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Feb 20

It’s Like Falling in Love

By Elaine Allen | Uncategorised

There’s a thought I have about working with different art materials: Some of them just make your heart beat a little bit faster. When you try them for the first time, it’s almost like falling in love. When I was a very little girl, I got my “start in art” quite by accident. I learned that the […]

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Dec 21

Yum! Edible Art

By Elaine Allen | Uncategorised

The title of the email I received from a student today said “Watercolor.”       Oooo, fun – I opened it right away!  This was the message inside: Elaine,I want to share with you what I have been doing with my watercolor lessons.  Of course it is food coloring!             […]

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Dec 20

Making Art IS Therapy

By Elaine Allen | Uncategorised

Although I’m not a “Therapist,” in my many years of teaching I’ve witnessed so many examples of souls laid bare from just making some art. Students will walk in the door burdened by their life circumstances, but once they are busily painting, sculpting, drawing or whatever we’re doing that day, they are smiling and the […]

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Dec 18

Beautiful and Elegant Paper Cranes

By Elaine Allen | Uncategorised

   Origami, the art of paper folding, was a favorite activity for my boys when they were young. We’d pour over the instructions and follow each step to intricately fold until we had a frog or bird or amazing airplane in our hands. I love paper art (a respectable collection of pop-up books is a testament to […]

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Sep 10

Creativity and the Brain!

By Elaine Allen | Uncategorised

Neuroscientists are studying exactly how our brain allows us to be creative – and this is a field that fascinates me! There’s still so much to learn, but one thing that has become clear is that creativity is a process and that it doesn’t originate in only one place in the brain. Antonio Damasio, a […]

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