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Fun things to do on the first week of school

Before we start talking about art ideas, we welcome new students and introduce them to the groups. There are always volunteer students that do an induction and help new students to find their way in the studio and to hand out name clips.
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Queensland Early Education and Care Conference 2018 presentation

Raquel Redmond and the Brava Art Team presented two hands-on activities for teachers attending the Queensland Early Education and Care Conference on Saturday June 30, 2018.
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Summer themed Art Projects and Activities – Colourful everything

Summer is great, all the cold weather and the snow are gone. The trees look as green as they will ever look, the food is plenty, especially the fruit and vegetables.
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Pop Art for the Primary years

Pop Art is a very popular art movement with young students, many love the story of how it emerged in England and United States in the mid 1950s and evolved through the 1960s and to the present day.
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Conversations in the classroom, encourage student participation and motivation

My experience with students in our studio and in the school classroom is based on my work with young children from kindergarten to year 6 and Middle School aged children.
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Students who finish their work early

What do you do with those students who finish their art lesson early? There are many things students can make in a short time to keep them occupied until the end of the lesson. Giving children a choice is a good way to encourage creativity.
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A Papier Maché Legion

What fun it is to create these characters out of plastic drinking bottles and paper. This activity offers students lots of possibilities; to create anything they like to imagine.
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Architecture Inspired Construction Ideas

Architecture has been the inspiration for many of our projects. Modern architecture is an important source of inspiration and learning for us.
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Oil Pastels

Similar to dry pastels, oil pastels or oils crayons are great art tools to work with as they are soft, rich and colourful with excellent colour blending.
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Drawing with ink

Drawing is very important for different reasons. Designers create drawings to sketch preliminary ideas down when designing, so do architects and engineers. Many people also enjoy drawing but many others are afraid of putting pen to paper. Drawing is an activity that very young children love to do. My grand- daughters started drawing before they turned one-year-old. Drawing with felt pens has become a very important a
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