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Lois Mailou Jones

Lois Mailou Jones

Lois Mailou Jones was a painter and art educator who created graphic, colorful paintings inspired by Haitian and African textiles and visual art.

All About Painting

Paint the day away! Read on for instructions on some techniques that will enhance your art making experience!
All About Painting
All About Scissors

All About Scissors

Scissors, snips, or shears? There are so many different ways to cut paper, fabric, and string! Scissors are a handy tool for trimming all kinds of materials to any shape you want.

All About Comics

Comics are stories told through a sequence of images. Today, you can see and read comics in newspapers, online, in comic books, and in longer books called graphic novels. Comics are composed of spreads, panels, frame breaks, splash pages, speech bubbles, and more! Read on to discover how to tell a story with your comic.
All About Comics
Colored Pencils

All About Colored Pencils

Colored pencils have lead made from pressed pigments. They can be used to draw fine lines, shade large areas, and create all different kinds of marks from crosshatching to stippling.

All About Color Blending

Try blending colors to create a spectrum of effects! Add white to make your color lighter, black to make it darker, or another color to create something entirely new. Color blending works with all kinds of materials, wet and dry! For more color blending ideas, check out the Kid Made Modern book!
All About Color Blending Arts and Crafts Tips for Kids
Mary + Russel Wright

Mary + Russel Wright

Mary and Russel Wright were a couple who worked as a team to form their home accessories design business. They designed dinnerware, furniture and other household products. They rethought how pottery was seen, using thick shiny glazes in beautiful earthy colors. Their goal was to make beautiful, useful, and affordable household pieces that were available to everyone.

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder is known as the originator of the mobile, which are like giant drawings that move. He also used metal wire to make flat sculptures. One of his most beloved works is Calder’s Circus, a miniature theater piece he constructed of wire and a variety of found materials. What can you make simply using an assortment of wire?
Alexander Calder
Ray + Charles Eames

Ray + Charles Eames

Ray and Charles Eames were a husband and wife design team known for their innovative contributions to the development of modern architecture and furniture. They also made short films as a way to experiment and explore their creative ideas, designed showrooms, and invented toys. Through their work, they demonstrated how good design can fulfill practical needs while also bringing pleasure to people’s lives.

Alvin Lustig

Alvin Lustig was a graphic designer who conveyed a ton with small gestures, perfect type, and great flair. He used whimsical shapes and colors in his designs for virtually all the design disciplines, including book covers, magazines, advertisements, and office spaces. His work forms the basis for a great many contemporary book jacket designs that use fragmented images, photo-illustration, minimal typography, and rebus-like compositions.

Alvin Lustig