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Art.com Goes To MOCHA

You may have read about it already, or seen it on social media, but Art.com loves MOCHA. Oakland’s Museum of Children’s Arts’ mission is a great one —to “ensure that the arts are a fundamental part of the lives of all children through hands-on art experiences, arts training and curriculum for educators, and advocacy for the arts.” We already helped support LEAP, MOCHA’s  hands-on, library-based after-school arts program, and brought you information on that…

Connecting Art + Kids In Oakland

Oakland’s Museum of Children’s Arts does more than help support the next generation of artists. They help kids express themselves through hands-on art experience, creating an avenue that leads lower-income children toward literacy, learning, and breaking through the achievement gap. We were saddened to find out that they’d lost funding for one of their most crucial programs: the Library Education and Art Program. LEAP partners with Oakland libraries, bringing arts education to local children at…

Why Science Tells Us To Create

Did you know that making art can make you smarter, happier, and more focused? It’s true: not only does playing with clay or doodling pictures of your dog result in some incredible artwork, the act of making can improve your life in several ways. From boosting the brain to mending your mood, you’ll be surprised what art can add to your human experience. Art is what drive us at Art.com, after all, and we’re passionate…

Six summer art activities for your kids before school begins

Summer break is wrapping up and soon it’ll be back to the books. And guess what: art helps kids succeed in school. According to PBS, when kids regularly participate in the arts, they’re much more likely to win academic awards and participate in math and science fairs. So before jumping back into school, here are some ideas to get their minds warmed up by thinking creatively with art. Participate in museum summer art activities…

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