Pique your family’s interest in art and music

Photo: (c) Pexels.comMusic lessons can increase brain power and open up a creative side you never knew existed. ■ Chronicle News Service (StatePoint) When school budgets suffer, often so do arts and music programs. Families can make up for scaled-back opportunities in the classroom by bringing both music and art into the home. Art corner Create a little art studio in your house with a few key supplies. Drawing pencils, sketchbooks and watercolors are great basics. As skills progress, you can expand these supplies to include acrylic paints, charcoal and more. For those into crafting, check out sites like Pinterest for creative ideas and step-by-step instructions. While many community centers offer

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