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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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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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Pop Art Self-Portraits

This is a great project for older students, it combines photography, photo manipulation with a computer program such as Adobe Photo Shop Elements and painting. To find inspiration, ideas and style we looked at the portraits that artist Andy Warhol made of famous people like Marilyn Monroe, Jackeline Kennedy, Mao and others. Students took photos of each other and then using Adobe Photo Shop, posterized the photos in g
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Light Projection

Light projection is great fun for students to do, it provides them the opportunity to create transparencies involving elements, like shapes, colours, lines and textures to be projected using an overhead projector and to use computers to manipulate the images they have created. This project also deals with the idea of an imaginary or abstract composition which makes students to think, to plan, to be creative, to disco
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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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3D Construction and Painting

3D construction and painting

A practical experience to build a 3D structure with the option to then paint/draw from the original construction used as a still life. The art of construction offers opportunities for students to think three dimensionally—to experiment, investigate and to invent. Engaging in construction is a creative process that also offers the students opportunities to be inventive, imaginative and resourceful in the way they use
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Is art an essential school subject?

Is art an essential school subject?

An interesting question, here is an article that asks that probing question. “For decades, “reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic” were considered the most fundamental subjects in American K-12 schools. These days, in order to boost our nation’s global competitiveness, many schools and colleges are emphasizing STEM subjects—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—over the liberal and fine
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Henri Matisse – The cutouts

An interesting look at the work of Henri Matisse. Jacky Klein presents a sneak peek at Tate Modern’s dazzling new exhibition, which brings together Matisse’s late-period abstract collages. Get 50% off entry with the National Art Pass: http://www.artfund.org/get-involved/b… Film by Northern Town: http://www.northerntown.co.uk/ View the tutorial on how to create your own Matisse cut outs
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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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