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#TBT Art Image – Melting Crayons

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#TBT Art Image – Melting Crayons

Take another look at our post on Melting Crayons = Art + Science  STEAM in action!

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Happy Thanksgiving from The Primary Kids!

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Happy Thanksgiving from The Primary Kids!

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#TBT – How Crayola Crayons Are Made

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#TBT – How Crayola Crayons Are Made

Revisit How Crayola Crayons are Made featuring this iconic video from Sesame Street’s 1981-1982 season.  

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Thanksgiving gratitude!

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Thanksgiving gratitude!

Today was a busy day at The Primary Kids headquarters. Working on many new lessons, products and blog posts. Excited to start sharing some of the new things  coming up. As this Thanksgiving weekend comes to a close, I wanted to reflect on all that I am thankful for. This past Thanksgiving was a lovely one, spending time with my family and thinking how blessed I really am. I am thankful that I have parents who supported my creativity throughout my life. I’m thankful that I’ve found something I love to do and a way to spend my time being creative every day. I’m thankful that I have a career that I love and that I’m surrounded by kids who inspire me everyday. I’m thankful for the times when I’m “not creative” because that makes the moments when I’m in my “flow” so much more rewarding. I’m thankful that I had time this weekend to draw and paint. I’m thankful that I live in an amazingly art rich city, that allows me to explore museums and galleries by walking outside my door. I’m thankful that The Primary Kids have come into my life and that so many of you from around the globe have supported my dream. Visiting the website, following on Facebook and Twitter, reading the blog, supporting our new store at Teachers Pay Teachers & our products at Cafepress, purchasing our book “The Primary Kids Meet Georges Seurat” and just sending encouraging messages. I’m thankful for you all! Art is amazing…art is a connector…art is more than a painting in a museum…art is my life. My goal is to bring art into the lives of children…to “Teach Kids About Art.” Thank You all for supporting my...

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In the Studio

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Card games are a blast, but there is something else you can do with a deck of cards…build! Make a house of cards using as many cards as you can. Stack them up to make a really tall card house. Maybe your “house” isn’t a house at all but a card skyscraper. After you make your card “building” try to draw a quick picture of it before it falls down or take a quick photo of it. Draw a picture of what the inside of the building would look like. How many rooms does it have, what are they used for. Write a story about who lives or works in the building? Have...

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Getting my hands dirty

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Getting my hands dirty

This summer I decided to take a clay class to challenge myself creatively. I have always loved clay! When I was in 6th grade I bought myself a kids wheel for around $30 dollars at Clover. I loved that wheel even though, in reality, it wasn’t very good. I made a few small bowls that I still have to this day. My high school didn’t have a dedicated clay program, so I ended up taking a class at Moore College of Art on Saturday mornings. When I went to college as an Interior Design major, I was able to take a few clay classes and loved them. Through out the years, I have taken various classes in clay. For the next few weeks, I’m taking “Wheel Throwing Concentration I” at the The Clay Studio. I thought I would share my first creation. This is the first cylinder I threw last week. This was the first time on the wheel in about 5 years. I’m using stoneware clay as it is stronger and good for a beginner. I really want to throw porcelain, but have read that it is very difficult as it isn’t a strong clay. I may try it next class, just to see what happens. Not bad for a first go around. The bottom is a bit thick and I could have pulled it taller and thinner, but I’m happy with my first little pot. The Clay Studio in Philadelphia is a fantastic place. As a student in one of the classes, I can attend various open studios during the week and weekends to practice what I learned during class. They have lots of open time during the week which is fantastic. I’ll post more photos of The Clay Studio and more pots after my next class. What are you doing this summer to be...

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