A Quick History of Art – Part 1

As long as there has been someone leaving a lasting creative mark on something else, there has been art. Expressing man’s mind and heart on objects shows that art has been around since the dawn of man. Archaeologists say they have discovered 40,000-year-old cave art in Indonesia. The oldest painting — a hand stencil —…

March is Youth Art Month!

March is Youth Art Month! Youth Art Month is a celebration of the visual arts, linking more than 800,000 K-12 students and over 200 art educators all across America to the exciting and creative world of art. Student exhibitions, public artworks, art festivals, and school events raise awareness and support of the visual arts to local…

Do You Know Your Art?

Art comes in many styles and forms. According to the Encyclopedia of Art, quite a few styles and forms. How many of these do you know? Animation Art Derived from the Latin meaning “to breathe life into” animation is the visual art of creating a motion picture from a series of still drawings. Architecture      …

The Importance of the Arts in School

The pressure for our young students to learn and perform is growing every day. Curriculums are asking for more studies in hard fields such as Science, Math, and Physics. With budget cuts and smaller staffs, Art classes have taken a backseat in some communities. Often seen as a “soft” science, there are many reasons why…

King Tut Day!

King Tut Day is celebrated on November 04, 2016. It celebrates the date of the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s Tomb. The discovery of the tomb as a whole was one of the most significant and famous archeological discoveries in modern times. What better way to celebrate than a creative project from Nasco? You know Nasco…

Celebrate International Artists Day With Nasco!

According to Days of the Year Calendar, International Artists Day honors those creative souls that leave a record of today for the future that can’t be captured in history books. The anguish and joy of the human soul is portrayed through the haunting tones of a melody, the violence and fury caught in a photograph,…

Artworks Lesson Plans Bring Creativity to the Classroom

  Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. ― Thomas Merton, No Man is an Island Teaching art is so much more than brush to canvas or colored pencil to paper. It is a world that can be creative and confusing at the same time. Nasco’s Arts & Crafts…

Get Your Craft Going!

Summer means water, sun, and sometimes, boredom. Don’t let b-o-r-e-d-o-m get to your campers or summer schoolers – have fun with crafts from Nasco’s Arts & Crafts catalog! Busy hands need busy crafts. Make jewelry and beaded sculptures with our Beautiful Beaded Sculpture Kit (9729230) with enough materials to make 12 beaded sculptures. Or how…

Get In Touch On Social Media Day!

What a great day to celebrate Social Media Day! Social media has become a major factor in the world today. From celebrating its humble beginnings in 2010 by the website Mashable, to the instant reporting of Twitter and Facebook, finding out new trends and old favorites is as easy as typing a few key words….

Duck Tape’s Not What It Used To Be!

June 17-19, 2016, is the 13th Annual Duck Tape® Festival in Avon, Ohio. The free festival features games, food, rides, a parade with giant floats made from duct tape, a crafts tent and a duct tape fashion show. So whether you live near or far from this people-packed festival, why not check out Nasco’s varieties…

To Bead or Not to Bead

Nothing says Spring like new jewelry! And nothing is more satisfying than making your own. That’s where Nasco’s Arts & Crafts catalog comes in. We are bursting with all the materials you need to make your one-of-a-kind artwork. Start with the basics. Necklace? How about a nice black cord? We carry Stretch Magic® Black Silkies®…