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Art Materials

We use a wide range of art materials in our lessons with a view on utilising recycled resources to be economical and sustainable.
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Printmaking for young children

For very young children, printmaking is a source of fascination and challenge. Children love the idea of multiples, making not only one image but several.The first prints children make are normally hand prints. As they learn to cut paper they will be able to prepare a printing block/collage and they will be interested in telling stories with shapes. Procedure Printing block preparation: Children will have a small pie
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Painting for young children

Since very young children love to make marks, the make random marks and scribbles as they investigate their environment.
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Drawing with young children

Since very young children love to make marks, they make random marks and scribbles as they investigate their environment.
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Art on a Cart

How to organise a day to day classroom for art lessons, how to prepare art materials to carry in your carts and how to liaise with the classroom teachers to collaborate with you teaching visual art in their classrooms.
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Fun things to do in 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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