Another Study Shows That The Arts Are Smart!

Another Study Shows That The Arts Are Smart!

Brooking’s Study Shows That Adding Arts Education To Schools Is Smart!

 

A recent study by the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC, has again confirmed that art is a smart addition to a child’s education.

Arts education in our schools has been steadily declining since the 1980’s. The recent trend of arts programs either being underfunded or getting cut, is largely due in part to the test-based accountability trends in our current education system.  The Brooking’s study examined the effects of reinvigorating school art programs through increase arts spending and partnerships with art organizations and institutions.

 

In the 21 schools that were part of the “treatment” group for increased art programming, schools spent about $14.67 annually per student. Students received, on average, 10 enrichment arts educational experiences across dance, music, theater, and visual arts disciplines.  These arts learning opportunities were offered through before- and after-school programs, field trips, in-school performances, and teaching-artist residencies.

To determine the effect off increasing art programs in partner schools, the Brookings used student demographics, attendance, disciplinary records, test score achievement, as well as, survey data from participating schools on students’ school engagement and social and emotional-related outcomes.

 

And what did they find?

Increases in arts educational had positive impacts on the students’ academic, social, and emotional well-being.

Students at schools in the increased art group, showed a 3.6% drop in disciplinary issues, a 13% increase in standardized writing scores, and an 8% increase in their compassion for others. In addition, children showed improved school engagement and increased college aspirations.

The findings in this study provide strong evidence that education in the arts has positive impacts on children’s academic and social development. Art education makes schools a more enjoyable place to be, while empowering students and giving them a sense of purpose and ownership.

For more information about the Brooking’s study, click here.

 

Not Enough Art in Your Child’s School Curriculum?
Kidcreate Can Help!

Kidcreate Studio makes adding more art into your child’s education easy!  Register today for a weekly art class, camp or art workshop. Summer and no school day camps and classes also available.

 

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Kidcreate Studio is an art studio just for kids that offers children’s art classes, camps and art-themed birthday parties for children ages 18 months through 12 years. Making a mess is the best at Kidcreate!

Make a Difference, While Making a Great Living!

Open a Kidcreate Studio and use the power of art
to positively influence the lives of children.

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This Putty Is so Silly. . .

This Putty Is so Silly. . .


Do you remember playing with silly putty as a kid?

Stretching it out oh-so-long and then rolling it up in a ball. Squishing it through your fingers. The stuff was awesome!!!!

It’s probably no surprise to you that homemade silly putty is one of the kid’s favorite messy time projects at our studios. They LOVE it!

It only takes a few ingredients and is very easy to make. It’s a great no school day or rainy day activity. Give it a try . . .

Materials:   

Note: Recipe makes enough for 1 child.

  • 2 tablespoons of school glue
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid starch  (You can find liquid starch in the laundry detergent section of most grocery stores.)
  • Small disposable cup
  • Liquid watercolor or food coloring- any color  (Please note- liquid watercolor is best but if you don’t have it food coloring will work. Be aware that food coloring may stain the kids hands or anything else the silly putty touches.)
  • Glitter- optional, any color
  • Craft stick or twig to mix with
  • Small plastic bag
  • Newspaper to cover your work surface

 

Directions:

  1. Cover your work surface with newspaper.
  2. Pour 2 tablespoons of school glue into the cup.
  3. Pour 1 tablespoon of liquid starch into the same cup.
  4. Put 4 drops of liquid watercolor or food coloring (any color) into each cup. If you want, sprinkle a little glitter into the cup also.
  5. Time to mix. Use the craft stick (or twig) to mix the contents of the cup thoroughly.
  6. Viola! You have made silly putty. It’s time to play. Dump the silly putty out of the cup- squish it, squeeze it, and stretch it!
  7. When you are done playing, the silly putty can be stored in a plastic bag.
  8. Don’t forget to clean up!

 

Making a Mess is the Best!

 


Kidcreate Studio is an art studio just for kids that offers children’s art classes, camps and art-themed birthday parties for children ages 18 months through 12 years. Making a mess is the best at Kidcreate!

Make a Difference, While Making a Great Living!
Open a Kidcreate Studio and use the power of art
to positively influence the lives of children.
Click here to learn more about franchise opportunities with Kidcreate Studio.

 

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New Studio Opening 10/5 in Parker, CO

New Studio Opening 10/5 in Parker, CO

Kidcreate Studio- Parker, CO
Grand Opening Open House


Saturday, 10/5 – 10:00-1:00

19539 Hess Road
Unit 103
Parker, CO
303-731-6801


Please stop by and join us in celebrating the opening of our newest studio!

• FREE art activities during the open house.
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Register to win FREE art parties, camps and Family Memberships.
• Coupons for Mommy’s Time Off Classes, Birthday Parties and More. 

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE OPEN HOUSE >>>
Registration is not required, but would be greatly appreciated!

 


Making a Mess is the Best!

We can’t wait to show the kids of Colorado why
making a mess is the best at Kidcreate!


Click here to visit the
Kidcreate Studio- Parker website >>>
Rainy Day Art Projects

Rainy Day Art Projects

Is bad weather keeping your kids indoors?

Kidcreate to the rescue! Keep boredom at bay with these fun art projects.

 

Artist Inspired Projects . . . 

 

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!
(Claes Oldenburg and Wayne Theibaub)

Click here to go to blog post.

 

Escher Tessellations

Click here to go to blog post.

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Cassatt Monoprints

Click here to go to blog post.

 

Fireworks Reflection

Click here to go to blog post.

 

Action Painting (Jackson Pollock)

Click here to go to blog post.

 

Magnificent Monet

Click here to go to blog post.

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Messy Time Projects . . . 

Homemade Model Magic

Click here to go to blog post.

 This Putty is so Silly. . . Homemade Silly Putty

Click here to go to blog post.

Ice Cream in a Bag!
Make your own ice cream at home without an ice cream maker!

Click here to go to blog post.

  

Go Green!
Recycle Old, Dried Out Markers into Paint!

Click here to go to blog post.

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Kidcreate Studio is an art studio just for kids that offers children’s art classes, camps and art-themed birthday parties for children ages 18 months through 12 years. Making a mess is the best at Kidcreate!

Make a Difference, While Making a Great Living!

Open a Kidcreate Studio and use the power of art
to positively influence the lives of children.

Click here to learn more about franchise opportunities with Kidcreate Studio.

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Angry Birds Art Project

Angry Birds Art Project

We all know a child that LOVES to play Angry Birds, you might even love it too. We don’t blame you, it’s addicting! This game has found its way into television, movies, clothing and now ART. We combined two of our favorite things, Angry Birds and art, to make this fun scratch board Angry Birds masterpiece. This is another way for your child to show their favorite game a little love, in a creative way.

Scratch board art might seem like something you go purchase in the craft aisle but, with the easy steps below, you’ll find yourself making homemade scratch board art for every occasion!

 

What You Need:

  • Art paper
  • Craft sticks
  • Black paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Oil pastels or crayons- variety of colors (oil pastels are preferred)
  • Construction paper – variety of colors
  • School glue
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Miscellaneous craft items- feathers, crayons, googly eyes, etc.(optional)

 

Directions:

  1. Cover your work surface with newspaper.
  2. Color the entire piece of art paper with either your oil pastels or crayons. Oil pastels tend to work better for scratch board projects, but crayons will work too. Make sure there is no white left on the paper!
  3. With the construction paper, cut out 3 circles and/or triangles for the angry bird characters. These cut outs should be about the size of a child’s fist.
  4. With any additional craft items you have around or some construction paper, add any facial features you think the birds need. Use a glue stick to apply these details to the construction paper shapes.
  5. Go back to the art paper we colored earlier. Paint the entire piece of paper black. Make sure there is an even layer of paint over the entire sheet.
  6. Using a craft stick scratch a dot in the black paint where you want each bird to be. Continue to use the craft stick to scratch away the paint, making scratch lines that will trail behind each bird so it looks like they are soaring through the air!
  7. Carefully set your characters on the paint at the end of the 3 scratch lines. The birds should stick to the paint. If they do not stick, add some school glue.
  8. Set aside the project to dry and go make some space on the refrigerator because this is one you’ll want to display!!

 

Making a Mess Is the Best!

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Kidcreate Studio is an art studio franchise opportunity that offers children’s art classes, camps and art-themed birthday parties for children ages 18 months through 12 years. Making a mess is the best at Kidcreate!

Make a Difference, While Making a Great Living!

Open a Kidcreate Studio and use the power of art to positively
influence the lives of children.

Click here to learn more about art studio franchise opportunities with Kidcreate Studio.

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