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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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Cartoons in 3D

Clay cartoons in 3D

Clay—Cartoons in 3 dimension deals with facial expressions and a sense of humour. It is a fun project that young students love, as using clay is one of the most popular art techniques. This art project can be approached in two ways. The first being adopting a cartoon style and the second is creating a clay model based on members of the community such as politicians, sport heroes, your teacher or even a favourite movi
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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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Children and their Art

Children and their Art

I could write for years about my experience teaching art to young children. I have been fascinated by children’s visual language, their imagination, their bold approach to art and by their endless creativity. Here I present a video to tell the story how this passion for advocating Art Education for young children began and why I began Brava Art Press, the website that I have created to give back to educators and pare
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Papier-mâché Masks videos

We have an excellent video on making Papier-mâché masks which is up on our Youtube channel, or you can watch the first instalment right here, both parts are on the Brava Art Press Youtube channel. This Project uses the face as a vehicle for expression to create a 3D character and develop a better understanding of other people and cultures. To read more detailed instructions go to our tutorials page.
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Construction with Timber or Cardboard

Part 1 Part 2 This project presents the opportunity for a three dimensional activity, different from painting and drawing which are done on a flat surface, construction work is stimulating as students use new and recycled materials, to express ideas, to experiment, to investigate and to invent. First, students are involved in creating a construction using pieces of timber or cardboard. To achieve their 3D constructio
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Drawing from Our constructions – A Surreal Landscape

Paintings from Timber Constructions that young children have previously made. The Constructions are placed as a group on their tables to draw from and to paint from. Students are encouraged to interpret” their 3D works into 2D works such as paintings or drawings. This gives the students opportunity to look at their work in a different way, to think originally and to create unique images based on their own 3D creation
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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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Social Painting – Mural Painting for Young Children

Here is a great idea for a project to commence the New Year. Everybody will participate, planning, drawing and painting. It involves a fridge carton, flattened, painted white by parent/volunteers and then painted by the students in the classroom. When the “Mural” is finished it will become a great room divider to create a special corner and later on, if you cut a window on one of the sides, it can be used as a Puppet
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