died, such as Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Many different dynasties lived in what China is [...]

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, [...]

Animals in Art in the Ancient American Cultures

June 6, 2013 by  
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Animals in Art in the Ancient American Cultures
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Animals in Art in the Ancient American Cultures, were both real and fantastic. They have been an important motif for craftman in every culture. Early jewelry, overflows with animal forms, they were used to infuse objects with sacred and magical power. Art was an important form of expression in the Americas for hundreds, even thousands [...]

Art History for Kids: Byzantine Art

June 4, 2013 by  
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Art History for Kids: Byzantine Art
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As a part of our Art History for Kids: Byzantine Art, we will talk about the arts in Constantinople, included architecture, painting, mosaic and many other art expressions. The Byzantine Empire was the prolongation of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. For almost 1,000 years, they were the richest nation in [...]

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