Art Workshop for Children Blog Tour 2016

Blog tour kickoff for Art Workshop for Children by Bar Rucci

To say that I am excited for this blog tour kickoff would be an understatement. I am over the moon ecstatic!!!! I’ve been planning this tour for months, and today is the kickoff day. Get ready to learn about what’s inside my book, and meet 26 incredible bloggers who are not only talented, but also generous and kind and supportive. I honestly am getting goosebumps writing this, because I feel so incredibly grateful to have this amazing global community whom I can call my friends.

Let me tell you a little bit about each one of them, and then you can click over to their blogs / Instagram / Facebook / Pinterest pages to gather lots of brilliant inspiration.

* Note: I will come back each day to add new links so check back frequently!

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October 15

TinkerLab: Open-ended discovery and experimentation for mini-makers and inventors (San Francisco)

Read Rachelle’s post and see her interpretation of Workshop #1: Simple Frame Paintings

Follow Tinkerlab on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube

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October 17

The Artful Parent: Simple ways to fill your family’s life with art and creativity (Asheville, North Carolina)

Read Jean’s post and see her interpretation of Workshop #17: Cardboard Portraits (and Book Giveaway!)

Follow Jean on Facebook, InstagramPinterest, and YouTube

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October 19

Nurture Store: Child-led creative learning ideas with a multi-sensory approach (United Kingdom)

Read Cathy’s post and see her interpretation of Workshop #16: Easy Monoprint Project for Children

Follow Cathy on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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October 21

Homegrown Friends: Growing young hearts, minds, and bodies through activities that focus on the whole child (Connecticut)

Read Meredith’s post and see her interpretation of Workshop #2: Collaborative Muffin Tin Print Art

Follow Meredith on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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October 23

Mama.Papa.Bubba: Childhood adventures of playing, cooking, crafting, and traveling (Vancouver, Canada)

Read Jen’s post and see her interpretation of Workshop #27: Cardboard Cake

Follow Jen on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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October 25

Handmakery: Nurturing the visual arts through enrichment programs for children and young adults (Colorado)

Read Ami’s post and see her interpretation of Workshops #8 and #27: Art Bar Dessert Party: Cakes & Doughnuts

Follow Ami on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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October 27

The Heart of Mine: Inspiring DIYs, kids crafts, recipes for good food, and stories about real life (Minnesota)

Follow Amy on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube

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October 29

Picklebums: Once a preschool teacher, now she has ten acres of weeks, four kids, a messy kitchen, and an obsession with printables (Australia)

Read Kate’s post and see her interpretation of Workshop #9: Colour Mixing: What Kids Learn from this Simple Activity

Follow Kate on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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November 1

Beehive ArtExposing kids to the sheer joy of creative and artistic expression without limits or boundaries (Massachusetts) 

Read Kim’s post and see her interpretation of Workshop #18: Wooden Acorn Bead Mobiles

Follow Kim on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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November 3

Wee Warhols: Process art for children to help develop find motor skills, expand creativity, and promote self-esteem (Austin, Texas)

Read Amber’s post and see her interpretation of Workshop #17: Cardboard Collage Faces

Follow Amber on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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November 5

Teach Make Create: An inspiring resource for educators who enjoy teaching through artful experiences (Australia)

Read about their interpretation of Workshop #25: Paper Roll Tree

Follow Clare and Analie on Facebook and Instagram

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November 7

The Craft Train: Using your imagination to make crafts and DIY toys for and with kids (Australia)

Read Kate’s post and see her interpretation of Workshop #25: Paper Roll Tree Collaborative Art Project

Follow Kate on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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November 9

The Art Pantry: A design studio specializing in children’s creative play spaces (San Francisco)

Read Megan’s post and see her interpretation of Workshop #6: Self-Portraits

Follow Megan on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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November 10

Oh Creative Day: A mama and a teacher celebrating her perfectly imperfect attempts at living a creative life (Australia)

Read Shannon’s post and see her interpretation of a few different workshops: Art Workshop for Children

Follow Shannon on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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November 11

Small Hands Big Art: Providing children with the artistic freedom to make their own choices and work at their own pace (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Read Jennifer’s post and see her interpretation of Workshop #18: Wooden Bead Mobile

Follow Jennifer on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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November 13

Toddler Approved: A resource for parents and teachers of young children that helps foster a love of learning (California)

Read Kristan’s post and see her interpretation of Workshop #2: Spread Kindness with Muffin Tin Print Art

Follow Kristina on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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November 15

Purple Twig: Focusing on the process and exploration of materials to help kids use their imagination and articulate their ideas (Los Angeles)

Read Samara’s post and see photos of how she made an art cart for her home: Making an Art Cart

Follow Samara on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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November 17

Handmade Kids Art: Connect with your child through hands-on learning and problem-solving with STEAM activities (Little Rock, Arkansas)

Read Jamie’s post and see her interpretation of Workshop #27: Cardboard Cake

Follow Jamie on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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November 18

Handy with Scissors: Mum of two on a mission to inspire big and mimi makers to dig deep into their recycling bins and give junk a chance. (Sydney, Australia)

Read Susie’s post and see photos of her interpretation of Workshop #26: Art City

Follow Susie on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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November 19

A Crafty Living: Arts, crafts, and activities for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers (Sydney, Australia)

Read Olivia’s post and see her interpretations of Workshop #9: Color Mixing with Wooden Spoons

Follow Olivia on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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November 21

Flash Bugs Studio: Using art as a tool to teach children how to explore, process, and create meaning in their own lives (Chicago)

Read Marina’s post and see her interpretation of Workshop #20: Christmas Tree Mobiles

Follow Marina on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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November 28

Lemon Lime Adventures: A homeschooling family hoping to inspire inquiry-based, out-of-the-box thinking through play (Illinois)

Follow Dayna on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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November 29

Sugar Aunts: Sweet ideas for therapists, parents, and aunts (Pittsburgh)

Read Colleen’s post and see her interpretation of Workshop #5:  Creative Lacing Cards and Fine Motor Skills

Follow Colleen on Facebook, Intagram, and Pinterest

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November 30

Pink Stripey Socks: Creativity with kids through arts and crafts (Santa Barbara, California)

Read Lesli’s post and see how she made this Birthday Banner

Follow Leslie on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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December 2

Hatch Art Studio: A space to make art, develop creative thinking, spark curiosity, and use your imagination (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Shannon did Workshop #7 with your art class kids. See her photos on IG here and here. Love them so much!!

Follow Shannon on Facebook and Instagram

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December 4

Left Brain Craft Brain: Inspiring young engineers, one craft at a time (San Francisco)

Anne made some fun gift bags to use for the holidays (in which she inserted my book!): Holiday Gift Bags

Follow Anne on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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December 6

CutOuts Kids: Make, play, sing. (California)

Read Julia’s post and see her interpretation of Workshop #18: Holiday Wooden Bead Mobile

Follow Julia on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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December 8

Collage Collage: Art studio for children, sharing art, craft, books, and creative ideas for everyone. (Vancouver, Canada)

Read Erin’s wonderful review of my book: Art Workshop for Children

Follow Erin on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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December 10

Babble Dabble Do: Nurture your child’s creative process through magical, easy projects families can do together. (Los Angeles)

Read Ana’s post and see her interpretation of Workshop #2: Process Art Idea – Muffin Tin Prints

Follow Ana on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube

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December 12

Willowday: From our home, where the sea meets the city – come create with us! (Sweden)

Read Gina’s post and see her twist on Workshop #2, and how she captured these incredible photos during the dark Swedish winter days: DIY Snowball Print Wrapping Paper

Follow Gina on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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Phew! Can you believe this lineup? Please come back every other day for the next two months and visit a new blogger. Let’s continue to build our maker community!

xo, Bar