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]
Jul
10
2014

Bizarre Facts About The Way We See Colors

Top 5 Reasons Why Colors Are Absolutely Crazy We each probably think of colors as pretty simple. There's red, blue and green and the rest are made from those three right? Well... Our minds conceptions of colors are all crazy. We see such a spectrum of colors that we have only just begun to understand how our eyes see them. So, here at the blogsquad, we'd like to stop and appreciate all that our eyes do to see the world in such beauty and color and present 5 insane facts about the colors we see.  1. Everyone perceives color differently. I'm not just talking about the colorblind people who cant see the number in the circle either: We each... [More]
Mar
7
2013

Top 20 Celebrity Painters

  Celebrities who create art as well as sing, act and more! In researching for our previous post on celebrity art investors, we came across an amazing array of celebrities who not only collect art, but create it as well! We couldn't resist, and had to dedicate a post to some of these multi-faceted artists. Amongst celebrities, painting seems to be the preferred form of visual art, whether in oils, acrylics or watercolors. Certainly there seem to be more celebrity painters out there than sculptors or even photographers. What is it that is so attractive about painting, that these already-acclaimed artists should feel so drawn to it? As wit... [More]

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