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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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Our Alice Springs trip

Alice Springs trip We are going to Alice Springs tomorrow. We plan to do plain air painting for a few days and then visit some indigenous artists communities and also do some work with indigenous children. Painting of Ross River Northern Territory by Jim Cobb from Chroma Australia.
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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 1, 2013

This is the last week of our 1st term 2013. Next Term will start on Monday 15 April. Looking at the body of work produced by the students this term, one more time I conclude that children are great artists and how important it is for them to have the opportunity to express their ideas and feelings through the visual arts. We looked at computers parts to get inspiration for our drawings and prints. Starting with the i
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Term 4, 2012

We start Art Lessons onMonday 4th February 2013. We started with Picasso this year. We looked at his expressive paintings of the weeping women to create self portraits. We used his series of paintings called “Las Meninas”as inspiration to create acrylic paintings on canvas. Everybody dressed up in costumes as princesses, princes and the artist himself and posed in groups to draw and paint each other. In the second te
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Term 3, 2012

This is the last week of our 3rd term 2012. Next term will start: 16 October, nine week term.  Our drive for this term has been textiles and yarns. It has been very a different approach this time. My trip to Chile has been a great inspiration for art this term. While there, I visited galleries, museums, craft centres and talked to many artists and craft people.  I visited a wonderful Wool Expo where I found the most
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