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How To Build The World's Best Paper Airplanes Added on Mar 12, 2011 / Category : Misc / 17 Comments Show them you still have all the skills by helping the kids make these beauties. Learn how to make 12 great designs for the world's best paper planes and make them fly faster and longer. (source) If you like this article, Share it with the world: Learn to Draw Tutorials for Kids Print and enjoy our Learn to Draw Animals pages for kids of all ages. Kids can use our step by step... Here's a collection of our "learn to draw" activities for Spring. Children can follow...

World Cup for Kids Here are a few special World Cup colouring pages - perfect for colouring in during a football match... Print and fold these little booklets for each of the groups in this year's World Cup in Brazil.... For each group in this 2014 World Cup, we have a set of printable bookmarks: 4 colourful country... Each of our World Cup group kit printables details a simplified version of each team's home and... We created these "kit" worksheets during 2010 and they were hugely popular, so they are back again... 100 Excellent Art Therapy Exercises for Your Mind, Body, and Soul January 9th, 2011 Pablo Picasso once said, "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." It's no surprise, then, that many people around the world use art as a means to deal with stress, trauma and unhappiness – or to just find greater peace and meaning in their lives. If you're curious about what art therapy has to offer, you can try out some of these great solo exercises at home to help nurse your mind, body and soul back to health. If you like the experience, you can also seek out professional art therapy treatment in your area. Emotions

Beyond Chess: Go, Shatranj, and Xiangqi Advanced learners and chess go hand in hand. In the past, I’ve used chess to introduce systems, introduce depth and complexity, and discuss paradoxes. However, since so many of my students understand the basics of chess, I decided to expose them to some chess-like games from other cultures. Go Go is a great starting point because of its simplicity. Beyond Checkers Photo by Golden Ribbon Even the simplest game takes on interesting new twists when we alter the rules a bit. Earlier, we examined chess variants. Now let’s look at ways our students can modify checkers and turn this children’s game into something new to explore. Turkish Draughts Turkish Draughts offers a simple variation: pieces move horizontally and vertically rather than diagonally. Poems for Your Pocket Each year on national Poem in Your Pocket Day, the town of Charlottesville, Virginia, unites in a day-long celebration of poetry. The project is spearheaded by Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, whose staff recruit members of the community—students, senior citizens, local business owners, neighbors, and friends—to distribute poem scrolls throughout Charlottesville. Over 7,000 scrolls are distributed to a local hospital, a children’s museum, libraries, senior centers, nursing homes, and numerous small businesses in the downtown area. They also put together a street team that hands out poems along the Charlottesville pedestrian mall. According to library branch manager Wendy Saz, “The very best part of the project is seeing the way people immediately respond to poetry. People call the library to say how much their poem meant to them, personally.

Shading Techniques Applied: Shading a Portrait My latest course on shading explains how to create realistic lighting using Photoshop. The beautiful part is that the information taught in the course applies to any subject and any medium. The shading techniques course is more than a slick demo or a Photoshop tutorial. It’s core, fundamental principles and concepts of realistic light and shadow. In this article, I’ll demonstrate how to apply shading techniques to a portrait. Figure Quick Sketch – Torso Study This tutorial is an introduction to figure quick sketch drawing. Quick sketch is a name for short, gestural drawing from life or figure model. The poses can generally range from 1-5 minutes. Topics covered will be the fundamentals of gesture drawing, laying-in the figure and an introduction to the Reilly Method.