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Calling All Kids and Teens! Art Contest for YOU!

Friday, July 24th, 2015

IMG_6759The California State Parks Foundation is offering an art contest for youth aged 4 – 18.   Why do you think state parks are great places?  Guidelines state “Posters should be no smaller than 8 inches x 10 inches and no larger than 11 inches x 17 inches.   Almost any kind of paper can be used, and we encourage use of chalk, ink, marker, photography, paint, or more.”


Winners receive prize packages, including $50 gift cards from Subway!  Posters will be displayed online at and featured in their publications and media.

Postmark your entry by September 8, 2015.  Winners will be announced in October 2015.

Visit for the entry form which must be accompanied by the art submission.



Art and Writing

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Happy Birthday Howard Pyle! Born in 1853, he’s often called the Father of Illustration and well-known for his Merry Adventures of Robin Hood.

Exercise: 1. Choose an illustration you like and admire. Write a story or poem to go with it. 2. Google Howard Pyle and choose one of HIS illustrations. Write a work of fiction of your own to accompany his art. 3. Read Robin Hood and let it inspire your own illustrations.