The myth of mess: Thinking about messy visual arts experiences

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This article was recently published in KU Professional Learning Quarterly (April 2019 edition). The text of the article is reproduced here with permission from KU Children's Services. You can subscribe to and access issues of KU Quarterly online HERE. Messy art Do you love messy art making with children? When you see social media images … Continue reading The myth of mess: Thinking about messy visual arts experiences

A New Mindset: Building confidence to make and teach art.

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by Catherine Schwarz (Educational Leader / Teacher - One World for Children, Geelong, Victoria) and Dr. Gai Lindsay (University of Wollongong). Introduction Do you think you're artistic? Do you feel confident to support children's visual arts learning in early childhood settings? When it comes to planning visual arts learning experiences do you draw upon your … Continue reading A New Mindset: Building confidence to make and teach art.

Christmas arts and crafts: Tis the season to be jolly…..and the season to celebrate the capable child.

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by Dr. Gai Lindsay (Lecturer, B.Ed - The early Years, School of Education, University of Wollongong. This blog post provokes reflection about the rights of the child to offer alternatives to close-ended and limiting Christmas activities and gifts. The article provides a selection of ideas for quality Christmas visual arts and crafts learning experiences that … Continue reading Christmas arts and crafts: Tis the season to be jolly…..and the season to celebrate the capable child.