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The enchanted garden

Conversations in the classroom
Encourage students’ 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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Children and their Art

Children and their Art

I could write for years about my experience teaching art to young children. I have been fascinated by children’s visual language, their imagination, their bold approach to art and by their endless creativity. Here I present a video to tell the story how this passion for advocating Art Education for young children began and why I began Brava Art Press, the website that I have created to give back to educators and pare
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Papier Mache masks

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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Notes on Drawing by Raquel Redmond

Drawing is a skill that children can learn. In my experience of many years teaching art to children I came across to only two children that could draw in perfect perspective from observation or from memory, Fergus and James. Most of the 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, childr
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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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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. The video offers  children, teachers and parents the opportunity to enjoy a flexible and practical way to express with colour and to find out how to create “New”colour
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Watch one of our sample videos

Hi everyone, this is our first post for our new blog and to celebrate we want share one of our tutorials on creating a self portrait. The purpose of this blog will be to engage with you in the hope that we can join together and form a fun and inspiring community of like-minded people who share a love of art and education. Of course you can register with us and get all of our tutorials. This video was part of our R
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