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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. We find in architecture many aspects that can be explored like patterns, lines, shapes textures, building materials like glass, steel and concrete. In many instances there is a connection between architecture and nature for example the Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona Sp
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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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Folding Architecture – Paper Construction

A fun lesson to learn and to have fun creating and experimenting with paper and lots of imagination. This lesson on paper construction is ideal for students to create, to experiment and to use their imagination working with paper. Students are encouraged  to make flat shapes and lines, and to transform them into 3D shapes, by folding, gluing and fastening with staples or tape. It also offers the opportunity to create
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Wrap around, wrap around: Sticks, yarns and fun

Primary/Elementary/Early Childhood A fun activity to do at the end of the year or any time. Going for a treasure hunt in the garden is something young children love. My two and half years old granddaughter loves to come with me when I invite her to go for a treasure hunt, so this activity can be adjusted to different age groups. I found that wrapping around sticks with yarns is a meditative activity that results on t
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Collage – Matisse Paper Cuts

Inspired on the beautiful paper cuts that Matisse created in his old years and the experience of seen the exhibition of his Collages at the Museum of Morden Art, MOMA, New York, in December last year. This project involves painting, colour mixing and creating a collage inspired on Nature. Students learn how to mix colours using the primary colours plus black and white, how to apply paint onto paper with rollers, how
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Colour Mixing – Painting a Landscape with Complementary Colours

Discovering Colour From a very young age children love to experiment with colour. For young students, colour is a source of fascination, mixing colours, unlocking colours, discovering and experimenting is a kind of magic that children love. This new upcoming video on the Brava Art Press Youtube channel offers  children, teachers and parents the opportunity to enjoy a flexible and practical way to express with colour
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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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