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The enchanted garden

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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Welcome to drawing week

Drawing is a skill that children can learn. In the many years that I’ve been teaching art to children, I have come across only two children that could draw in perfect perspective from observation or from memory, Fergus and James. Most children learn how to draw with practice. When they are very young children draw mostly from imagination. They draw their feelings and their ideas in an abstract way. Later on, children
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Arpilleras – Easy way to create Arpilleras

For very young children and chldren with special needs Arpilleras are textile collage from South America, made with simple materials normally found at home. Bits and pieces of cotton, wool and other materials are sewn on a piece of burlap also called Hessian.  Arpilleras  have a narrative, people’s stories, stories from their village, and their families. Although arpilleras tell stories of day to day life, there have
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Print making tips

How to set up the classroom for a printmaking activity Many teachers find printmaking messy and difficult to manage in the classroom.  From simple printing techniques as card printing to more complex techniques like linocut printing, the setting can be the same. The first task that the teacher will be confronted with is establishing an appropriate work area. The printmaking process is best supported by arranging the
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Pots and Pans Young Children – Painting Greys

Having fun and learning about tone What a fun thing to do, learning how to mix different tones of grey inspired by the pots, pans and other utensils from the kitchen. Young children love different approaches to art, different challenges and the different ways we teachers present ideas to them. This art experience presented the young students with the unexpected, pots and pans from the kitchen in the classroom and the
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