Art Lesson: X is for Xanthus

Xanthus who? Xanthus and Balius were, according to Greek mythology, two immortal horses, who pulled Chariots and were said to be able to speak human language.  Xanthus was a golden red colored horse and Balius was a white and black appaloosa horse. Here is a video I posted to my Facebook page for the Children to see and learn from. This is so inspiring and

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Art Lesson: BMX Bikes!

I try to make lessons that my students find interesting. Having a few boys who participate in BMX this is something they told me they would love to draw! I was excited about this lesson as well. We had a bike to draw from that was good for observing and created a fun element for the lesson. Here is the Video clip posted on

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Art Lesson: R is for Rabbit!

Drawing through the Alphabet R is for Rabbit. Of course we read the classic book Peter Rabbit. A favorite among many children. We also learned about Rabbits. They come in many different colors. Black brown spotted and white. Some are pets and some are wild. Pet Rabbits are usually called Bunny Rabbits. Hares are related to Rabbits except they are always wild. We observed

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Drawing Lesson: Cadie from Canada Cheng from China.

I love drawing through Geography because of the experience kids get to learn about and draw other kids around the world! This lesson was about Cadie from Canada and Cheng from China. Here is a cute video clip of a little boy teaching chinese. I posted this to my facebook page for parents to show their children to enhance learning and give the kids

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Montana Parent After School Activities Round Up – Pictures of the event!

Montana Parent After school Round Up. This is an event for parents who were looking for after school and PIR day activities for their children. There was multiple booths set up for parents to see what is offered in the community. Kindred Art Studio was there! Kids could choose from three different warm up sheets to practice their observing skills and drawing. This is always

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Drawing Lesson: Water Dragons!

This week we drew Water Dragons! It reminds me of the Movie How to Train your Dragon, which was posted on my Facebook page before hand so the parents could show the kids and get them excited about weeks lessons! The Water Dragon is exciting. I think every kid would love to take a ride on their own dragon. Be it a water one

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Why Drawing is Learning in Action

Drawing is more than the final outcome. Drawing is more than the final outcome. It is the process of drawing, observing and learning that is key.  Earlychildhood News wrote the following about how art can help children’s development: Know the theory of learning by doing Arts and crafts offer children endless opportunities to learn by doing. And they are likely to remember what they learn!

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Come Visit With Kindred Art Studio At The Montana Parent Magazine After School Activities Round-Up

Montana Parent Magazine is having an after school round up on September 11, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Gallatin Valley Mall. This is an event for parents who are looking for after school and PIR day activities for their children. There will be multiple booths set up for parents to see what is offered in the community. Kindred Art Studio will be there!

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Our Wonderful Art Student’s Display at the Bozeman Public Library

Just like fine artists put their art work on display in galleries and public places in the community. I wanted my students to have this same experience. For the month of September 2014, Kindred Art Studio’s featured children artists works of art is prominently being displayed in the kid’s section of the Bozeman Public Library. Below are photos of the display of artwork from my students

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New Studio Location Open Now – Register To Reserve Spot

New Location!! This is a wonderful space and I know that the students are going to love drawing here. There are some truly inspiring lessons planned that will get the students creativity and imagination flowing. Drawing is engaging, and a positive way to boost self esteem, confidence, silent concentration, creativity and fun overall. Registration open, sign up now to reserve your child’s place. Sneak

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