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Art History for Kids: Chinese rolled scrolls

July 16, 2013 by  
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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 [...]

History of the Abacus for kids

June 30, 2013 by  
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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 [...]

Art Project for Kids: Animals in the Circus

June 6, 2013 by  
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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 [...]

Art History for Kids: Byzantine Art

June 4, 2013 by  
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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 [...]

Art History for Kids: Giotto Biography and the Gothic Art

May 28, 2013 by  
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Today we will talk about Art History for Kids: Giotto Biography and the Gothic Art. Gothic Art was mostly architectural and the most important painter of this period was Giotto di Bondone (1266/7 – January 8, 1337), but he is better known simply as Giotto. Giotto was born in Florence, Italy and he is known as [...]

Smart phone Photography: Photographing Glass in a Museum

May 6, 2013 by  
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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 [...]

Art History for Kids: Le Corbusier

April 24, 2013 by  
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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 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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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 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 [...]

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