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Tweet Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. – Pablo Picasso Two of my favorite types of programs to offer at the library are science and art programs. Many times … Continue reading

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Sculpting with wire

Wire sculptures & mobiles a la Alexander (Sandy) Calder at a recent Picture This program @westervlibrary.

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Painting with Scissors

Picture This: Painting with Scissors a la Henri Matisse

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Boogie Woogie art a la Piet Mondrian

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I used Wouter van Reek’s Coppernickel Goes Mondrian (from the marvelous Enchanted Lion books!) to introduce the art of Piet Mondrian for this week’s Picture This at Westerville Public Library. We talked about how Mondrian was influenced by Picasso and Cubism (last … Continue reading

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The Stuff of Dreams: Surrealism & Magritte

Magritte’s Marvelous Hat by D.B. Johnson is a wonder – just look at the illustrations and then at Magritte’s work … so many aha moments! And the kids really responded to Magritte – such creativity! Picture This: Fine Art Edition, … Continue reading

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Self Portraits with Frida Kahlo & Chuck Close

At the first Picture This program of the summer, we studied Chuck Close’s grids & Frida Kahlo’s emotions.(with @Rebecca_Oneil). Picture This is for children entering grades 3-5 in the fall. We introduce children’s books and then make art in the … Continue reading

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Monet’s Palette

Claude Monet’s palette at the Musee Marmottan, Paris. what a wonderful thing to exist. Beautiful object.

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Henri’s Scissors

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chrquietly: An extraordinary exhibit of Matisse opens at The Tate in Great Britain in April featuring 120 of his “cutouts” from collections around the world. I was drooling enviously and then read it will at MOMA in New York October 2014 through … Continue reading

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Starry Night storytime

the-library-lady: I used extra crafts from today to make a DIY story time.

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Monuments Men

archivesofamericanart: Just another day in the mines for the Monuments Men – archivist and co-curator of our Monuments Men exhibit Rihoko Ueno answers all your burning questions about the mines where the Nazis stored their looted art in this blog … Continue reading

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