Educational Resources

This page includes a collection of articles which we find interesting and relevant to the topic of creativity and art.

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Creativity Can at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Recently we donated 100 Creativity Cans to the kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for a day of fun. All of the kids jumped right in and were immersed in the magic of making! View the video here. Special thanks to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Jane W, Marsela G and the parents for helping make the Creativity […]

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Creativity Craft of the Month – Pumpkin People

Pumpkin People   Introduction: Here’s a fun and creative way to carve and decorate your pumpkins – kind of like a pumpkin “snowman”! It utilizes more of the bounty of fall than just pumpkins, and is a great activity for the whole family! Even teens will want to make one these crazy characters. Quick Links: […]

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7 secrets to being a rock star babysitter

We all know her. She is the “it girl” in a sea of sameness. There isn’t a conversation on the playground that doesn’t include the phrases, “you’ll never believe what Rebecca did at our house,” and “the twins just love her and they’ve never loved anyone before.” And then there’s the ubiquitous, “I was at […]

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Creativity is a perfect fit on every child

We are constantly reminded of how different people are from one another. In fact, we are reminded of this on a daily basis when we interact with strangers, co-workers, friends and family members. We all have our own personalities, habits, characteristics, idiosyncrasies, likes and dislikes, strengths and weakness. Yet educational institutes (not all, but many) […]

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Spooky Time: Halloween Kits for the Whole Family

It is safe to say that children usually look forward to their favorite holidays for two reasons: treats and art projects. Halloween is one of the more unconventional of holidays we celebrate in the U.S. It has become a holiday dedicated to using the imagination, allowing people transform into whoever they want to be for […]

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Creativity: the simplest way to unlock the 5 senses

Creativity is cool. Simply put. It’s a special human trait that allows us to create, problem solve and discover. It’s something that we all possess and use differently. It exists deep within us. We have the option to uncover it, as though it were a natural resource buried inside our bodies. Some of us use […]

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Art Teachers: Creativity, Innovation

“Art teachers teach creativity and innovation,” Matt Fussell wrote in his article, “Why Art Teachers are The Most Important Teachers in the School.” This article is a great reminder about the importance of how teaching creativity and innovation sets the foundation for future success. Read more.   Image from: http://thevirtualinstructor.com/blog/why-art-teachers-are-the-most-important-teachers-in-the-school

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STEM vs STEAM

Did you know on average, “students who study the arts for 4 years in high school score 98 points higher on the SATs compared to those who study the same for half a year or less?” Check out all the stats. University of Florida’s Online Master of Arts in Art Education

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Not Creative?!?

Image from: Why People (Incorrectly) Think They Are Not Creative http://onforb.es/1nTLLYL. The article, “Why People (Incorrectly) Think They Are Not Creative” reminds us how in order to reach the type of creativity desired, we must put in the time to develop and become an expert in our craft. “Craft is how to do stuff. It is the […]

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Standardized Achievement Tests: What Are They Good For? Hint: Not Cognitive Ability

New study makes it clear what growth in standardized test performance doesn’t buy us: cognitive ability. Amy Finn, John Gabrieli, and colleagues at MIT, Brown, and Harvard looked at standardized test scores (Math and English language arts) and cognitive ability (working memory, processing speed, and abstract reasoning) among nearly 1,400 8th graders attending traditional, exam, and […]