Toilet Paper Roll Portraits

In light of everything going on, we were feeling inspired by Junior Fritz Jacquet Fun Fact: Fritz Jacquet uses toilet paper rolls only to create his expressive portraits!!! He then covers them with shellac, a type of resin, to give them their finish!  Work by Junior Fritz Jacquet and photography...

Is My Child A Good Artist?

As art educators, we often get asked by parents and caregivers to comment on the artistic capability of their child. Time and time again, we hear questions like, ‘how are my child’s drawings compared to the other kids’? ‘Why won’t my child draw more realistically?’ ‘Is my child a good...

What to Do With All That Artwork Your Child Brings Home From Art Class

All of us teachers have seen the look on parents' faces, when at the end of a long camp/class day (or week, or session!) your young blooming artist proudly hands you a HUGE bag of their artwork. Of course you're proud, but you're also thinking, "what am I going to...

How To Talk To Kids About Their Art

After a class at Philly Art Center, your child has done a whole lot of creating! Now is the time to chat about their art and art-making process. It can often be difficult to figure out how to start or continue a conversation with your child about their art. While some...