The End is only the Beginning

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he Kickstarter campaign is coming to an end but even though arTree did not raise enough funds for its first year, it generated a lot of interest and new possibilities. I am happy to say that arTree is alive and kicking.

First, I would like to thank you all for supporting the idea and spreading the word. I am thrilled to see such an interest and passion from you guys. It is very rewarding to see how many people care about art.

Over the last couple of weeks arTree went through a lot of changes and ups and downs… we have been featured in couple of newspapers, websites and blogs. A lot of people expressed interest in trying out the projects in classroom settings (teachers as well as homeschoolers).

After a lot of meetings and discussions, we have decided to change the format of the magazine a little bit – to develop art curriculums for preschoolers (and later elementary-schooled-aged kids). But it will not be only for the educators… we’d love to offer it to all of you guys as well – at least as downloadable .pdfs and sample projects. There will still be step-by-step directions with a lot of variations, art techniques and artists… and a lot of other activities to do with your kids – but it will be more focused on the 3-5 year-olds and will be centered around kid-friendly themes (flowers, animals, water…).

If you are interested, want to stay in touch, or just want to get some free art project ideas every couple of weeks… sign up for our newsletter (or follow us on Facebook).

So, again – thank you all for your support. I would not be able to push on without you, guys.

Thank you and stay in touch,

Eva, creator of arTree

PS: If you want the first digital issue of arTree magazine (seems only fair to give it to you as thanks for your support), send me an email at artreekids@gmail.com or subscribe to the newsletter.

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Free preview of a new art magazine for kids

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Today, arTree came bearing gifts: a little preview of the magazine. This is the link to a .pdf with the Seurat project.  There, you will find information about secondary colors and tutorial to do a little cut-out experiment to see the mixing of the colors in action. Then arTree introduces George Seurat and pointillism and a simple and fun art project with great results. Have fun, and if your kids create a picture you want to share, please do.  We’d love to share it in our Pinterest gallery and on our Facebook page.

Also, we are thrilled to announce that arTree has been featured in Red Tricycle and in local newspaper.

So, please help us spread the word and share the preview of the magazine if you wish.

PS: If you haven’t done so, message us on Facebook and we will send you another preview with more projects – about line and shape (op art, tangrams and much more)… to get your kids busy before the first issue lands in their hands.

If you like it, spread the word, share it with your friends & check out our Kickstarter campaign. Help us spread the creativity. Thank you.

Staff Pick on Kickstarter

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I would like to thank first backers of the arTree magazine. It is wonderful to see that there are people out there who find the project interesting as much as I do. Thank you!

I would also like to thank Kickstarter folks for featuring the project as a staff pick, only couple of hours after it has launched. It gives me hope for a happy ending 🙂 Thank you all!

We have launched on Kickstarter

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The day is finally here – arTree campaign has officially launched on Kickstarter. Please, check it out. Watch the video to learn more about the project, message arTree on Facebook to get a sample project (about line and shapes), visit our website for the whole experience… and if you like what you see, please, help us make it happen and share it with your friends. Your help, support, and comments are greatly appreciated. Thank you, guys!