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

 

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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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Photo: June M. Sobrito

 

 

 

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

 

Art Speaks - A video by Dave Heinzel

 

Let Art Define the Drought - David Mas Matsumoto. The Sacramento  Bee

What happens when priceless art breaks at museums? A look inside the vase vandalism at Pérez Museum of Art Miami.


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.

The Importance of Art in a Child's Development"Have you ever seen a child smooth cool fingerpaint over a sheet of paper with both hands..."

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

The National Endowment for the Arts Announces $25.8 Million in Grants for the First Round of FY 2014 Funding - "The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support these exciting and diverse art projects that will take place throughout the United States." --NEA Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa

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

A New Survey Finds a Drop in Arts Attendance - The New York Times: Arts

11-facts-about-arts-education - DoSomething.org

Use Music to Develop Kids' Skills and Character - Edutopia

The Most Amazing Creations in Art, Design, Photography and More.

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

 

John Lennon on Art

 

Michelle Obama Speech: National Arts and Humanities Youth Program 2012

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.

Art in America - News & Opinion about the world of art from a premier art magazine.

The Future of Art - by KS12

Promo 3.0 - Promoting Your Art - Author: Alex Mathers, Red Lemon Club

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

The Arts and Human Development - A Paper by the National Endowment for the Arts, 2011

Artist-Inventors Have Change the World - Author: Alyson Stanfield

Why Art Matters - Author: Anthony Bond OAM

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

What is Creativity? Author: John G. Young, M.D.

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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