Artzooka!

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Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Hands-on series inspires young artists to get crafty.

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The series inspires creativity, resourcefulness, and imagination with projects that turn ordinary things into extraordinary art. The idea is that "art is everywhere."

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The host makes projects accessible with a fun, kid-friendly approach and often stops to explain things -- then re-explain things.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Artzooka! is a kid-friendly, how-to art series that shows young artists how to create fun projects with recycled materials, from a plastic-bottle jet pack to a Styrofoam-cup airplane to a lamp made out of oranges. (And though kids are expected to participate and get their hands dirty, the host thankfully takes steps to make sure they won't make too much of a mess at home.) Parents will probably need to supervise most projects, but older kids will be capable of doing most of the steps on their own.

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What's the story?

With an eye on inspiring kids (and their parents) to be creative, ARTZOOKA! host Jeremie Saunders walks budding artists through a series of projects made from everyday materials -- many of them recycled -- and shows them how to "artzooka" just about anything. The show even veers into tech territory, teaching kids how to make digital movies, working lamps, and other gadgets.

Is it any good?

Host Jeremie Saunders is an ace at infectious enthusiasm, inspiring both kids and adults to see the world a little differently and create things they never knew existed until they saw him make it first. How else can you explain wanting -- no, needing -- to find a Styrofoam cup and a pair of scissors so you can craft a miniature spaceship for a ping-pong-ball panda? Or ransacking the house for an old cardboard box and a set of clothespins to make yourself a homemade foosball table? Before you know it, you'll be trying to artzooka anything and having a blast with your kids in the process.

One of the best things about Artzooka! is that Saunders takes care to demonstrate a project and then, quite often, goes back and reviews exactly what he did so budding artists can see it all again, reinforcing the process step by step to aid retention. The show also promotes the message that you can literally turn trash into treasure (and help the planet while you're at it by reusing items you'd otherwise throw away). All it takes is some inspiration and creative recycling.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Artzooka!''s premise that "art is everywhere." What makes something "art," as opposed to simply an object? Can anyone be an artist, or does it take special training and skill?

  • What can you "artzooka" from the random junk you have lying around your house? How does transforming things you'd otherwise throw away help the environment -- and help fuel your creativity?

  • What's your favorite kind of art to look at? What's your favorite kind of art to make? What (or who) inspires you to create?

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