Jean Van’t Hul founded The Artful Parent blog in 2008.
After the birth of her firstborn Jean’s interest in art was revitalized and she realized, as so many of us do, that she wanted to raise her daughter in an art-rich environment and to encourage her creativity and imagination as much as possible.
Jean started the blog as a way to chronicle and share her experiences with the children’s art group. And also as a way to focus on what it means to be an artful parent. Jean hoped to welcome others to join on that journey as well.
She subsequently wrote three books about children’s art, seasonal crafts, and fostering creativity in kids.
Her first book, The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art and Creativity, inspired many educators and families––and helped to spark the process art movement (the art philosophy that undergirds The Artful Parent to this day).
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