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Amy Hood
Attended University of Rhode Island
Lived in Rhode Island
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In support of the Summer Mail Art Swap (still time to join in!) we're sharing our color collage postcards. #kidsart
This week, in support of the Summer Mail Art Swap, we're sharing the simple idea of making a color collage postcard. The first thing to do is choose a couple of main colors to focus on and gather m...
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My kids and I thought it would be a lot of fun to host a handmade postcard swap for kids and families. They’ve seen me participate in some and get some really neat artwork back in the mail, and the...
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Just a year ago I was planning this zine, and now Issue Four is out! This issue focuses on mixed media and collage, with Joseph Cornell as the featured artist. Full of information, inspiration, and activities designed for kids and adults to explore and play with together.
A week later than planned but worth the wait, I hope: Art Together Summer 2014: Mixed Media is out in the world today. This is Issue Four, which means a year ago, I was just fleshing out my idea fo...
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locals, I'll be selling at The Compass School's Eco-Fair on May 17~stamped/embroidered zip pouches, stamped Moleskines, cards + more. Come visit!
For those of you who are local, I'll have a table at The Compass School's Eco-Fair. Relevant info is on this flyer. I'll be selling zippered pockets, of course, along with stamped Moleskines, stamp...
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Megan has created a great interview series. I'm delighted to be included. :) #creativity #motherhood
 
Creative Mothers - Amy Hood
Let me introduce you to the next creative mother, Amy Hood. I love her art and how she goes over and beyond just creating alongside her kids, but shows how you can create with your kids too. Sometimes, when you are a creative person, it's hard to remain pos...
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another way to use a gelatin #printmaking plate...
I've been head down into printmaking lately, even more than usual, as I researched and prepared Art Together Issue Three: Printmaking. At the beginning of this issue, I define the categories of pri...
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I'll (hopefully!) be posting tips, links, and tutorials every Monday in support of the Summer Mail Art Swap. This week's contains ideas on what to use as the base of the postcard.
As part of the Summer Mail Art Swap, I'll be posting ideas, links, and tutorials, hopefully every Monday. This week, let's talk about the postcard substrate--in other words, what you'll be creating...
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"Making even one of the projects, just made us want to make more and more of that project.  I've never made a collage like Amy's before.  She included prompts and a playful format that even a beginner like me could use to grow some new creative vision.  I'm hooked, for sure.  What a clever approach!"
Amy at Amy Hood Arts is always doing something creative and artsy at her place.  She believes in the value of experimenting and creating, and she's a strong advocate for making art together with our children.  Which is exactl...
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"Rating books by level, telling kids what sorts of books they should be reading, valuing one kind of book over another, requiring a certain number of pages read in a certain time period…none of this creates a culture of reading. It creates a culture of control, and that’s no way to nurture kids who choose to read for fun."
Last week I had a little twitterrant about book logs and similar assignments that extend a teacher’s reach into reading a child does for pleasure on his or her own time. I’ve made a lot of mistakes...
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Curious about the e-zine Art Together? Quotes from and links to reviews are now all in one place.
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Jen is giving away a copy of Art Together: Printmaking this week, along with a peek into her and her daughter's exploration of the zine. #kidsart #printmaking #giveaway
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I'm guest posting at FIMBY today, sharing how we make art together... and there is a discount code for FIMBY readers to use in purchasing any of the Art Together e-zines.
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Writer and artist
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Rhode Island
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Introduction
Publisher of Art Together, an e-zine of artistic exploration and inspiration for children and adults.
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I manage to function on 5-6 hours of sleep per night. I can fly, but only if nobody's looking. Parallel parking is one of my superpowers.
Education
  • University of Rhode Island
    1995
  • Rhode Island College
    1999
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Female