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Arty Articles


How Children's Drawing Develops

Here at Artful Dodgers we think child art is great. It offers us grownups a small peek into the world of our children and an opportunity to find out what is really important to them. And, by studying your children’s artwork you have the chance to look at the world from a different perspective – through the eyes of a child.


Art v Craft - Know the Difference!

There is a clear distinction between art and craft activities for children, each having its own physical outcomes and learning experiences. It’s a good practice to know the difference and refer to each activity correctly. Both give valuable experiences so, depending on the result you want, you need to decide which activity will be appropriate.

How to Teach Shapes at Halloween

Halloween gives children plenty of opportunity to practise painting or cutting out circles, triangles, squares and lines using the traditional Halloween colours of orange, green and black.

Art In The Open

Creating art from nature is an exciting way to spend the day. It’s an opportunity to stretch your imagination and to work really big using materials that are to hand. It’s also a great way to explore natural materials and discover nature. All the family can get involved finding materials and adding them to your piece.