hello 2016! and looking back on 2015

As we approach the end of the year, we want to thank you all for coming along with us on this journey in art and education.  Like last year, we are taking this opportunity to look back over our year of blog posts  – one each and every Friday – so 51 so far in 2015!

Here is our countdown of our 5 most popular posts of 2015:

  1. Welcome Alidis Vicente and Violet! January 9Alidis Vicente Messy Artist copy

Author Alidis Vicente premiered her newest book Violet at The Messy Artist with a special event. Ms. Vicente did a spirited book reading, after which we led the children in an art project related to the book.

  1. Hello winter trees resist project! April 3

A gorgeous project, with a step-by-step lesson plan and lots of photographs.process oriented art for children

  1. Hello Kelly! September 18

A lively interview with Kelly Heinze of Music and More with Kelly, where we learn about Kelly, music, and more!kellyheinze_1338337822_140

  1. Hello winter cards! December 4

Kids and parents alike love this project, created by stamping with sliver and white paint and using lots of glitter. These festive cards are perfect for winter.kids winter card project

  1. hello bird feeders!  June 2

This post features an edible project for our feathered friends made from fun materials. A special thank you to our local friends at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum for originally introducing us to a version of this idea years ago.north jersey kids art

Tell us what your favorite posts were – we’d love to know!

Best wishes for a wonderful 2016!  Keep checking back every Friday for posts about art, education, and more.


Author: hellokidsart

The Messy Artist is a special place to create art. We offer year-round art classes for children 18 months through adulthood. In addition to art classes from September through June, we offer summer art camp and Drop-In and Play art activities for kids between our regular sessions. Our bright, colorful studio is also the perfect place for a kid’s birthday party! The Messy Artist children’s art center was created and designed by Owner/Director Donna Bernstein, a professional educator and artist. The curriculum is inspired and guided by Donna’s teaching experience and research in child development, as well as her passion for art. At The Messy Artist, art lessons for kids entertain and enrich their brains, bodies, and hearts.

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