Art & Museums
Rooms By You offers a super-cool way for transforming some of your most precious artwork crafted by your most precious little ones into keepsake pillows you'll treasure. As a parent of two kids who love sharing their art with the world I love, love, love this idea and can't wait to customize a few pillows using the online service offered by Rooms By You. Pillows range from $24 to $44 dollars and are quality pillows.
Johanna Waisley of Create Town has shared this cool idea for creating Olympic masterpieces. I can't believe how easy this project is for kids to whip up and just look at the results...Oh so beautiful...Go watercolors...I love how she's using this art project along with other planned Olympic themed activities to enhance the experience of the Winter Games for her young children.
We think ArtCamp! is super-rad. Lead by Jodi Waxman a mommy, educator and artist, the camps offer kids high-quality, hands-on art experiences for very little dough. Through her workshops kids get the opportunity to practice specific art techniques/mediums.
Jodi's next set of ArtCamp workshops will be held on October 6th. She's holding 3 different age-appropriate print making workshops. The details for the workshops include:
"Stamped prints* (ages 2 & up)
9:45am â€“ 10:30am
We're recent transplants to San Francisco (via Los Angeles) and we've been gobbling up the delicious mix of kid-friendly arts, culture and events that the city has to offer. We've experienced quite a bit in just under six weeks.
When we said we'd be relocating from LA to San Francisco everyone we knew--who has either lived or visited the city--told us it was imperative we visit the Exploratorium. Nestled inside the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina district, it truly is an extraordinary place. Noted American physicist and educator Dr.
New in town and on the move, we've been exploring some of the awesome activities to do in the City by the Bay. First stop on our adventure...The California Academy of Sciences. And judging from the crowds on the Wednesday we went it's a popular choice for many folks both tourists and residents alike.
If your family is anything like mine you and your precious cargo will be spending endless hours strapped into a plane, train or automobile this summer. And if you are anything like me you're scouring your brain--and store shelves--for miracle working distractions that will prevent invisible lines to be drawn and "are we there yets?" being uttered long enough to reach your next rest stop.
Portability and kid-friendliness are key. We know crayons can be a real hassle on a trip. However, they are a must especially if your mini-globetrotter is also a budding artist.
The kids are home for the summer begging to pull out the paints. As a good parent you understand the importance of self-expression through creating art yet you yearn to keep your house clean for at least one whole day. Why not go elsewhere to get your kids' artistic juices flowing? You won't have to deal with the mess, the kids will get out of the house and around other kids for a while giving their imaginations a workout and they might actually learn something wonderful about art.
In honor of the final weekend of Orange County's popular family festival 2009 Imagination Celebration MUZEO in Anaheim will be having a Kid's Free Day titled "Imagine You're a Monster" this Saturday, May 16th. From 10am to 5pm parents can bring up to four kids into the museum for free with their paid adult admission of $13 to join in the monstrous fun.
No school Monday for many kiddies. What to do? Something that doesn't require a remote and causes your kids to develop couch sores on their bums from sitting too long. Something sheltered from the terrible weather. A free something. And something that's educational yet fun and mind stimulating.