"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
--Pablo Picasso


ElegantArtisan.com strives to present the work of wonderfully talented artists, as well as seeking to provide knowledge relating to the many and varied elements of the concept of "Art."ColoringBook

To that end, we're building a "Links Library" enabling viewers to access websites and articles offering interesting and perhaps thought-provoking information. Over time, you will witness the growth of our Library, and we hope you will find the articles enjoyable and enlightening.

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ElegantArtisan.com takes no responsibility for the following  content's veracity, and offers it here only as thought-provoking material of interest.

Photo: June M. Sobrito




Art Applied - Demonstrated: A truly mixed-media art form.


Art Speaks - A video by Dave Heinzel

Why Kids Love Art

Listen to what kids say about why art is important to them. From pizza cats to Chinese dragons, to dogs made from the number nine, anything is possible in an Art in Action lesson. Thank you, Symantic, for sponsoring the filming and production of this video.

California Arts Council Grants Opportunities - Check here for state funding for art projects.

The Importance of Art in Child Development - Sometimes the best teacher is the art teacher.

An exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum features a group of works by Leonardo da Vinci from the Biblioteca Reale in Turin, Italy, including one of his celebrated notebooks.

Hope Knows No Borders - Bill Strickland, National Center for Arts & Technology

Use Music to Develop Kids' Skills and Character - Edutopia

Why Is Art Education Important? Jennifer Latarola invterviews art educators and students.



What's Happening in the Art Room?? A look at what children are creating in art class. Ideas for art teachers.

Girl with a Hoop Earring: Fun With Vermeer. An introspective on Jan Vermeer's masterpiece, "Girl with a Pearl Earring." ARTNews article by Robin Cembalest

Peter Coyote speaks about the arts. Actor Peter Coyote speaks about why the arts are important and why public funding of the arts makes sense.

The Top 10 Reasons to Support the Arts (from Arts Watch) - posted by Randy Cohen

Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci - Author: Mary Bellis

kidsites.com (Art) - Your Guide to the Best Kid Sites on the Web

Is Painting Therapy the Same as Art Therapy? Author: Pamela Whitman

Do You Recognize These 10 Mental Blocks to Creative Thinking? Author: Brian Clark

What Young Children Say About Art: A Comparative Study. Authors: Felicity McArdle and Kit-mei Betty Wong

Arts and Smarts: Test Scores and Cognitive Development. Author: Karin Evans

Stone-age Toddlers had Art Lessons, Study Says. Author: Caroline Davies

What Is Art and the Purpose of Making It?. Author: Brian Rice

http://www.ted.com Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Watch the video...

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