Young Curators Design Adult Show for Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST)

The 4 young curators from the Arts Academy at Benj Rush, Parkway Center City, and CCP had a wonderful time on Saturday assessing and they reviewed the Call for Entries that Fresh Artists issued to all artists in Scotts Mill and held each submission up to the guidelines of the title, “Playfulness." Then they staged them on the Alley Gallery walls.

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Our Newest Program - Fresh Flowers

Fresh Artists is proud to announce our newest program, Fresh Flowers, is in development and will be available to public school art teachers in the coming months. This exciting STEAM program revolves around Flowers and Pollinators and is an interdisciplinary program bridging Art and Science.

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Join Us for Fresh Artists' 2020 Cool Jobs Preview PARTY

Cool Jobs is a ground-breaking program introducing almost 600 public school 6th and 7th graders to jobs in art and design by meeting successful working professionals. The Preview Party is a grown-up sneak peek at who the kids will meet the next three days – Hang out with acclaimed graffiti painter and brilliant typographer, GlossBlack, lick icing with Cake Life - pastry chefs from Fishtown who crafted Beyonce’s birthday cake, play puppeteer with Saturday Night Live’s prop designers, Monkey Boys Productions, and so much more! A fun fundraiser!

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Benny the Bacteria: using art to dispel fear

”Bird Flu.” “Swine Flu.” Back in 2011, these words struck terror in the hearts of school administrators, and other public institutions, nationwide. One art teacher had the perfect remedy: ART!

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Small designers working for small business

Fresh Artists Design Lab kids worked with a small business client, Christina Kazakia, inventor of Stick-lets, an award-winning creative toy designer, to help her create additional products for her line of building toys - and encourage people to "Shop Small" on on the Stick-lets web store.

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José had a cool job this summer!

Amazing things can happen when the right person (or people) cross your path. Just ask José.

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Fresh Artists brings children’s inside art OUT!

Fresh Artists is transforming the façades of aging, grimy, public school buildings with an inventive new program.

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Cool Jobs Expo hit by freaky snowstorm; will be reprised Oct 2, 3, and 4!

Day #1 of Cool Jobs ‘18, was Tuesday, March 20th, and marked the first day of spring. But that didn’t stop a wicked Nor’easter from blowing into town that night, bringing snow and a raft of school closings. No schools – no kids. We had to cancel the last two days of Cool Jobs. But the Expo will be reprised October 2, 3 and 5.

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Giving Tuesday with ColArt and LOTS of paint chips!

This year we had the pleasure of spending Giving Tuesday with our good friends from Colart, the manufacturer of iconic artist's materials like Liquitex paint, Winsor & Newton watercolors and Arches fine French watercolor paper.

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A community falls in love with Fresh Artists

Barbara Allen and senior teaching fellow Robyn Miler were showered with love when they visited Salisbury, North Carolina recently. “I was overcome with the level of passion, commitment and talent we found in this darling little community,” said Barbara of the experience.

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Wanna see someone in culinary heaven?!

Seventh graders at two Philadelphia schools paired up to explore the intersection between food and art this fall, through our Palates to Palettes program. Ah, the sensual delights!

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Advice to young entrepreneurs: "Keep your antennae up!"

Barbara’s keynote message to the one hundred area high school students who came together this weekend to attend the Tempus Young Entrepreneurs Conference at Jefferson’s East Falls campus: “Keep your antennae up, sensing things that need fixing or inventing. The solutions may be right under your nose!”

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