First Place Winners of Imagine That's Anti-Bully Teamwork Contest:


Addie Overend, grade 9, Garden City Schools

Joey Hoffer, Grade 4, Manor Oaks School

Sanna Taylor, Grade 2, Hampton Street School

Pop Art Food Pillows

Outstanding art by Paula Dagen's daughters.

"My twins absolutely loved it!" -- Paula Dagen, Parent

Carrie's Painting

"The students and I love you! Where else can you create a Pollock inspired design and drip color on a cake?" -- Denise Klein, teacher, East Hampton High School

"Stunned and Startled" by Jessica Toner, age 8, published in Express Yourself!

A big thank you to Maura Burns who helped fasciliate the family drip painting workshops this summer.

Family works together to create drip painting

"It was a fabulous day! --Tamara Nemo




Celebrate African American history with art.

Mural inspires creative teamwork.

Incorporating school slogan and students' ideas, sketch for Lawrence MS mural designed Joyce Raimondo

Lawrence students brain storm ideas for their poster/murals using collage elements.


Inspired by Pollock and Krasner, students drip paint, -- then rip, cut, and collage shapes to express emotion and energy.




have a conversation about art with Joyce Raimondo

Let children play

October 5, 2012

Tags: creative thinking, creativity, art edcuation, common core standards, art books, library art programs, arts-in-education, anti-bully, murals, go green, envisionmental education, teen art programs, adult art courses, children's art workshops, visual literacy

Today we are visiting Woodside Library for out Go Green with Creativity! Recycled Animals workshop. These workshops allow children to do what comes naturally - to find items in their environment, play, and create with them. And when we recycle, the materials are free!

With increasing academic demands and pressure with tests in school, I hope that we can see value in allowing children adequate time to relax, play, and create amongst themselves. This free playtime, is not only joyful, it enhances a child's ability to think creatively and will help them be better students as they return to their academics refreshed and happy.

Together, let's keep play in children's lives, Joyce