Jan
24
2015

Adding Art Into Other School Subjects Makes Learning More Fun

Art is Important as a School Subject, but Can It be a Teaching Tool too?   Although many schools cut arts first in their search to slash budgets because of the expense of art supplies (the answer is that they aren't shopping at Jerry's where all the deals are), recent studies have shown that exposure to art can help students grow academically. So in response to cutting art class budgets, many teachers are integrating art into other subjects to help students learn. Not only have they found that teaching with art helps students raise their academic grades, but it can also boost self-confidence, creativity and school spirit.  So far, ... [More]
Nov
11
2014

Happy Birthday Paul Signac

This French Painter who helped develop Pointillism would be 151 today   Born in Paris on November 11th, 1863, this Neo-Impressionist painter came into the world with a mission to pursue a career as a painter. Inspired by an exhibit of Claude Monet's paintings, Paul Signac sailed around the great coasts of Europe painting impressionistic landscapes along the way. In 1884, Signac met Georges Seurat and was inspired by him to take a systematic approach to the impressionistic style he had been taken with in Monet's work. Although he experimented with a variety of media including etchings, lithographs and pen and ink sketches, his true artist... [More]
Nov
4
2014

Top 5 Reasons Why Fall is the Best Time to Make Art

Let's Make a Case for Fall! We at Jerry's Artarama get pretty excited this time of year. Art lovers across the country should know that Fall is the best time for Art. Outside, a crisp breeze is blowing and the leaves are turning the best colors. For of each of us, it's time for us to get excited as artists, because as we all know, Fall is the best time for art!    1. No Sweat on your Palette   Right now is the perfect time to get outdoors and paint en Plein Air. For once you don't have to worry about the heat and you can paint without the sun being too bright, the air being too cold like in Winter and the air is crisp unlike i... [More]

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