Design as Play: Who is Bruno Munari?

If there’s one name in art education that has really stuck with me on my journey from artist to educator, it’s Bruno Munari. His approach was a game-changer in how kids get to see and experience art. He took a page out of Maria Montessori’s book and the Reggio Emilia approach, making art something you can

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Kandinsky Circles Lesson for Kids: Practical color theory

Kandinsky’s Circles Lesson for Kids: Color theory made Fun Here comes another variation on the Kandinsky circles paintings theme. Last time we used polymer clay, while on this post I’d like to share a painting activity using rice paper (Xuan paper) and gouache. The underestimated Xuan paper聽 I have a little confession to make: I

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How to make color theory actually fun

AKA, how to take one of the least creative bits of art education and make it inspiring.  The issue with teaching color theory (most times) While color theory is definitely significant in art practice, the actual argument has arguably more to do with science than with art. This is to say, that color theory classes

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