Author Archives: James

Artist Trading Card Workshop @ Mystic Learning Center

Ana and James started the Artist Trading Cards workshop at the Mystic Learning Center today. The club will run for 12 weeks and culminate with a student art show on Wednesday, May 20th. The first session utilized sharpie markers and … Continue reading

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Mask Making Workshop: Tuesday

We are doing another round of paper mache mask making at Beautiful Stuff. The wire armatures are coming along nicely. Updates next week.

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Open Studios Project: 3/4/15

The Beautiful Stuff recently received a VERY generous donation of scrap-booking supplies. Included were lots of paper cutters and lots of card-stock. Today’s Open Studios activity utilized cut paper shapes, glue, and markers on mat-board.  

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Open Studios 2/26/15

Today for Open Studios we made a sticky collages with visitors from The Guidance Center. “This is my house with a crab and a tiger and tiles.” – 8 year old visiting artist.

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Brrrrr…..Come in from the cold and create with us.

What are you doing these days during the cold winter after school hours? Today a guidance center clinician spent hours at The Beautiful Stuff Project with a teenage client painting and making mosaics. They left smiling with finished projects and … Continue reading

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We are open !

The shop is open for any brave souls who want to traverse the land of snow and ice for art supplies.

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Visit from Cambridge Public School Teachers

The Beautiful Stuff Project loves to get requests from public schools, daycare centers,, family child care providers, or community organizations to bring a team to our storefront to share ideas, learn from each other, and fill bags of materials. Today … Continue reading

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Sticky Foam

So many young children just love stickers.   And teachers and parents love stickers because NO GLUE needed!  Not only are stickers a fun and satisfying material to explore, but they are also a great fine motor activity.  Peeling off the … Continue reading

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Don’t throw it out! Think of The Beautiful Stuff Project.

Somerpromise  donated hundreds of these small black watch boxes.   These boxes originally contained watches that were distributed to over 400 elementary and middle school students to measure their activity levels as part of the PEP (physical education project) that is … Continue reading

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Open Studio Project: Plexiglass Stained Glass

Our open studio activity for the week of February 5:  Stained Glass Plexiglass. All you need for this activity is a piece of plexiglass (Thanks to PSG Framers), clear sticky paper (Thanks to Flexcon), and sharpie markers.   Adhere the sticky … Continue reading

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