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What Makes Art So Compelling? Is it one particular element of a combination of many?

What Makes Art So Compelling? Is it one particular element or a combination of many? - El Castillo's 'The Panel of Hands' is believed to be 40,800 years old, but signs of artistic behaviour in human beings stretch back farther than that. www.thriveglobal.com

Funny Faces - Teaching English through Art

Funny Faces:Teaching English through Art- Yes, I teach art. And Yes, I teach in English. The Problem! My students don't understand me! www.schoolartdigital.com

This World War II Hero's Art Said What Words Couldn't

This World War II Hero's Art Said What Words Couldn't - As the gray dawn spread over the coast of Normandy on June 6, 1944, revealing the legions of Allied ships...www.nytimes.com

The Science of Drawing and Memory

The Science of Drawing and Memory- It's long been known that drawing something helps a person remember it. www.edutopia.org

Why The Arts Are The Great Unappreciated Engine Of The U.S. Economy

Why The Arts Are The Great Unappreciated Engine Of The U.S. Economy- Today and yesterday two documents were released by the federal government that should make us ask if we have our priorities straight. www.forbes.com

Using Arts Education to Help Other Lessons Stick

Using Arts Education to Help other Lessons Stick- The arts can be a source of joy in a child's day, and also come in handy for memorizing times tables. www.nytimes.com

4 tips on teaching emotional, social skills through craft

4 tips on teaching emotional,social skills through craft: Teaching kids social and emotional skills is getting renewed attention, and arts and crafts are a good way to do that, at home as well as at school. www.tuscon.com

 

Why Art Therapy, Coloring Books & Creating Stuff Reduces Stress

Why Art Therapy, Coloring Books & Creating Stuff Reduces Stress - Around 2015 or so, adult coloring books arrived on the Amazon bestseller list, and haven’t left since. The response was polarizing: Kate Middleton was reportedly a fan at one point, but Quartz dubbed them America’s “cry for help.” Forbes called them the “dark horse of publishing” that year. Regardless of how you feel about coloring books for those past grade school, studies have proven that they do help some de-stress at the end of the day, highlighting an oft-forgotten means of stress relief: creating art. refinery29.com

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