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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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Papier Mache masks

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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Children and Drawing, Notes on Drawing: My Studio Experience

There is so much that I could write on my experience of teaching drawing to young children. During our Art Lessons in my Studio in Brisbane, Australia, we had all kinds of different experiences in drawing, here are some of my stories based on what has been for me the most rewarding experience as an Artist/Art Educator. Drawing is something that young children love to do. From a very young age children like to record
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Pen and ink

Drawing with Ink

We have a brand new video available, how to use pen and ink to create some fabulous nature studies. You can go to our Youtube channel and view all of our videos, we even have a dedicated video page for your enjoyment and education.
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Making Hand Puppets

Making Hand Puppets We have just uploaded our latest video on making hand puppets. We are building up our Youtube channel for your enjoyment, come and subscribe to us at youtube.com/bravaartpress
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Colour Mixing

A terrific Video on Colour Mixing with Bibi Barba and Jim Cobb. See how Jim talks about “unlocking the colours” and mixing many other colours using basically the primary colours plus black and white.    
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Textile Puppets – The Art of Eric Carle

We’ve been busy filming videos Just a note to let everybody know that we have been busy filming videos. There will be two new videos that will appear on YouTube: “Textile Puppets” and “The Art of Eric Carle“. There is also a short video on Textile Painting – Calico bags, (pictured) To find more out more information go to our Tutorials page (Registration required) If you are registe
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Watch one of our sample videos

Hi everyone, this is our first post for our new blog and to celebrate we want share one of our tutorials on creating a self portrait. The purpose of this blog will be to engage with you in the hope that we can join together and form a fun and inspiring community of like-minded people who share a love of art and education. Of course you can register with us and get all of our tutorials. This video was part of our R
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Term 2, 2012

Dear Parents, This second term, because of the public holidays, we had a variety on the number of weeks each group did. The Monday group did 7 weeks, the Tuesday group did 9 weeks (full term for us) and the Wednesday group did 8 weeks. This coming term, in spite of having a four week break, each group will do 9 weeks. As I mentioned before, we are going to have a winter break of four weeks. I’m travelling to South Am
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Term 1, 2012

Dear Parents, Picasso has been the inspiration this term. Early in the term I went to Canberra and Sydney in a professional development tour of Galleries. I came back to my studio charged with books, inspiration, new ideas and emotion. We started by studying the expressive paintings that Picasso did of weeping women, as studies to paint “The Guernica”. We had an insightful discussion, of the style and the emotions in
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