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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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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 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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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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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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Collaged Pizza boxes and textile pizzas/friendships cushions

Many times I have heard other teachers saying, “somebody gave me a pile of this or that, what I am going to do with all this? “I was in a similar situation when a parent came to the classroom with a big number of flat pizza boxes, my first thought was also, what can I do with it? I have never rejected a donation, no matter how big or how small. I keep everything but I do try to use our bits and bobs as so
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