Van Gogh Inspiration

I recently attended a gallery exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago featuring artist Vincent van Gogh. It was the first time van Gogh’s three versions of The Bedrooms were exhibited along...

Artist Charley Harper

Here at Le Petit Cotillion we strive to introduce children to art at a young age and help them expand their minds and stretch their creative muscles, so we were thrilled to see family furnishings comp...

10 Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

The origins of the tradition of presenting decorated eggs on Easter is not certain but one popular theory is that it has its roots in Catholicism. The Catholic Church used to forbid the consumption of...

Black History Month Art Projects for Kids

Earlier in February, we wrote about Black History Month and some of our favorite books and resources for children on the topic. As we close out the last week of of the month, we want to revisit this...

A Nighttime Ritual

The year 2015 was the year that adults tapped into their inner child and rediscovered the joys of coloring books.  This return to childhood has reminded adults of the positive effects of coloring suc...

Encouraging Le Petit Artiste

Research indicates that art has several developmental benefits for children, including improving motor skills, strengthening problem solving and critical thinking skills, encouraging inventiveness and...