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The Urban Landscape

There are many ways to represent the landscape in art. The ‘landscape’ as a subject, has been an important catalyst for many artists throughout history. Artists have replicated landscapes and panoramas in many different styles from photo realistic to abstract and every artistic interpretation in between. This project is inspired by the urban landscape, based on the shapes and lines found in city maps. It provides the
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Light Projection

Light projection is great fun for students to do, it provides them the opportunity to create transparencies involving elements, like shapes, colours, lines and textures to be projected using an overhead projector and to use computers to manipulate the images they have created. This project also deals with the idea of an imaginary or abstract composition which makes students to think, to plan, to be creative, to disco
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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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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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pop art - magazine collage examples

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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cylinder puppets

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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The Art of Eric Carle

The Art Of Eric Carle Here is a sample of paper collage, this is a great project to do with young children. I had the opportunity to present this project for the 1998 “Out of the Box, Children’s Festival” in Brisbane, Australia. Cate Fowler, the Director of the 1998 Festival commissioned me to create an activity to offer to young children involving the Art of Eric Carle. It took me months to create
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Textile Puppets – The Art of Eric Carle

We’ve been busy filming videos Just a note to let everybody know that we have been busy filming videos. There will be two new videos that will appear on YouTube: “Textile Puppets” and “The Art of Eric Carle“. There is also a short video on Textile Painting – Calico bags, (pictured) To find more out more information go to our Tutorials page (Registration required) If you are registe
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