My niece Maria turned four years old in July, and it's amazing how quickly kids grow and develop an interest in art and creativity. I've loved watching her involvement in art flourish, and our entire family is very encouraging. After all – my mom was an elementary school teacher for years and art education was incredibly important to her!
When I learn about art education events, I get very excited. Art education has such a positive long term impact on children; from their imagination to their long term health and well-being! Yesterday Duck Brand (makers of your favorite Duck Tape!) teamed up with Cindy Ambuehl to help support art education at a yearly event called PS Arts Express Yourself in California. Cindy is a former actress turned luxury real estate agent for The Agency in Beverly Hills, and she is also the mother of seven boys (7!). She supports art education and has participated in this event several times before (see her posts here: 2013, 2014, 2015).
Here is Cindy on the red carpet of the event with her husband Don. The event was held in the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica airport and several celebrities were in attendance. You'll probably recognize Adam Scott (he's hilarious!):
See Mark Feuerstein of Royal Pains with his son and their Duck Tape tie:
This is just a sampling of the event and you can see more at Cindy's site here!
The event was a great success and RAISED OVER $25,000 FOR ARTS EDUCATION. Isn't that amazing? The theme of the event was “Home is Where the Art Is” and so I selected 10 Duck Tape projects today that you can make and use inside your home. Think Duck Tape is for crafts only and not for home decor items? Think again! Let these Duck Tape projects inspire you!
Duck Tape Wire Markers at This Silly Girl's Kitchen
How to make Greek key shades at Home Stories A to Z
Duck Tape lampshade at DuckBrand.com
DIY deer head canvas at DIY Candy
Houndstooth step stool at In My Own Style
Duck Tape bathroom set at HGTV
Black and white fridge at Jaderbomb
Duck Tape switchplates at Crafts Direct
Mailbox makeover at Joyful Daisy
Duck Tape pendant lamp at High on DIY
I hope you enjoyed my roundup! To learn more about the PS Arts Express Yourself event and follow social media of the people/companies mentioned in this post, take a peek here:
- The Duck Brand – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube
- Cindy Ambuehl – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube
- PS Arts – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Duck Brand, but all opinions are 100% mine!