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Art in the Classroom – Recyclable Materials

There are so many things that can be recycled to create interesting artwork, in this video we explore some recyclable materials and how we can use them to create wonderful pieces of art. Make sure you see our recyclable materials list which has a more detailed list of what you can use or you can download our recycled Materials leaflet (PDF). Quick view of recycled material list [su_accordion class=”bap-accordio
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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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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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When slowing down stimuli to real time helps a child’s brain

Image source: http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/files/2015/02/blocks-eric_slide-cc1dd10e93ab4ad8c77646065cd72055e10e8145.jpg Here is a very fascinating look at how the stimuli of our digital lifestyle affects the learning capabilities of our children. The story is from Mind/Shift – How we learn. Read original article…
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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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Landscapes – A Close Look at Nature

My wish was to present the idea of painting a landscape in a non-traditional way, without the horizon line and the representation of land and sky. The inspiration for this project came from the children going to the back garden to find things “that fall on the ground” and “things that are part of the landscape”, like bits of bark, sticks, dried leaves and seed pods they found and brought into the studio. I have alway
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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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Observation Drawing – Drawing from the model

Drawings by children of 5 to 8 years old.We worked together to create the set up for this portrait drawing. First we choose an interesting corner of the studio with books, and bottles of paint on the background. Next the students set up the studio’s old arm chair and put and old trow over on it. Thirdly, children engaged on setting a small table next to the chair and used a piece of fabric to cover it. The final touc
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