Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday's: Young at Heart

Hey crafting lovers! We know you can't get enough tutorials, event updates and other fun crafting info, but you guys aren't the only ones. When it comes to creativity, kids are old pros at this game.

Some of my own favorite memories growing up are of arts classes, with their endless supplies of crayons, glue, paper mache, glitter, pens, paint, beads and so much more. I genuinely enjoyed the few hours I had each week in school where I was given a the chance to work on something that had no wrong answers, only options. I was given freedom in the form of a paintbrush and a sewing machine.

It's a sad truth that kids get fewer and fewer of these kinds of opportunities. As budgeting for education continues to suffer, many of the creative outlets that we remember having as children are being cut. In a time when we are witnessing so much ambitious creative growth all around us, it seems a shame to not include our younger counterparts.

Why are the arts so important people of all ages? Crafting provides a hands on opportunity to challenge oneself and to lean about how things work. We develop better motor skills, the ability for abstract thought and we gain confidence. But most importantly, crafting, or making any kind of art, is FUN! It allows us the chance to let ourselves enjoy the moment, let go and be a kid.

With that said, Monday's weekly addition to EBAC with be dedicated to anyone who is young or young at heart, featuring:
  • local young artists
  • kid friendly craft tutorials (fun at any age!)
  • updates on youth related art events

How to make your own secret message in a puzzle.
If you have any suggestions or comments please let me know. I would love to hear from you.


  1. The time for the Going Fishing workshops are 9:00am-3:30pm daily, April 18-22. The cost for the entire workshop is $90.

  2. So true, I'm glad this info will be getting out for the young ones in our lives.


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