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23
Apr

Nurturing Self-Discovery Alongside Creative Art

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Typical parents do not think about supporting their child’s need for exploration. While some parents actively engage and develop their child’s individuality; often times, parents dismiss and discourage their child’s strengths and weaknesses without giving thought about how it affects their child. Today it seems that parents are shaping their children into who they want […]

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23
Apr

Trauma and Mental Health Art Therapy

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Young children are constantly growing. Not only are they developing physically, but they are growing mentally too. Rapid cognitive development in children occurs around the age of 2 to 5 years old. The formation of cognitive processes during childhood, such as long-term memory and critical thinking, are essential during the transition into adolescence. Unfortunately, over […]

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23
Apr

An Artistic Retrospective

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23
Apr

Healing Through Art Therapy

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What makes you unique? While it may seem simple, everyone longs for a personal identity: a form of reassurance and security in a physical world. Understanding how to perceive different people, cultures, and ideas are essential for constructing individuality. A sense of self becomes increasingly important as a child develops in a modern world. Through […]

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06
Apr

STYLE ’17

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Silicon Valley’s Independent design shopping benefits Art in Action! Thanks to the Lucente Studios team,  Style ’17, Silicon Valley’s leading benefit, show and sale of apparel, jewelry, accessories, kids’ clothing and home goods, was a huge success. Now you can shop online and still support Art in Action. You’ll find gorgeous one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces by renowned […]

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13
Mar

March is Arts Education Month! Here are 5 ways you can celebrate.

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1. Bring art to your school or organization and take advantage of our Spring Promotion (through May 2017). 2. Renew your current subscription early to lock in your rates and to save on materials. 3. Apply for a Judy Sleeth Scholarship offered to low-income, Title I schools. 4. Help all kids get the arts education they […]

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05
Dec

Lessons Learned from Sandpiper Elementary School

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“If we didn’t have Art in Action, we wouldn’t have art at all.” Nancy Murray, Kindergarten Teacher For the past ten years all Kindergarten through fifth grade students at Sandpiper Elementary School in Redwood Shores, California have benefited from the Art in Action program. We recently spoke with Kindergarten Teacher Nancy Murray, Docent Josephine Pai, […]

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05
Dec

Reflections of the Season

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It’s always a good time to count our blessings. Fortunately for me, I am doing just fine. I feel healthy most of the time, even though when I get up in the morning I have some aches and pains. But at least I get up. My wife and I always seem so busy, but I […]

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17
Oct

A Camp Trophy Sets Path for Creativity

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I won. I got the award for arts and crafts at Triangle Acres summer day camp. It was a very happy day for me. “Uncle” Harry, my arts counselor, said he was proud of me because I tried everything, never gave up and had a great attitude. I have never forgotten Uncle Harry. He influenced […]

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17
Oct

Mini Art Lesson: Dia de los Muertos

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Dia de los Muertos is a holiday for people to celebrate their loved ones who have died. Families make art of different types to decorate the graves of the relatives as well as altars honoring the dead. The art of Dia de los Muertos is characterized by vibrant colors, skulls and skeletons, and flowers, especially […]

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