Art and Creativity

Art is important for children especially during their early development. Research shows that art activities develop brain capacity in early childhood; in other words, art is good brain food! Art engages children’s senses in open-ended play and develops cognitive, social-emotional and multi-sensory skills. As children progress into elementary school and beyond, art continues to provide opportunities for brain development, mastery, self esteem and creativity.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

More Paper Quilts!

Here's a great application of the Paper Quilt idea, posted previously on May 14th. Kimberly Elliott and Beth Hart adapted this idea for an afterschool conference in Northern California Here's their note along with photos:

"First, I want to say thanks for the coffee filter quilt idea - we used it at our after school conference with huge success! We ended making two beautiful cloth quilts (5'x 5' each), which we raffled off to the participants for their after school sites. And we also raffled off two quilt making kits with all the supplies needed. We used bingo bottle markers for the Liquid Watercolor(tm) application - easy and organized!"

Any questions about these colorful collaborations? Contact Kimberly Elliott, MLA at


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