We had Thom Lessner paint this thing for Elsa's birthday party.
The Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council has a sweet new website.
The Walker Art Center was the first art museum in the country to devote full-time staff (Christi and Witt) to working with and building teen audiences. Since 1994, Walker Teen Programs has been connecting kids to art and artists. Past workshops have brought in Barry McGee, Julie Mehretu, Harrell Fletcher, Shepherd Fairey, Sam Durant, Glenn Ligon, Robin Rhode and Cheryl Dunye. WACTAC also puts on teen art exhibitions. They have five-week workshops with sound artists that result in sick A/V battles. They collaborate on amazing events like Brother and Sister's (!) March of Madness, an all-day secret battle of the bands and scavenger hunt. If you've got a teenager anywhere near Minneapolis, you should get them involved.
Etsy seller Owly Shadow Puppets is "a chicago artist that owns a laser-cutter." Andrea Everman makes owls, mermaids, yetis, seamonsters, bats and these awesome dinosaurs. They have strings rigged up on the back so you can move the arms and heads. They're only $10.50 each, so get 'em while you can.
She has lesson plans for teachers on her website. And she teached puppetry classes and script-writing workshops at 826 Chicago.
eBay: Vintage Tin Litho Dollhouse Rare Spinning Doll House
This Eagle Toys Panarama Doll House (on casters) is "all set up". Opening bid has been placed at $49.99 plus $45 shipping to the US. Auction ends Thursday, October 18. Update: bluetickblue won the auction for $115.50!
Previously: Rotating, original Modern glass and wood Doll House
Renate Müller's leather and jute animals were designed in the early 1970s for H. Josef Leven, a manufacturer of therapeutic and developmental toys for the disabled. Success was short lived, the parent company was nationalized and rights to the toys were lost. In 1991 Renate Müller regained control of the rights to her own designs. Since then, she's been running a bed and breakfast and filling orders for animals and toys for therapeutic zoos — mainly for kindergartens and hospitals in (surprise) Japan.
Photos from R 20th Century, who manage to get their hands on the good stuff faster than you can say "buy-it-now".
E... Elephant in a zoo
F... Fire escapes
G... Garbage can
I... Ice cream wagon
J... Junk pile
K... Key in a keyhole
M... Mailbox on the corner
O... Outdoor art show
P... People going places
Q... Quacking duck in a pond in a park
S... Sign that tells you what to do
U... Umbrellas on a rainy day
V... Vending machine
X... X on a clock
Y... broken Yo-Yo on a nail
Z... Zigzag outline of the rooftops
The final number from Maurice Sendak's 1975 TV special Really Rosie. Music composed and performed by Carole King. Based on Sendak's "Nutshell Library" series of books.
Watch Chicken Soup with Rice on youtube. Buy Where the Wild Things Are (and Other Stories) DVD at amazon. Try to buy the books at your Local Book Shop.