3 Simple Christmas Craft Ideas for Children

Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year. And alongside wearing fuzzy jumpers, drinking hot chocolate, seeing the sparkly lights, and enjoying all the best food, there are all the amazing Christmas arts and crafts to be made! Crafting is a fun and cozy activity that brings with it memories and traditions, […]

The Importance of Art for Self Expression

Art is a powerful medium for children to express themselves and explore their emotions. Through the arts, children learn the fundamental process of discovering and imagining, originating and problem solving, thinking and creating. By offering them the opportunity to create art, it gives a means to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a way […]

Budget Friendly Crafts: Paper Mache Bowls

Papier-mâché, also known as paper mache, is a fun and simple activity for kids. You don’t need many materials, and chances are you have everything you need at home already. All you need is water, flour, paper, balloons, and your imagination! Not only is it easy and inexpensive, but paper mache is also surprisingly strong […]

The Importance of Bad Art

In this blog post I wanted to explore the idea that art has to be perfect in order to be valid. Sometimes society has made it feel like being a good artist is just a natural-born thing, where you either have it or you don’t. You are either a creative person or you are not. […]

The Benefits of Art for Children

We all know children love to get messy, right? And there certainly cannot be anything better than playing with brightly coloured pots of paint, splashed, splattered and sprinkled with gallons of glue and glitter! Arts & crafts have always been an especially fun activity for children of all ages, great for making friendships through shared […]

Healing and Being Creative Through Art

Creativity is a great way to cope with stress, and in these challenging times I believe we can look to art and creativity as a way to express difficult emotions and restore a sense of calm. Artists are sensitive to the change in season and other people’s emotions, and over the years I have often […]

Boost Your Child’s Brain Power with Art

As wonderful as art is on its own merit, as a creative and beautiful activity to be explored and enjoyed by all ages, it’s also important to remember that art practice and education can play a pivotal role in a child’s development. By practicing and creating art, children can develop a myriad of skills, such […]

Golden Art – My Work

Usually I try and keep the focus here on my classes – which are of course incredibly important to me! But I’m also a practicing artist, and I know many of you are curious about both my art, and the life of an artist. So, in this blog, I’m going to tell you a little […]

The Benefits Of Doing Art for Teenagers

We’ve often touched on some of the benefits that taking art classes and developing an interest in art can have for children, but this is also something universal, as children of all ages can benefit from flexing their creative muscles! And so in this post we’re going to look in a little more detail at […]

Two Fun Outdoor Summer Art Activities

It’s great to be able to take advantage of the warmer weather and spend more time outdoors. And there are so many fun activities to be had, especially when it comes to art! So here are just a couple of art projects that are perfect for summer, and that anyone can have fun doing. Splatter […]