Category Archives: art together

{Art Together} Experimenting With Watercolors

{This post is part of the art together series. You can see all the posts in the series here.} I suspect watercolor paints are one of the most common art supplies offered to kids, because they seem fairly tidy. The colors are contained … Continue reading

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{Art Together} Scribbling

{This post is part of the art together series. You can see all the posts in the series here.} “That the word scribble is used so often as a term of disparagement is one indication of how we fail our children in their … Continue reading

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{Art Together} Looking Closely

{This post is part of the art together series. You can see all the posts in the series here.} “’The teaching of drawing is the teaching of looking.’ A lot of people don’t look very hard.” –David Hockney. Before we … Continue reading

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{Art Together}: Getting Started

I’ve talked about why the opportunity for process-based art is so important for kids (part 1, part 2, part 3) and about how making time and space for a family art habit was so valuable for not just my children, but … Continue reading

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