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2015 Early Childhood Teacher's Association Conference

2015 Early Childhood Teacher’s Association Conference

We had a wonderful time with over 600 educators at the annual Early Childhood Teacher’s Association’s annual conference, this year held in Brisbane Queensland. We were able to give away a whole bunch of items, such as paint, printed tutorials and other promotional materials to enthusiastic educators. To download our range of tutorials, go to our tutorials page or view our online video tutorials on our vid
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Is art an essential school subject?

Is art an essential school subject?

An interesting question, here is an article that asks that probing question. “For decades, “reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic” were considered the most fundamental subjects in American K-12 schools. These days, in order to boost our nation’s global competitiveness, many schools and colleges are emphasizing STEM subjects—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—over the liberal and fine
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Henri Matisse – The cutouts

An interesting look at the work of Henri Matisse. Jacky Klein presents a sneak peek at Tate Modern’s dazzling new exhibition, which brings together Matisse’s late-period abstract collages. Get 50% off entry with the National Art Pass: http://www.artfund.org/get-involved/b… Film by Northern Town: http://www.northerntown.co.uk/ View the tutorial on how to create your own Matisse cut outs
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Papier-mâché Masks videos

We have an excellent video on making Papier-mâché masks which is up on our Youtube channel, or you can watch the first instalment right here, both parts are on the Brava Art Press Youtube channel. This Project uses the face as a vehicle for expression to create a 3D character and develop a better understanding of other people and cultures. To read more detailed instructions go to our tutorials page.
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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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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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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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Pop Art – Magazine Collage

We have some great new work from some very talented students with a focus on pop art using magazines for collage. Here are some good samples of a project on Pop Art done some years ago by primary students of year 6 and year 7.We looked mainly at examples of the early years of Pop Art in the UK where artists like Richard Hamilton made collages using images cut out of American magazines. For our project we used Austral
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Children and Drawing, Notes on Drawing: My Studio Experience

There is so much that I could write on my experience of teaching drawing to young children. During our Art Lessons in my Studio in Brisbane, Australia, we had all kinds of different experiences in drawing, here are some of my stories based on what has been for me the most rewarding experience as an Artist/Art Educator. Drawing is something that young children love to do. From a very young age children like to record
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Puppetry for Preschool and Kindergaten Children – Cylinder Puppets

List of Materials – 1 piece  A4 size of  corrugated cardboard or 1 x 1lt. milk carton for the body, per student -3 x 500ml  Chroma2 paint, to paint the bodies, colours: Cool Red, Cool Blue, Cool Yellow plus black and white. This set of paint will be enough for other art projects on the Education Page of www.bravaartpress.com -1 x 1lt. Chroma2 glue, thick glue no spilling -10 old stockings to cut up for heads -1
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