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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Pablo Packs: our newest way to thank our young philanthropists

Kids at Finletter Elementary School just received their “Pablo Packs:" a package of keepsakes thanking the children for donating their artwork to Fresh Artists.

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Surprise Supplies

Periodically we have the joy of surprising area public school teachers with a windfall of high quality art supplies. This October, we hosted two days of what we call “Surprise Supplies” – a bonanza give-away – one at our studio for Philadelphia teachers, another in Camden for teachers there.

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Palates to Palettes is coming back!

Two Philadelphia K-8 schools are collaborating this year to bring Palates to Palettes to their students: George W. Nebinger Elementary School and St. Peter’s School.

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Finletter Fresh Artists Hatch “Eagles Nest” Garden & Gallery

Arts-based collaboration transforms concrete into sensory-rich school oasis.

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