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Colleen Fitzsimmons-Wiviott

A native of St. Louis, Colleen lives in Northampton with her husband, Noah, her two year old son, Ezra, and rescue dog, Seamus. She has worked in museum and art education for the past ten years and is currently the resident art educator of Buzz Art Workshops at Honeycomb. She is passionate about helping children discover their own creative processes while building community through art. When she's not lesson planning, teaching, or momming, you can find her baking treats for her family, visiting the farmers' market, or checking out all the amazing art exhibitions and performances St. Louis has to offer.
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5 Tips for Developing a Regular Art Practice With Your Young Artist

Make room for art!     With school back in session and the hustle of the fall season upon us, I often look to making as a way to ground my day when things feel hectic. Making...
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10 Essential Items that Helped Me Enjoy Pregnancy

Take note of these essential items to ease your way through pregnancy!         When I was expecting my son, I went through an endless process of trial and error, online research, and advice from family and...
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Family-Friendly Summer Arts Events in St. Louis

Sweltering humidity aside, summer might be the best time to live in St. Louis. On any given day, there are a plethora of events to attend, most of them free! Amidst the pools, ball...

Vegetarian-Friendly Recipes to Try This Earth Day

Looking for some yummy vegetarian eats you can make at home this Earth Day? Look no further!   As parents, caregivers, and moms, we make a million choices a day for ourselves and our families. Choices...

5 Women Artists To Inspire This Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. Come celebrate the accomplishments of women artists!   Women’s work and accomplishments should be celebrated and centered not just during Women’s History Month but all year round. Women have contributed to...
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A Guide to Visiting Art Museums with Kids

I love visiting art museums with my son. When I tell people this, I usually hear, “My kids would break something!” If you are one of these parents or caregivers, you are not alone!...
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How My Interfaith Family Celebrates the Holiday Season

My favorite holiday is Christmas. I love everything about it: the music, food, decorations, the spirit of giving, books and movies, and the joy that surrounds the season. My husband of six years knows...

It’s About the Journey, Not the Destination: Process Art Making with Kids

I have seen a surge in picture-perfect craft projects for kids in recent years, thanks to social media platforms and resources like Pinterest. As an art educator, this makes me cringe a little. Don’t...
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Tips for Painting with Little Artists

Painting with little artists may require some patience, but the payoff is well worth it.   Over the years, I have talked with parents and caregivers who want their young children to experience painting and flex...