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Clay Modelling

Clay figurines inspired by a visit to the Metropolitan Museum NYC The inspiration for this project comes from the ancient Chinese figurines at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC. At the Museum, I found so many things to be inspired by: people dancing, animals in a pen, animals/birds figurines and many more beautiful terracotta small characters. This is an easy and fun way to do clay modelling. Ideally the clay pieces sho
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Useful Tips: Printmaking for all – a Mini Lesson

Multilayered Repetition Foam Print Time to think of greeting cards, gift paper and other goodies that can be made using these very easy and economical printmaking techniques. Printmaking is a great technique that can be done at home or at school. A printing block can be printed on different surfaces like paper, calico bags, paper bags, big sheets of paper to create beautiful gift wrapping paper and many other applica
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Mixed Media Painting/Collage

Mixed media painting/collage is a very exciting painting project for primary school children appealing to those as young as five years of age. This tutorial presents an opportunity to use your imagination to create a composition in collage form, using different materials and paint on canvas. This project can be approached in different ways using various themes for inspiration. The theme for this particular project is
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The Urban Landscape

There are many ways to represent the landscape in art. The ‘landscape’ as a subject, has been an important catalyst for many artists throughout history. Artists have replicated landscapes and panoramas in many different styles from photo realistic to abstract and every artistic interpretation in between. This project is inspired by the urban landscape, based on the shapes and lines found in city maps. It provides the
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2015 Early Childhood Teacher's Association Conference

2015 Early Childhood Teacher’s Association Conference

We had a wonderful time with over 600 educators at the annual Early Childhood Teacher’s Association’s annual conference, this year held in Brisbane Queensland. We were able to give away a whole bunch of items, such as paint, printed tutorials and other promotional materials to enthusiastic educators. To download our range of tutorials, go to our tutorials page or view our online video tutorials on our vid
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The Colours of Autumn

  For people who live down under, Autumn is already here, and it is the perfect time to be inspired by the “Change”. Nature changes, trees start turning and the sun light feels pale and soft. We also dress and eat differently, pumpkin soups, pumpkin pies, roasted carrots and many other pre winter fruit and vegetables. Autumn is also the perfect time to go for a walk and find things that inspire us to
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Collage – Matisse Paper Cuts

Inspired on the beautiful paper cuts that Matisse created in his old years and the experience of seen the exhibition of his Collages at the Museum of Morden Art, MOMA, New York, in December last year. This project involves painting, colour mixing and creating a collage inspired on Nature. Students learn how to mix colours using the primary colours plus black and white, how to apply paint onto paper with rollers, how
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Foam Printing – Printmaking for all ages

An economical way to do printmaking at home or in the classroom. Discover printmaking and the idea of multiple images using a food tray from your kitchen to create beautiful repetition prints, single prints and greeting cards. This exciting project is suitable for a wide audience from young children to adults that would like to learn an easy way to create a design using a food tray from the super market and to print
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Pop Art – Magazine Collage

We have some great new work from some very talented students with a focus on pop art using magazines for collage. Here are some good samples of a project on Pop Art done some years ago by primary students of year 6 and year 7.We looked mainly at examples of the early years of Pop Art in the UK where artists like Richard Hamilton made collages using images cut out of American magazines. For our project we used Austral
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Notes on Drawing by Raquel Redmond

Drawing is a skill that children can learn. In my experience of many years teaching art to children I came across to only two children that could draw in perfect perspective from observation or from memory, Fergus and James. Most of the children learn how to draw with practice, when they are very young children draw mostly from imagination; they draw their feelings and their ideas in an abstract way. Later on, childr
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