Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Has your military family visited a Blue Star Museum?

From Blue Star Families:

Let’s celebrate art as a thank you to the National Endowment for the Arts and the more than 800 museums participating in the Blue Star Museums program. They’ve given military families the gift of art, now let’s show them how much that means to us.

Enter our contest and send us artwork about your visit to a Blue Star Museum or artwork that is inspired by the Blue Star Museum program – winners receive a $500, $250 or $100 savings bond!

The contest is open to military children ages 3 to 17. What is a military child? Any child who has a parent or sibling (including step-parents and siblings) serving on active duty, in the reserves or in the National Guard.

Here’s How To Enter:

  1. Become a member of Blue Star Families at www.BlueStarFam.org.
  2. Email us your child’s artwork with short description/story of your experience tomuseums@bluestarfam.org.
    • Include your name, email and phone number, as well as your child’s name and age
    • PDF and JPG files accepted, the higher the resolution the better.
    • Have your child’s entry to us no later than 11:59pm EST on September 12, 2010.

details here: Blue Star Families Art Contest

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Here’s a drawing contest for kids 12 and under.

Each month, the RoseyToys.com staff will pick five pictures to display in our drawing contest. From there on, it’s up to the viewers.

Votes are sent in from around the globe. If you are the lucky winner, your picture is posted at the front of our Drawing Contest page for one month where everyone can see it. After that, it’s on to “The Hall Of Fame” where your picture stays for the remainder of the year.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners each month as follows:

First Place: $25 RoseyToys.com Gift Certificate
Second Place: $15 RoseyToys.com Gift Certificate
Third Place: $10 RoseyToys.com Gift Certificate

Each gift certificate will be valid for one year from the date of issuance and the gift certificate will be emailed to the parent or guardian of the winning child.

Here’s the link:  RoseyToys.com Drawing Contest

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Calling all kids and teens, ages 5-17!  Do you have a dream for your amazing future?  Do you want to tell the world about it and get help launching your dream?

Design a tee-shirt and write a short essay about your dream for the future.

Deadline May 15, 2010

Launch my Dream! contest

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World of Escher Contest

Tessellation is the combination of mathematics and artistic ability. Submit your original artwork using the symmetry art works of M.C. Escher as a model. You could win M.C. Escher prizes and a place for your artwork in the “Hall of Fame”! Artwork must be done in watercolor, color pencils, pen & ink, marker, or computer-generated. (You can come to the site to vote for current entries in the running.)  This website runs contests regularly. Current contest ends May 31, 2010.

Tessellation Contest

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The Cranbrook Academy for the Arts in Bloomfield, MI offers three three-week sessions for young artists aged 13-18.  Sessions take place Monday through Firday from 9:30-3:30, but boarding is available.  Students can attend one, two, or all three sessions.

Cranbrook Summer Art Institute

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Perspective is a technique artists use to depict distance and three-dimensional depth on the two-dimensional surface of their paintings.

If you look down a straight road, you will notice the road gets narrower and smaller until it finally disappears.  This point at the end of the road is called the vanishing point.  It has been used in art, since the 1400’s in Florence, Italy, when artists realized this added realism to their paintings.

Members of the YAAGroup will find instruction on drawing perspective and projects to work on to improve your artisitc skills.  http://www.yaagroup.org/join.htm

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There are lots of opportunities for young writers and artists who want to be published.

The markets page in the www.YAAGroup.org members page has been updated with several new markets.

Here’s information on one:



Full color quarterly magazine of writing and art created by children in the elementary grades.  Magic Dragon is published by the Association for Encouragement of Children’s Creativity.

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Wesleyan College in Connecticut offers a five week summer camp called the Center for Creative Youth.  Offering programs for both creative writing and the visual arts, the camp is available for high school students.

Center for Creative Youth

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Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA offers a seven week summer arts program.  Available for rising juniors and seniors, it runs from June 26-August 6, 2010.  Advanced Placement credit is an option.

Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Program

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They are looking for the very best material by students (ages
8–16). Material may include cartoons, songs, stories between
500 and 1200 words, puzzles, photographs, artwork, games,
editorials, poetry, and plays, as well as any other creative
work that can fit in the pages of the magazine. Students
submitting accepted material will receive a free copy of the
Creative Kids issue in which their work appears. Creative Kids
reserves the right to edit submissions.


If you like to write and want to write better, visit www.YAAGroup.org and think about joining.

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