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Get in the ART ZONE at Cordovan Art School this Spring and Summer!

Cordovan art camps
Time to register for spring and summer camps!

Celebrate Spring and Summer this year at Cordovan Art School's “ART ZONE” at the award winning BEST CREATIVE ART CAMPS in the greater Austin Area!
By Birgit Sund on February 18, 2022

Stop! Don't Throw Out Those Crayons! How To Recycle Used Crayons And Help Schools In Need

Crayon Collection

The non-profit Crayon Collection is giving us another meaning to the back-to-school shopping season. By providing a resource for teachers, students, and communities to collect, contribute, or receive gently used crayons from restaurants and schools, Crayon Collection puts them into the hands of vulnerable children from low socio-economic backgrounds and at-risk environments across the world.

Read how you can help make a difference.
By Birgit Sund on August 23, 2021

Virtual Performing Arts Classes With ZACH Theatre

Zach Theatre virtual lessons
The show must go on – and it will!

While Austin’s beloved ZACH Theatre doesn’t offer any in-person performing arts classes and camps at the moment, kids and adults alike still have the opportunity to explore the world of acting, singing, dancing, role-playing, and story-telling.  

Starting the week of October 19th, ZACH Theatre offers interactive virtual classes for kids K-12. Classes take place once a week, in the morning or in the afternoon. Students can choose from a variety of disciplines. Free sample classes available.

Read on for details.
By Birgit Sund on October 5, 2020

Wanted: Children's Drawings and Letters

Drawings Nursing Homes
As we all know, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and assisted living communities have been hit extra hard by our current health crisis. As per the CDC, “Given their congregate nature and resident population served (e.g., older adults often with underlying chronic medical conditions), nursing home populations are at high risk of being affected by respiratory pathogens like COVID-19.” However, not only are they particularly vulnerable when it comes to their health, they’re also hit extra hard with isolation.

Many residents haven’t received in-person visits from family and friends since March, as most facilities limit community entry to essential visitors only (those necessary for resident care and community operations) and don’t allow in-house social visits, public events or outings.

In addition – and that is an ongoing situation and not specific to COVID-19 – some residents may not have family and friends close by or may not have visitors at all. 

We therefore invite families in and around Austin to join us in bringing a smile to many sad faces, and this is how.

By Birgit Sund on June 13, 2020

Online, Interactive Film Classes with Squishy Banana Studios

Squishy Banana Studios
Obviously, this is a difficult time for everybody and many local businesses are getting hit extremely hard. We therefore want to use our little platform and help in any way we can.

We asked local businesses to let us know of any products, services, or activities they're currently offering, that can help Austin families keep their kids busy and make this time as enjoyable as possible for their kids and their whole family. In the coming days, we will be introducing those offers on our blog. Sign up for our newsletter, so you don't miss any of these awesome deals.

Read about Squishy Banana Studios' online, interactive film classes.
By Birgit Sund on April 1, 2020

Fun Art and Writing Contests for Texas Students of All Ages


Does your child like to draw or to write? Here are some fun contests Texas students of all ages can show off their art or writing talent at.

The deadlines are approaching, so better get them going!
By Birgit Sund on February 3, 2020

German Christmas Traditions And How To Prepare For Christmas The German Way


Christmas is the most important and most celebrated holiday in Germany and is very much enjoyed by children and parents alike. However, the Holiday season and pretty much the entire month of December (even the last week of November) demands a lot from parents in Germany. Preparing for the festivities is very time consuming and due to extreme sugar consumption you’ll see more kids bouncing off the walls and driving their parents insane than in any other month – as the following Christmas traditions will attest.

By Birgit Sund on December 5, 2019

ArtBarnATX Art Summer Camps & Kids, Teens & Adults Birthday Parties

ArtBarn Summer Camps

Allow your kiddos to explore their creative side this summer! 

ArtBarnATX, an open, naturally-lit creative space nestled in the hills above Lake Travis with plenty of room for any project, offers fun summer camps and a great place to celebrate your child's birthday party. Read on for details.
By Birgit Sund on April 2, 2019

Hopscotch: Light and Sound - Explore Surreal Surroundings In A Playful Manner [Giveaway]


Have you always wanted to be part of a piece of art? Here's your chance!

Explore different exhibit with colorful design elements from LED lights to live videos and music. Every art activation within the project requires participation from guests to explore the surreal surroundings in a playful manner.

Read on fore details and to enter our giveaway for a chance to win four free admission tickets.
By Birgit Sund on February 8, 2019

ArtBarnATX - A Creative Outlet For Kids In And Around Austin


As Pablo Picasso once said "Every child is an artist". Let ArtBarnATX help your children bring out the artist in them! Fun and laughter guaranteed! Find out more about ArtBarnATX' camps, Kids Night Out, ceramics, splatter paint birthday parties & more.
By Birgit Sund on January 28, 2019

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