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Our mission is to inspire and encourage children to be artists by providing basic tools and inspiration for them to create. Every Young at ART bag sold, will also provide a bag to a child in need.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mixed Media and Mother's Day

With Mother's Day just a few weeks away we're going to help with some artistic ways to show that sweet lady in your life how grateful you are for her.  Whether it's a mother, grandma, aunt, sister, or friend I am sure they would love to get a personal note made with love.  Adults and kids alike can enjoy using their talents to show appreciation.

We've compiled a few ideas for Mother's Day cards that can be used for projects at home, school, church or wherever you are putting together a gift for your loved one.  

For the younger kids:  Here are some easy ways to cut, rip, glue and add a little personality



And if you really want to add a personal touch:


And a couple of ideas for teens or adults:  Use your creativity to paint, layer, design, and have fun with mixed media.



These are just some ideas to get the creative juices flowing.  Making your own card is a great way to show your gratitude.  

Monday, April 11, 2016

Mixed Media Month - Collage: Fun for all ages

This month we are going to talk Mixed Media.  Collage is a great mixed media activity for all ages.  My littlest of the littles is all about cutting and tearing paper and one of my favorites arts is combining paper and photos (a.k.a scrapbooking).  This is a great way to work along side a child doing something you both love.  

Check out some of the fun craft and teaching ideas we have below!!

Fun fact: The term collage was coined by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in 1912. The two artists worked together during that time period and experimented with collage, using bits of glued paper added to charcoal drawings.  (Source)

Collage Ideas for Kids

We found a whole list of fun collage ideas at artfulparent.com. There are a lot of different ideas for kids!

The Artist from a Distance by collage artist Megan CoyleFor a more challenging project for teens and adults check out these lessons plans from mycole.com

Fun fact: The word Collage comes from the French: coller, meaning to glue. (Source)


For those of you looking to teach a little art history with your collage we found this great site for kid friendly education on collage.  For instance did you know that "techniques of collage were first used at the time of the invention of paper in China, around 200 B.C."

We would love to feature your art in our gallery at Young-At-Art.com. Use some of these ideas or come up with some of your own and send them our way!  You can visit the website or email them to youngatart2015@gmail.com.