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It’s hard to make time for reflection, but here are a few questions to help you make the most of it.

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An easily accessible engaging activity for when you want to have fun with students on limited art supplies.

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Some ideas to get you rolling.

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Craving a little more Hockney

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Can you think of anything missing from the list

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What was your best shot of 2017

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ATOM are looking for someone to come on board.

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Adrian hearing about the upcoming NGV Triennial at the teachers briefing. Weeks away from opening. @ National Gallery of Victoria

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Adrian hearing about the upcoming NGV Triennial at the teachers briefing. Weeks away from opening.

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Laura and Steve popped into the House of Mirrors after popping into Testing Grounds. @ Arts Centre Melbourne

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Laura and Steve popped into the House of Mirrors after popping into Testing Grounds.

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This could be a good activity for exploring identity/community.

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Adrian attended The House of Vans auction at the North Melbourne Meat Market last Friday evening. All footwear were painted by celebrity skateboard riders. @ North Melbourne Meatmarket

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Adrian attended The House of Vans auction at the North Melbourne Meat Market last Friday evening. All footwear were painted by celebrity skateboard riders.

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Some example of strong composition.

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Some example of strong composition.

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Councillors Leonie, Steve and Laura out celebrating the TAP2018 Ebb and Flow exhibition with Kate Coleman. @ Melbourne Graduate School of Education

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Councillors Leonie, Steve and Laura out celebrating the TAP2018 Ebb and Flow exhibition with Kate Coleman.

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If you’re got time this weekend, here’s a less known snapshot of history shared by artist Peta Clancy.

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Drawing can be such an important part of thinking.

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ArtEdVic Councillor Leah Murphy enjoying Creative Educators with Nic Plowman. @ National Gallery of Victoria

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ArtEdVic Councillor Leah Murphy enjoying Creative Educators with Nic Plowman.

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Councillors Adrian and Steve catching up with Gina Panebianco st the SLAWA exhibition and Creative Women series.

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Councillors Adrian and Steve catching up with Gina Panebianco st the SLAWA exhibition and Creative Women series.

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Cassie Byrnes and Laura Jocic discussing textiles as part of Creative Women in Conversation.

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Cassie Byrnes and Laura Jocic in Creative Women in Conversation

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To our VCE educators, If you can spare some time add your voice. This link is for teachers to provide feedback on the examinations. It is the evidence based feedback that the VCAA uses to develop the examinations for the following year.

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It’s that heavy duty time of the year. Can you identify with any of these characters

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A very different way to sculpt.

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Well done Ford! It’d be great to see more of this!

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Just like clockwork.

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What ways have been effective for advocating for the arts in your community

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Yep, another year has passed! What a great opportunity to connect up and celebrate the end of the year. This year we'll be throwing our EOY party at Testing Grounds with some art, music, and refreshments. Testing Grounds is a temporary space for creative practices encompassing art, performance and design conveniently located in the Arts Precinct behind the Arts Centre and NGV in Southbank. We'd love to have you there. It will be a great chance to meet with other members, ArtEdVic councillors, and some of our partners. We've also got a few exciting announcements for 2018. So come along and bring a friend.

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Come along next week and connect with other artist/educators.

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What combinations would you make

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Are you participating in VCE Art or Studio Arts in 2018 We'd love to help you get the most out of your studies.

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Hyperreal, hyper-amazing line up of artists, just a weekend trip away.

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Some good ideas on advocacy.

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A great idea for exploring 3D shapes and net making.

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Finger painting meets photography.

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How do you understand children’s drawings

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Another interesting technique for ceramics.

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A few artists demonstrating some of the potential of a STEAM approach.

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Pop up cards are a great way to learn a few mathematic concepts along with creating a thing of beauty.

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What do your students make when given gold metallic paint

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Some food for thought.

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Looking for a holiday hobby

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What a delightful approach!

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They’re a little blocky, but still impressive if you’ve ever tried to build anything in Minecraft.

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Piecing a Picasso together.

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Fascinating! Terracotta pots used a drought fighting technology in the developing world.

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Did your favourites make the list

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A fun, non-conventional approach to decorating ceramics for an interesting result.

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An inquiry into how we (as Australians) can better address issues facing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities.

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A few names you might be familiar with. Intriguing work!

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Amazing news! Congratulations to the Namatjira family.

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An interesting insight into the mind of the artist.

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We’ve got 4 complementary passes for the Creative Educators up for grabs this Saturday (10-2pm). The first four people to respond in the comments posting a portrait that is the most memorable for them to win. Go! Go! Go! 😁

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Lotte, from Northcote Primary School is a powerful advocate for the visual arts. Good to know our future is in great hands.

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Lotte, from Northcote Primary School is a powerful advocate for the visual arts. Good to know our future is in great hands.

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For the next time a student asks..

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Could you see your students enjoying making some of these What else could you use to make the impression

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A delightful exploration of line and shape.

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What do you notice about your students approaches to creativity

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Stunning examples of statues come to life.

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Hannah Quinlivan’s current exhibition Traveling Light, a stunning exploration of movement. @hannahquinlivan

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What creative learning strategies can really help our students get further ahead

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Such beautiful texture! Has anyone done something similar with students

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The Young Archies are on show at the moment up at the AGNSW. ABC Arts caught up with a few of the young artists.

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Steve met up today with Vanja to get some very exciting 2018 plans happening...stay tuned!

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Steve met up today with Vanja to get some very exciting 2018 plans happening...stay tuned!

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There’s still time to book your spot in this informative sessions!

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An opportunity to workshop with the talented artist/educator Nic Plowman and to be inspired by the collection at the National Gallery of Victoria

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Great news for the Australian arts community! Thanks Qantas.

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Putting yourselves into the picture.

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Do you enjoy a game with beautiful artwork Are you wondering what careers your students might be able to use their creativity This might be the event for you.

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Wanting to deepen your understanding of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists Join us at the NGV this Sunday.

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We’re yet to try it out in the Australian setting, but this looks like a great app for making information on art more accessible.

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A bit of psychology to you understand the way you see the world.

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Get ready for some road tripping. Finally some great news from the NGA.

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A big thank you to the 25 amazing educators that came last term to consider how we can improve critical and creative thinking through the visual arts. It was a great day.

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A couple of shots from our Critical and Creative Thinking PD at MUMA.

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There’s still time to register for the Illuminating Australian Art session with Patrick Pound at the NGV this Sunday.

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How social media is influencing the way we view art.

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A very different creative expression.

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A great lineup for provocation and discussion coming up next week.

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Some STEAM challenges from Ben over at Fizzics Education. A great post to share with your colleagues!

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Some more news from the NGA.

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Teaching can be a demanding profession, make sure you take some time these holidays to be kind to yourself.

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Term 3 complete! Did it seem like a longer, tougher term to anyone else We thank you for your dedication to instilling creativity for life into the lives of young Victorians and hope you enjoy the break!

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Another compelling argument for the importance of the arts...for the next time you need one.

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Wow! These look like they would have been a lot of fun to make.

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Forget statue selfies, we're now on a mission for an art doppelgängers. Got one of your own to share

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Been to Hokusai but still wanting more

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Looking for a good design activity to put the A in STEM Check out the Games and Apps Challenge if you haven't already.

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Vincent has long left town, but we thought this was way too valuable not to share. #STEAM

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A few good ideas in this article.

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Something you might want to share with your community.

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Entertaining the senses through art.

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We are gutted to hear of this loss at our National Gallery. Our cultural life and identity will suffer as a direct result.

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Councillors Ruth and Steve becoming modern at the Illuminating Australian Art series.

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Councillors Ruth and Steve becoming modern at the Illuminating Australian Art series.

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Are you heading to the Nurturing Creativity Zart Art Conference tomorrow Come say hi to our councillors, but be quick, the first ten will score an ArtEdVic tote bag!

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Are you heading to the Nurturing Creativity Zart Art Conference tomorrow Come say hi to our councillors, but be quick, the first ten will score an ArtEdVic tote bag!

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If you enjoyed Aardmans at ACMI, but also dig the surreal, this clip is for you.

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Steve took some time to stop and listen to voices in TELL. A very special exhibition as part of #bifb2017

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Steve took some time to stop and listen to voices in TELL. A very special exhibition as part of #bifb2017

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Charlotte Day giving a guided floor talk for Future Eaters with art educators as part of the Critical and Creative Thinking PD.

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Charlotte Day giving a guided floor talk for Future Eaters with art educators as part of the Critical and Creative Thinking PD.

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Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) session with Melissa Bedford at MUMA as part of the Critical and Creative Thinking PD.

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Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) session with Melissa Bedford at MUMA as part of the Critical and Creative Thinking PD.

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If you haven't booked in already, there's still space! Come join us this Friday.

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The new CCS Vision Pack cards arrived today. Steve is looking forward to getting them into participants hands at the MUMA Critical and Creative Thinking PD on Thursday.

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The new CCS Vision Pack cards arrived today. Steve is looking forward to getting them into participants hands at the MUMA Critical and Creative Thinking PD on Thursday.

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Keen to develop your knowledge of Australian art The National Gallery of Victoria has the perfect short course coming up.

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We're enjoying our new website and get the feeling you are too. A massive congratulations to Principle Design for taking out Gold and Silver at the 2017 Melbourne Design Awards. What a great team to work with!

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Some great thinking points on how to get the most out of your students.

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A nice piece of advocacy here from earlier on in the year.

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Which category would you enter

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We love our artist quotes...sometimes they're not legit. :(

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For all our Koorie and Victorian based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators and students. You don't want to miss this opportunity!

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More robot art.

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How fun would this be for teaching students colour

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New tech with stunning results, also great pieces for exploring the Elements of Art.

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Been meaning to check out the Aardman exhibition at ACMI Book your spot for next Friday and join us for a champagne as we consider how we might use it to support visual arts education.

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A powerful reminder of the importance of art

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I taught them...they just never learned.

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Are your students literate in body language

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Take your blind drawings to the next level!

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A few more techniques to try out with your photography students.

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Museums instead of statues

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Light painting is lot of fun and a great introduction to 3D work in virtual reality.

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How to inspire deeper thinking and learning through questioning.

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What a brilliant example of an arts show.

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Every day, illustrator Maria Fabrizio wakes up and creates an editorial illustration based on one of the day's headlines.

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Steve down at Ballarat checking out the #bifb2017 with Catherine Read from Shepparton Art Museum

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Steve down at Ballarat checking out the #bifb2017 with Catherine Read from SAM.

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A very inspirational artist

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Some insider tips to amp up your creativity.

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Some great suggestions for your next photography lesson.

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Destructive becomes creative in this artist's approach.

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Bored moments on the job leading to playful creations.

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Wanting to introduce students to sculpture without the OHS nightmares Soap carving might be your answer.

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Artworks that you may or may not be talking about with your students.

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What feedback would've you given to these young artists

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Add this one to your library list!

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Heading overseas soon You might just time it perfectly for one of these exhibitions.

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Some interesting suggestions for engaging in stronger partnerships with families and caregivers.

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Who was your most influential teacher What have they inspired in you

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Brooklyn-based filmmaker Guy Kozak is launching a little project called Picture Show, offering intimate video profiles of artists in and out of their studios.

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Hypnotic hi-res gifs that explore form, colour, movement and repetition.

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How do you manage expectations about creativity with your students

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Can you think of any artist that didn't make the list

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The creative life story on Culture Victoria has a good range of artworks that help to tell the Victorian narrative. Perfect for making cross curriculum connections.

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Learn how one man's passion for fashion and concern for the environment led to an innovative idea.

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A great application of Tilt Brush in VR.

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How the visual arts are helping doctors think in more complex ways.

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Are you a teacher who has a visual arts practice We would love to celebrate your work at the fringe show for TAP Teacher As Practitioner / Teacher Artmaker Project

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How many of these would your students recognise

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You can't judge a book by its cover, but you may not get past it with these playful animations.

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Reenacting artworks can be a great way to understand them.

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We're more than sure this wouldn't make the OHS guidelines at schools, but would still be a fun addition to the home studio.

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Explore the Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art at Heide Museum of Modern Art through a special series of art making workshops to enrich your teaching and learning program.

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What a great way to explore food choices.

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Anyone have a story about using light to make artworks with students

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Some great ideas and tips for teaching printmaking.

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Here is a great provocation for discussion. What are your students thoughts

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What a great project to get students exploring the past and considering the development and role of culture while still using their imagination.

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Gratitude is key to a strong mental game. Yayao Ma Van As celebrates those moments through her illustrations.

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With news of Charlottesville hitting the world, it could be a good time to explore Australia's dark history and our continuing struggle in determining an inclusive identity with your students.

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A wave frozen in time in this impressive sculpture.

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The Art Gallery of Ballarat is looking for someone to join the Gallery team.

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Wanting to begin or expand on your side hustle

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The split second sculptural art of the ocean.

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Another way of removing evidence of the artist's hand.

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The arts has a vital role through the playful development of purpose and identity.

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Influential on the big screen, now resigned to the studio. What has Jim Carey been up to

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Looking for an idea to take your inquiry to the next level

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An interesting take on photo manipulation that might have impressed Philippe Halsman and Salvador Dali.

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Playfulness, it's intrinsically driven and difficult to plan for, but essential for fostering creativity.

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If you haven't already, make your way to down to Federation Square Atrium to check out this pop up exhibition.

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People will be able to interact with artworks while commuting around the city though this initiative from Heide.

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An inspiring reminder from Jacqui about the value of art making.

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What an absolute character!

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Looking for a way to bring your VCE studies to life

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Councillors Steve and Ruth at the iii STEAM conference @ Kingswood Primary School

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Councillors Steve and Ruth at the iii STEAM conference

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Wondering what a STEAM approach might look like as a career in Melbourne This annual exhibition celebrates those working in the feild. Check out the website for more programming and resources. https://wehi.edu.au/artofscience

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Art of Science at the Fed Square Atrium, demonstrating how the two disciplines can overlap. For more info visit https://wehi.edu.au/artofscience

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Art of Science at the Fed Square Atrium, demonstrating how the two disciplines can overlap. For more info visit https://wehi.edu.au/artofscience

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Remember to claim your ArtEdVic membership fee in your tax return. Here's a poster from the ATO to help you with the other parts. See an accountant if you need more help.

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It seems like some individual creativity may have been lost in the approach, but the article raises some interesting questions about artistic skill.

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Tell us about how your school embraces the arts to improve learning.

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Don't miss this FREE event from ACCA - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

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Post 2017 AGM celebrations. Welcoming in the new council, talking with members, and catching up with Life Members. @ The Duke

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Post 2017 AGM celebrations. Welcoming in the new council, talking with members, and catching up with Life Members.

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Shots from our AGM last Thursday thank you to everyone who made it out or tuned in via the Google Hangout. We're very excited for the year ahead! @ The Duke

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Shots from our AGM last Thursday thank you to everyone who made it out or tuned in via the Google Hangout. We're very excited for the year ahead!

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A very playful use of typography.

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Photos from the curator talk in Every brilliant eye of the 1990s at the National Gallery of Victoria

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Join us live 7.15-8.30pm tonight for the AGM

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Some great examples of negative space.

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What do your students think of these playful takes on the mundane

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Celebrating Adrian's opening night. Welcome back and well done!

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Maarten Bass is a great artist for exploring the concept of time. You may have seen Grandfather clock at the NGV https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/118066/

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Using the arts as a way to explore mathematics in the move towards a STEAM approach.

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Be inspired by Melbourne designer and illustrator Alice Oehr to explore fresh and contemporary approaches to portraiture, vessel design and collage for the classroom.

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Can't make it out to the AGM on Thursday night, but still want to participate Register to attend via Google Hangout here.

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What does a STEAM approach look like

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This would be amazing as a VR experience.

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What's you favourite book to share with students

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What collaborations have you engaged in with colleagues

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You job plays a vital role in the wellbeing of students...in case you were unsure.

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We will be enjoying this show with a curator talk on Thursday evening. Come join us https://aev.vic.edu.au/agm17

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Salvador Dali and Lewis Carroll, what a great collaboration!

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A good discussion starter with your students.

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Just for fun

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Will DNA be the next art medium

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Accidents gone right

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If an evening out wasn't appealing enough. Here's one of the lucky door prizes for the AGM. There's still time to RSVP https://aev.vic.edu.au/agm17

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We are very proud to announce that Adrian Montana, one of our councillors has a show opening Wednesday. If you get the chance come check it out.

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Here's a laugh to make your Friday go faster.

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Would you work with a robot

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Future Eaters is a great context for Critical and Creative Thinking. Find out more here https://aev.vic.edu.au/cctmuma

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Looking for a great resource for introducing animation to students ACMI have put together this resource for you focused around the Aardman exhibition.

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Sticks and stones...or typewriters

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We've all been stuck for ideas at one point or another

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We know the challenges of funding well. We are sad to hear of the loss of this cultural institution.

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Stretched canvases and stretched relationships

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Our AGM will begin with a curator talk at the NGV Australia. RSVP here https://aev.vic.edu.au/events/agm-2017/

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What do you do with students to create a more fuller arts experience

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Beautiful geographic comparison captured through photography

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Some helpful tips for helping your students write about their work

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A great question for your students

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Join us in the galleries at MUMA during Future Eaters and develop your skills in scaffolding deep conversations around contemporary art.Art Education Victoria (AEV) and Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) are collaborating to deliver a program focussed on the intrinsic links between Critical and Creative Thinking and the Visual Arts.Galleries and art classrooms present an ideal context for students to develop skills in problem-solving and critical reflection. The program will unpack the links between the Critical and Creative Thinking and Visual Arts curricula, exploring how each can support the other.Throughout the day teachers will explore a range of renowned research-based strategies including Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) and Artful Thinking developed at MOMA and Harvard University.

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Do you enjoy a good double exposure

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Have you drawn on artists within your community

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Robots appreciating the time to sketch before taking over the world

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What might STEAM look like This...

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Grab out your scissors and your glue...a brief exploration of collage

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"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." - Albert Einstein

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"Spend enough time in a state of frenetic shallowness and you permanently reduce your capacity to perform deep work."

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You are warmly invited to our 2017 annual general meeting.The evening will kick off at NGV Australia (Federation Square) with a tour of Every brilliant eye: Australian art of the 1990s. We will then head across the road to The Duke or the annual general meeting, drinks, nibbles and networking.Come along and see what Art Education Victoria has achieved over the past year, made possible by the support of our members, partners and sponsors. Hear from the 2016-17 council, celebrate with friends and colleagues, and make new connections. Play your part in electing the 2017-18 council (click here to find out more about nominating for council or a committee).All those in the art education community are welcome. Members of Art Education Victoria can vote.

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When art and sport mix

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An interesting piece for exploring the ethical perspective within the visual arts

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Nightmares do come true sometimes too

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Have you been watching the transformation of Art Education Victoria and considering a greater involvement

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A good clip to explore social and emotional awareness expressed through the elements and principles of art

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Is this just an awkward phase in our development with technology or are we evolving into different creatures

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Adding a greater sense of depth to Van Gogh's master pieces

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Some job opportunities opening up at Creative Victoria

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Got a photo of a playful interaction with public sculpture that can top these ones

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How do you foster curiosity through the visual arts

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You'd never be short of inspiration in this library

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An global perspective on colour

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Brush making is a great way to connect students with place and develop a deeper consideration to their practice

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A novel idea for sneaking in some painting while you're on the go

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A good read for all our artist teachers

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Some straightforward advice on creativity

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If -5 temperatures don't scare you, this might be a job for you.

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This should help you relax into holiday mode

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Check out some of these amazing sculptures from The Museum of Everything currently showing at MONA.

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Term 2 done and done! A massive thank you to all our hard working educators helping to inspire creativity in the lives of young people across Victoria. Enjoy the break!

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Computers making dinosaur art out of plants. The future is in good hands.

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Bookmark this one for the holidays

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Something to keep in mind for your obsessive doodlers

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Huge congratulations to all of the artists who exhibited their work in Top Arts 2017. Today Penny got down to the Macquarie Group People’s Choice awards where some big, generous cheques were getting handed out and a lovely morning tea was served. While she was there ran into KickstArt presenters Lana, Morgan, and Cameron. Congratulations to Rukaya Salum Ali-Springle on the 2017 People’s Choice and all other award recipients! @ NGV Australia: The Ian Potter Centre

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Huge congratulations to all of the artists who exhibited their work in Top Arts 2017. Today Penny got down to the Macquarie Group People’s Choice awards where some big, generous cheques were getting handed out and a lovely morning tea was served. While she was there ran into KickstArt presenters Lana, Morgan, and Cameron. Congratulations to Rukaya Salum Ali-Springle on the 2017 People’s Choice and all other award recipients!

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Who's your top pick

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Looking for some holiday reading

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Hopefully another small but significant step towards a greater recognition of our First Nations Peoples

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Not just another face in the crowd

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Taking art on the road. Would you get your bus licence for this

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More on Vincent

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Do you think the education system in Australia provides enough opportunity for creativity

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Hi! Kate here, just thought I'd share this awesome event coming up at the VCA in July :)Some Artists & Philosophers Walked into a Room... One-Day SymposiumThe Victorian College of the Arts would like to invite to an insightful symposium with leading local and international philosophers, visual artists, academics and experts.Theme: A work might be experienced in numerous ways—in person, online, across multiple versions, as a record, diagram, report, description, witness account, podcast, video, plan, remix, or even as a scalable aggregate of elements. Perhaps, once we consider the world of a work of art as a constellation of elements, the indeterminacy of art is given a more conspicuous materiality. Where is a work of art Is there an optimum or primary point of entry into a work of artChairs: Sean Lowry (VCA) and Jenny McMahon (University of Adelaide)Presenters/Commentators:Prof Barbara Bolt, Dr Elizabeth Burns Coleman, Dr Edward Colless, Dr Cate Consandine, Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, Associate Prof Justin Clemens, Prof Cynthia Freeland, Vanessa Godden, Dr Andrew Goodman, Prof Paul Guyer, Raafat Ishak, Dr Kate Just, Dr Tessa Laird, Claire Lambe, Dr Sean Lowry, Associate Prof David Macarthur, Prof Mohan Matthen, Prof Jennifer A. McMahon, Rowan McNaught, Dr Michael Newall, Associate Prof James Phillips, Lisa Radford, Dr Geoff Robinson, Dr Kiron Robinson, Dr Bernhard Sachs, Dr David Sequeira, Dr Robert Sinnerbrink, Daniel von Sturmer, and Sophie TakáchThe event is co-organised by the Victorian College of the Arts and Artsense.When: Tuesday 11 July, 2017 9.30am – 5.00pmWhere: Federation Hall Grant Street, SouthbankSymposium schedule: Available online here http://vca-mcm.unimelb.edu.au/eventsid=1489Registrations: This is a free event, however bookings are essential. Please register via Eventbright

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Jogging your persistent memory

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Striking light paintings created with simple household items

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"Not just more art education, but an incorporation of artistic approaches into the education we already have."

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Have you explored perceptual art with your students Tell us about it!

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Artshub on creativity in schools

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Looking for a little more of yourself

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Looking for a provocation for debate with students

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An easier way to take art on the road

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A quick run through of different painting techniques

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A brilliant article on an important topic for artist teachers...also, an exceptional exhibition!

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Unconventional medium, beautiful result!

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See the world through Van Gogh's eyes

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What has Van Gogh inspired in your community

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Anyone attempted Lego constructions similar to this with students

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Some photos from @heidemoma today and the Sensory learning PD. Well done to Rebecca Knaggs and the Carlys for a fantastic day! Look out for a repeat session in September if you missed this opportunity!! @ Heide Museum of Modern Art

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Some photos from @heidemoma today and the Sensory learning PD. Well done to Rebecca Knaggs and the Carlys for a fantastic day! Look out for a repeat session in September if you missed this opportunity!!

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This could make for a great collaborative artwork

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Our new brand and website by Principle Design has been shortlisted for the Melbourne Design Awards. Help us out by giving us a rating.

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Now for a break from reality

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What's the most inventive way you've seen paint applied

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Some people feel the rain; others just get wet. — Roger Miller

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How do you explore the use of light with your students

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Here it is! Innovation and creativity. Inquiry into innovation and creativity: workforce for the new economy

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What a great initiative!

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What scenes are created in your mind when you see colours

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This Wednesday there is a free one-day symposium presenting new perspectives on the National Gallery of Victoria’s Art School: Academia and Bohemia: New Perspectives on the National Gallery SchoolFederation Hall, Grant Street VCA Wednesday 21 June, 2017 10:30am - 6:30pmYou are invited to hear a group of experts, including Michael Varcoe- Cocks, Professor Catherine Speck, Dr Stephen Mead, Dr Bronwyn Hughes, Alex Ellem, Associate Professor Alison Inglis, Annelies Van de Ven, and David Belzycki, discuss different aspects of the history of this remarkable Art School, focusing on its early years from 1867 to World War One.Many luminaries of Australian art history were students or teachers at the School during this time – including Eugene von Guerard, George Folingsby, Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Jane Sutherland, Frederick McCubbin, Bernard Hall, Rose MacPherson (Margaret Preston), Hugh Ramsay, among others.The links between the National Gallery School and Melbourne’s lively bohemian culture will be a major theme of the symposium, with the keynote lecture on the famous “9 by 5 Impression Exhibition” of 1889 being presented by Terence Lane, an acknowledged expert in this field, and former Senior Curator of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Victoria.After the keynote address, from 6.30-7.30 pm, there will be refreshments in the Margaret Lawrence Gallery at the VCA, with Fiona Gruber in conversation with Elizabeth Gower, and a viewing of 9 X 5 NOW Exhibition.This symposium is organised by the Australian Institute of Art History (AIAH) in the Faculty of Arts in collaboration with the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), as part of the celebrations in honour of the 150th anniversary of the Victorian College of the Arts.Free, but bookings are required. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/art150-9-x-5-symposium-tickets-34560956752aff=FacultySite

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How do you include performance art in your practice

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Some fun modern recreations

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We'd love to see some more digital art in next years TopArts

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For the next time you're looking for inspiration for sculptures

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Do your students use their sketchbooks in other areas of the school

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A fun take on portraiture

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Lunch boxes gone wild

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A fun starting point for colour theory

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Art Education Victoria Councillor Rohan Schwartz is exhibiting in this important VCA alumni 9x5 show

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Constable would be in his element

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If you're looking for a good reason to visit Canberra, we've got one right here

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A great project with fantastic results

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What a great idea! Anyone keen to try it out in Term 3

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An cutting observation of social media

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Not quite a mantis shrimp, but still a pretty cool mutation

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Critical critical skills.

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If you or your students missed KickStArt 2017, but still want to hear from students about portfolios, then this might be for you.

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Some Richard Mosse inspired photography

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How do you talk about Australian history with students

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Wondering if this will be the direction Augmented Reality features will take in iOS 11

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Some fantastic visual metaphors that you could explore with students

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Some images from floor talk for #chromatopiaahistoryofcolour today. If you missed it, there's another next Saturday 2-4pm. For more info check out https://aev.vic.edu.au/events/chromatopia/

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Some images from floor talk for #chromatopiaahistoryofcolour today. If you missed it today, there is another next Saturday 2-4pm.

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A good read if you're planning on seeing Van Gogh this weekend

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Something quite wonderful is happening this year! Art education at the VCA is 150 years old.

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Is it ❤️ or 😡 for you

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How do you approach creativity

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How fit is your creative mindset

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It's that time of year again if you're an MTeach visual arts & design grad from Melbourne Graduate School of Education #TAP

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Got some let over googly eyes

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What artwork would you choose

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Next level balloon skills

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We're very excited about Teamlabs involvement in the first Triennial at National Gallery of Victoria

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Some ideas for teaching for addressing the full spectrum of student needs

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Definitely not a treat

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Turn your weird sketches into sketcher weirdness...next level machine learning.

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How do you help students believe themselves

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Songlines are a significant component for our First Nations Peoples

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Would you work out in The Great Hall

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Do you have any then & now photos of long ranging friendships

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A few minor tweaks to Google Art & Culture for a more immersive and informative experience

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Who has been the most significant influence on your teaching profession and how

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I'm sure we could find one closer to home, but still an interesting read

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Paola Balla talking about the stunning and significant exhibition, Sovereignty at ACCA - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

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Metro maps vs geography

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What designs would your students come up when asked to create a chair/stool

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The Zart Art Extra is out

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How do you imagine supreme beings

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Would you describe your students as strong critical thinkers

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Don't look at this post until after you've had breakfast

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Find out more about Shepparton Art Museum's director and curator Rebecca Coates

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Some behind the scenes images of "photography magic"

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One of our favourite questions at Art Education Victoria

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Good news for all your students who struggle to finish their work

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“There was an incident with a teacher and we had to draw ourselves and she gave us a black crayon instead of a brown crayon, and I was really upset”

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A very time consuming project, at least the clean up would be easy

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This might be a good introduction if you're planning a trip to National Gallery of Victoria to see Van Gogh

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By far one of the most engaging exhibitions for primary school students so much opportunity for creative thinking/response

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A fascinating exhibition on colour at Tacit Contemporary Art if you can make the time

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What are your thoughts on robot art

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Putting colour back into the past

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Get mesmerised by time a different device from an Apple Watch designer

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Do you use Project-Based Learning to teach art

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Some important considerations

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It's the perfect time of the year to make connections to the work of Andy Goldsworthy

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Creative thinking applied beyond visual art practice

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Science and art working together to capture the wonder of our universe

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A very playful take on the medium

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Absolutely fascinating mix of art and science

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Some comic relief from report writing

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How do you encourage critical thinking with your students

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Does anyone have a story to tell about the Sagrada Familia

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A few fun suggestions you might want to try out

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Not easy on the eye, but an interesting project

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Tell us your story, write for ARTicle!

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Some interesting questions around critical and creative thinking

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This exhibition may challenge the way you understand what it means to be an artist, what constitutes an artwork, and the role of a gallery space. Make sure you check it out.

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A fascinating video that unpacks de Kooning's artistic process

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Great to see MoMA celebrating the female contribution to abstract art through the exhibition Making Space

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An issue close to our hearts that speaks the same language

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Kate and Steve meeting this afternoon with the Education team at NGV about the up and coming Triennial. Very exciting! Watch this space.

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Kate and Steve meeting this afternoon with the Education team at NGV about the up and coming Triennial. Very exciting! Watch this space.

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Some apps and websites for your consideration

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More on the strange and unusual world of pigments

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Has anyone explored surrealism through collage similar to this

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Some slightly unorthodox techniques for absolutely delicious ceramic textures

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Deadly paint pigments you hopefully won't find in your art studios

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Anyone up for a road trip

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Have you ever mixed and named colours with students

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Some creative expression with text

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How do you collaborate with colleagues to support the creative development of students

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Would you agree that art is often the perfect voice for advocacy

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More on our favourite topic

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An inspiring idea for a design challenge

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Looking for something to take your students to the next level Come check out resources today!

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What a compelling use of virtual reality technology

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AEV's Jes and Steve checking out Joanna Buckley's The Light and the Ground in the glorious afternoon light.

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How do you facilitate a state of playfulness in the student's learning

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A novel way to explore street art

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An article to help with the definitions.

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When was the last time you used MS Paint

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How amazing does this soundAnother awesome event in the ART150 calendar that we helped to kickstart!The Victorian College of the Arts and the National Gallery of Victoria present a series of floor talks by eminent VCA Art staff including Su Baker, Jon Cattapan, Elizabeth Gower, Stieg Persson, Raafat Ishak, Kate Daw, Lou Hubbard, Bernhard Sachs, Cate Consandine and Jon Campbell.As both practicing artists and teachers, they will provide new insights and share their thoughts on iconic Australian works of art by National Gallery School and VCA Art alumni that are held in the NGV collection. Artists include Fred Williams, Howard Arkley, Sidney Nolan, Margaret Preston, John Brack, Noel Counihan, Rosslynd Piggott, Bertram Mackennal, Peter Booth, and Clarice Beckett, among others.

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Keep your eye out for these ones

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This could be a strong coding challenge for students around art

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How do you see your influence in the creative lives of your students

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Creating a vision of how things could be better

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Do any of these make your list

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Are you looking to expand your knowledge of networks and resources If so, check out our Links page.

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How will you be celebrating International Arts Education Week

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We will be having our own AGM coming up soon, but we thought we'd share that Art Education Australia is looking for nominations for their board.

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Is The Starry Night a source of inspiration for you too

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Art Education Victoria - You're invited!

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Does this change how you feel about 3D printers

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What's your schools approach to doodling

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For the science nerd within

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A special thank you to all the mothers out there that have nurtured and inspired our creative spirits

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Supporting conceptual understanding through conceptual art, a solid fit!

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Great social project with stunning results!

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Whiteley the movie is now out. Anyone been yet

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The arts now enriching the lives of pets in Europe. What are your thoughts

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Great news for teachers who use Google Earth for exploring landscapes and aerial photography

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Cause I'm a Minecraft kid living in Minecraft world

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How often do these questions guide your student's learning

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In a similar vein to Salvador Dali, Cass sculpts using time and space.

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An interesting view, drawing insight from some real talent.

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An unusual approach with a stunning result.

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What would you do if your school was taken over by robots

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Some thinking around identity in art

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Some more inspiration for your next ceramics class

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The question that drives our organisation

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Van Gogh, Degas, Klimt, and Monet, all artists you'll find for free

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Pillows that get to sleep in long after you've dragged yourself off to work might be fun take on sketching

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Would this capture the attention of any of your students

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Geography by renowned artworks. Nice!

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A #STEAM touch to achieving some magical images

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A nice way to combine an appreciation for the natural world and colour theory

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When art is in aid of a spiritual practices

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Stunning carpet of flowers mirror the beautiful blue sky above, Van Gogh would be beside himself

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A beautiful social project exploring the diverse palette skin tones of humanity

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Looking for something to transform your weekend

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Steve popped down to Birrarung Marr today for the #artslearningfestival plenty of weaving opportunities! Well done #isv @ Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

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Steve popped down to Birrarung Marr today for the #artslearningfestival plenty of weaving opportunities! Well done #isv

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Great project for a great cause

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Play is for grown ups too

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Reimagining fictional characters as celebrities

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Temporary guerrilla public art

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Looking for resources to appropriately explore the diversity of our First Nations peoples Check out this absolute pearler of a resource!

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Checking out the exhibition of design artworks, all part of the #artslearningfestival at Federation Square

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Checking out the exhibition of design artworks, all part of the #artslearningfestival

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Some sound advice for our VCE students

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What a novel idea for exploring visualisation with students

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Some change is brewing, what are your thoughts

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A refresher on Degas

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Some very playful designs that could be a good provocation for collage

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This would be a great starting point for examining science learning content such as the human impact on the environment

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We'd all know at least one student who would love this

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Fancy a walk down a line timeline

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A brilliant exploration of form over function and a 'what if...' scenario

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“Figuring out answers by manipulating materials is what we’re supposed to do, we’re not born to sit in chairs and have information told to us.”

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Have you used maps as an art form with students before

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Art can often provide a refuge for the trouble mind, here are some ideas for formalising support

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Van Gogh spotted around Melbourne

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Looking for an easy way to build on your skills or knowledge check these out

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Marion and Steve enjoy some Van Gogh after a fantastic Teacher Preview. Well done to the Education Team!

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Marion and Steve enjoy some Van Gogh after a fantastic Teacher Preview. Well done to the Education Team!

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If you weren't already getting excited for it...

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Our president Steve Marks losing himself in the #houseofmirrors hopefully he'll find a way out.

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Our president Steve Marks losing himself in the #houseofmirrors hopefully he'll find a way out.

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Secondary teachers working with Hilary Senhanli from Inspiring Fun on Critical and Creative Thinking in the Visual Art at Bendigo.

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Secondary teachers working with Hilary Senhanli from Inspiring Fun on Critical and Creative Thinking in the Visual Art at Bendigo.

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Reflective masterpieces that would have made M.C. Escher marvel

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Does you school community share your understanding of creativity

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Another interesting discussion starter for your students

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"Why are we so naturally attracted to the idea of creativity, but so often fail to think and act creatively 'Come to the edge' and find out." Larry Robertson

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How do you manage painting with your students http://ow.ly/LVok30b5m3P

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A beautiful project that illustrates that measures life through the tiny changes captured with photography

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The infinite world within worlds

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Stunning light paintings taking the art form to the next level.

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How does creativity shape your perception

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We've all seen the hand activity, here's taking the same idea to the next level.

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Oldie but a goodie. How composition assists the narrative.

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A very interesting article and ripe for debate about artist intent.

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Looking for something to provide a break from the paints

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With NAPLAN around the corner here's another sobering article about its potential cost on creativity.

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We have plenty of PD opportunities coming up in May. Come have a look and see if there is something that would meet your needs.

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Dark Mofo is on in under a month. Are any Victorians planning on making the journey down

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An artist’s perspective in attempts for social change.

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A delightful take on public art and a project that could really inspire your students to a collaborative piece.

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A sense of humour brings these classical artworks to life with a quirk.

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A grate idea for secondary students leading up to Lino printmaking

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How do you provide time and space for your students to reflect on their own development

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Some great ideas for sharing with parents. http://ow.ly/4BFl30aKMQk

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Impromptu public art with an important social message.

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A unique approach to street photography meets portraiture. http://ow.ly/AVoi30aKMqN

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When musical notation becomes a work of art. http://ow.ly/1gJm30aMvQm

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A great example of how we might respond to artists in our own artworks. http://ow.ly/ZKoq30aMuKq

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A beautiful international invitation to exhibit

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How would your students go with a set of these paints

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Stunning explorations of colour, space, and light. Anyone completed similar work with students http://ow.ly/Qyuf30aKKIv

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How one discipline can inform the other to find deeper understandings. http://ow.ly/lkmK30aH6s3

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Ai Weiwei talks about his art and upcoming exhibitions that shed a light on the global issues of seeking refuge.

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A stunning example of a #STEAM approach to understanding and communicating the natural world http://ow.ly/yGYk30aMuAp

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A fascinating project capturing the child's world. http://ow.ly/8WnA30aMups

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Get onboard! Could make for a fantastic collaboration.

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How amazing is this When long pants and covered shoes are a prerequisite for an art installation - good things are going to happen!Treatment Flightlines is a public art project that makes innovative connections. Through sight, sound, smell, community, performance, film, photography, sculpture and installation take a bio-diverse journey around the Western Treatment Plant, for almost 130 years and still evolving, one of Melbourne's most critical infrastructures.Artists: Maree Clarke, Zoe Bastin, Louis Helbig, Fiona Hillary, Lyndal Jones, Ash Keating, Shaun McLeod, Olivia Millard and Peter Fraser, Zoe Scoglio, Amanda ShoneCurator: Cameron BishopArtistic Director: David CrossNOTE: Please ensure to bring bottled water as well as long pants and covered shoes that MUST be worn at all times on ALL parts of the plant tour

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A fun and imaginative use of materials. http://ow.ly/lxus30aH67G

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A playful digital collaboration with and interesting result. http://ow.ly/asd630aGarR

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Kate and Steve down at Melbourne University hearing from Julia Morris about the #STEAM agenda

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Kate and Steve down at Melbourne University hearing from Julia Morris about the #STEAM agenda

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Anyone worked with students using felting as a medium http://ow.ly/W78F30aEzhe

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Is this an example of a STEAM approach at its most functional state http://ow.ly/5YeV30aCRiz

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If you're lucky to have Fridays off you might be interested in this opportunity.

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Ordinary objects + musical parts = creative artworks that can be played

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Looking for a meaningful use for your artistic skills #theunmissables project connects artists with families of missing persons to humanize images and bring awareness to the front of people's minds.

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A fun way to explore how one art form informs another. http://ow.ly/M6Qd30aDYeX

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A magical world created in stop animation of light and simple materials. http://ow.ly/GGup30aCcsw

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What are your secrets for avoiding museum fatigue

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A great way to explore with students about place and time. http://ow.ly/gUSj30aC5Ne

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Another great free resource for students to gain access to the past. http://ow.ly/xECb30aC5W9

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Dreamscape or a nightmare We're not too sure about the learning intention on this tutorial.

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Stunning up cycle of magnificent books. http://ow.ly/8jZb30aDXSp

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Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity!!

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How do you support students to be more independent in their visual arts practice http://ow.ly/w0CU30aDToq

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How much time do your students get to engage in the arts

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An interesting read on art appreciation.

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A great way to explore with students about place and time. http://ow.ly/gUSj30aC5Ne

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Are we all 'creative' and what can we do to ensure that we remain innovative into adulthood http://ow.ly/jIaS30aBDqD

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Hi it's Kate Coleman! Sharing the extended call for presentations for WAAE- It would be great to see some Victorian art educators sharing practice

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Looking for a holiday to do list Look no further.

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Steve is down at the Bendigo Art Gallery ahead of our PD we'll be holding on the 27th of April. Happy 130th!

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Steve is down at the Bendigo Art Gallery ahead of our PD we'll be holding on the 27th of April. Happy 130th!

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A short list of significant street art around Melbourne.

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The joy of creative self expression is essential to life.

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Looking for ways to support the development of creativity in your students

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What are your thoughts on a STEAM approach

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How do you educate your students about First Nation People's art and culture

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Looking for an alternative to Pinterest in the next 7 days Perhaps Pocket could be a solution.https://getpocket.com

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Is light something you talk about with your students

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Tell me these aren't three things that you want for your students.

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What a great culture jam!

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VCAA Current professional learning opportunities for Term 2 can be found at: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/foundation10/viccurriculum/viccurr-proflearn.aspx There is also a Koorie Cross-Curricular Protocols for Victorian Government Schools session - be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom :)

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An extremely interesting example of STEAM.

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Full spectrum learning is essential for a quality, enriched education.

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An outstanding use of technology creates an amazing visual effect.

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What a great assignment to set!

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Some fantastic images for exploring artistic expression of emotions.

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Our sponsor 3 Ravens Brewery is holding a festival on the first weekend of the holidays! Come celebrate or recuperate from the term with a brew of either variety. :D

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Blindside gallery will be having an educator professional development day on the 8 April about alternative gallery settings and their current exhibition.

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Musée de la civilisation are helping to find your statue doppelgänger.

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An interesting debate around voice and perspectives.

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Artist manages to capture through sculpture exactly how educators feel at the end of the school term.

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Didn't get enough of David Hockney at the National Gallery of Victoria Check out his exhibition at the Tate

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A very important aspect to creative practice.

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Art Education Victoria has partnered with Bendigo Art Gallery to present an exciting hands-on program focusing on the F-10 Curriculum Critical and Creative Capacities with workshops for both primary and secondary teachers.

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What are some of your secrets for creating a culture of creativity

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How are you with your code

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It's strange what the white box will do to people's perception.

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How good are your paper skills

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If you haven't already, make the most of the Arts Learning Festival coming up in May.

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A stunning animation that dissolves time using whiteout, ink and coffee...sounds like most days in the office.

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More on encouraging creativity in children.

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How do you prefer to engage with artworks

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Just asking for a friend...

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"Art completes not only the education, but it completes the human being, our ability to create, and to express that creation."

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Artists have more rainbows in their brains than non-artists...or something like that. :)

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Henson's exhibition is now open at the National Gallery of Victoria. Has your thinking about his work changed since 2008

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Nature, the greatest artist of the universe. Thanks science and technology for helping us to peer deeper into the wonder.

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One of the little guys you might find down at MUMA at the moment. Such a contextually rich exploration of science and art.

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One of the little guys you might find down at MUMA at the moment. Such a contextually rich exploration of science and art.

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What does the future of creativity look like in Victoria

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Worst view with the best street art

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Making the most of the long weekend. Freya, Jes and Steve pulling together some ideas in the lead up to the next AEV governance meeting.

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Making the most of the long weekend. Freya, Jes and Steve pulling together some ideas in the lead up to the next AEV governance meeting.

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Steve was out yesterday at the Outter West Network PL. The level of commitment these art educators put in was truly inspiring, with some very innovative approaches. Thank you for your hard work and Shelley for making it all happen.

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Steve was out yesterday at the Outter West Network PL. The level of commitment these art educators put in was truly inspiring, with some very innovative approaches. Thank you for your hard work and Shelley for making it all happen.

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Some sound advice on creativity.

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When you say 'creativity' what do you mean

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It's a few days late for IWD, but still a valuable read into the world of surrealism.

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A fun twist of the lens has these images distorting our perception of space and time.

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Couldn't write notes fast enough during Kick Start 2017 We've uploaded the handouts to help you out. Again a massive thanks to everyone who made the day spectacular.

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VCAA need your to help with this survey to support Excellence in the Arts in Victoria.

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Kate and Steve out this evening hearing from Linda Liukas as part of the Telstra creation and innovation series. The fusion of art and technology.

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Kate and Steve out this evening hearing from Linda Liukas as part of the Telstra creation and innovation series. The fusion of art and technology.

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Looking for some creative apps

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Interested in how coding can be used as an artistic language Liukas will be speaking at the NGV this week. There are some spots still available https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/the-fusion-of-art-and-technology/

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The Philippe Parreno exhibition will soon be coming to an end. If you are planning a school trip, remember to call/email ahead. You can also request that a movie be played during your visit if enough notice is given. Contact Susan Bye to make your booking/request susan.bye@acmi.net.au

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Birthday celebrations continue for Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) find out what's on offer!

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Cheap art coming at a great cost.

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It was a pleasure to have Lana present at Kick StArt 2017. Well done! And thank you to Incinerator Gallery for supporting up and coming talent.

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Another one for the colour file.

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Rohan leading the Q&A with accomplished Studio Arts students Tom, Morgan and Maggie answering questions about their work in the upcoming TopArts.

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Rohan leading the Q&A with accomplished Studio Arts students Tom, Morgan and Maggie answering questions about their TopArts work.

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A few pages of inspiration for you this morning.

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What a great project. Has anyone done something similar with students

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A hundred years on, how the "readymade" movement has continued to evolve.

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Students hearing from Katherine Smith about VCE Studio Arts at Kick StArt 2017

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Students hearing from Katherine Smith about VCE Studio Arts at Kick StArt 2017

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A beautiful tribute to a cultural tragedy that celebrates our First Nations people. (Thanks for the share Kathy H.E.)

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Go on your own excellent adventure...

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Stunning cultural maps helping to make sense of migration.

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The value of observation.

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It's time to clear the air. Thanks art.

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Come and explore how the artists and works in Sovereignty, an exhibition focusing upon contemporary art of First Nations peoples of South East Australia, provides opportunities to engage students with critical historical and contemporary issues in Australian society.

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How does your school prioritise creativity

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Looking for something a little different that helps bring together literacy, culture and art Head down to Testing Grounds and check this out...

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Well done to the teacher artists life drawing with SImon Grennan at Deakin University's Educator Exclusives. We love the stop motion capture too! Top stuff Vanja!

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Make the most of this fantastic exhibition with this professional development opportunity. https://aev.vic.edu.au/events/sovereignty-professional-development-program-acca/

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A massive thanks to our sponsors Eckersley's Art & Craft for their support in the 2017 Teacher as Artist Unconference.

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What is your students stamina for looking at an artwork

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Is it too early to start planning holidays

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Perhaps the most challenging part of the day Design Thinking to find applications of the learning. Short bursts of time with quick conversations, Kate and Jes helped to move participants through the process.

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Oil and water don't usually mix, which was part of the trick in this technique. Exploiting the drying time of the oil paint and build on the image with watercolour and guache paints.

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Make art, not wall Something to bring a brighter shade to your newsfeed and perhaps a ray of hope.

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Did you miss the Unconference, but still wanting some PD We'll be offering more opportunities from AEV throughout the term. For now check out Zart Art's Term 1 and 2 line up.

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An interesting debate around the use of public art.

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What might be the results for society if we made making art more affordable

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Kick start your #VCEArt and #VCEStudioArts with us on 25 February at @ngvmelbourne

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Still moved by Hannah's artist talk. Her exploration of dust and ash was incredibly interesting. If you haven't already, try to get to the Margaret Lawrence Gallery to see it for yourself.

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A little Monday morning inspiration. What's the craziest thing you've ever done in the name of education

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Kick start your VCE studies with us. Book your ticket today!

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Physical activity and art, breaking barriers at the 2017 #teacherasartist #unconference! I wish I had Richard for both my PT and art tutoring, what a legend. #creativityforlife

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We're all a little relieved to be on the other side of the Unconference, but also sad that it has come and gone. Thank you for all of the positive feedback and suggestions that we had including emails from people who couldn't make it. We will take everything on board and continue to strive to deliver valuable experiences to our members and community.

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Thanks again Susie May for presenting David Hockney in his finest light at the 2017 #teacherasartist #unconference #creativityforlife

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Thanks again Susie May for presenting @david_hockney in his finest light at the 2017 #teacherasartist #creativityforlife

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There 'til the end. Again a massive thank you to everyone who made it to the 2017 #teacherasartist #unconference you made it a great day. And a big thank you to all the councillors who gave of their time to make it a reality. Stay tuned for day two to come a little later in the semester.

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There 'til the end. Again a massive thank you to everyone who made it to the 2017 #teacherasartist #unconference you made it a great day. And a big thank you to all the councillors who gave of their time to make it a reality. Stay tuned for day two to come a little later in the semester. #creativityforlife

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A very happy Helen having just won the lucky door prize thanks to @eckersleys at the 2017 #unconference

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A very happy Helen having just won the lucky door prize thanks to @eckersleys at the 2017 #unconference

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#teacherasartist working on a #kapiq thanks to @unifiedav at the 2017 #unconference

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#teacherasartist working on a #kapiq thanks to @unifiedav at the 2017 #unconference

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Live from the #teacherasartist 2017 #unconference wishing @vca_mcm a happy 150 year anniversary #creativityforlife

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Live from the #teacherasartist 2017 #unconference wishing @vca_mcm a happy 150 year anniversary #creativityforlife

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Keep your eyes out for our #creativityforlife tote bags from the 2017 #unconference

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We headed over to the NGV to hear from Susie May who gave us an entertaining insight into the David Hockney exhibition.

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Art Education Victoria's first Conference as a working council. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to such a fantastic day.

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Hannah shared about her process and exploration of dust as a medium. Her talk was charming and gave an insight into the macro world and its transient nature.

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The doors were closed for the life drawing session, Phoebe managed to get a few shots in the break. Delegates taking the opportunity to appreciate form and improve their observational skills in the Life Drawing workshop.

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Kiron led the group on a photography trip of the local area followed by a feedback session in the photography lab.

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Day One | Teacher as Artist (2017 Unconference) also celebrating the 150th birthday of Victorian College of the Arts (VCA)

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Jon shared techniques that shaped his practice and provided feedback to inspire delegates to push into new territories.

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Delegates attending this workshop explored pattern and geometry in structured but creative approach. Thank you so much Elizabeth for giving your time, education in Victoria will be better for it.

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In this 'Drawing Bootcamp' Richard pushed the physical limits of the delegates to aid a fresh approach to art making and thinking. It turns out sketching on one leg isn't as easy as it looks. Everyone brought their sense of humour to get the most of the session.

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AEV Councillors Jes Simson and Kate Coleman led a session on Design Thinking to ensure the day was meaningful and valuable to the education setting. This intense session powered through the design process to give delegates something less theoretical and more practical ideas to take away from the day.

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🎂🎂🎂 #150years #arteducation #unconference #teacherasartist #creativityforlife @vca_mcm

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Happy birthday VCA! @vca_mcm #150years #arteducation #unconference 📷 by @lizgage

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A delightful reminder on the importance of our work.

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A great resource for exploring the role of beach life as part of the Aussie identity.

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On the road today with Kathy Hendy-Eckers down at Birregurra Primary School meeting with a passionate group of art educators. Jes took the time to show us her MAC van. For more on the regional vans check out this ARTicle. https://aev.vic.edu.au/articles/victorias-amazing-art-vans/

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More great news for Victorians!

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If you hadn't already considered how exploring Van Gogh might fit into your yearly planner, this might help your thinking.

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It's all about context really.

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"Including The Arts in STEAM education will foster increased creativity, innovation and critical thinking, and provide limitless opportunities for young Australians to solve the big problems of the 21st Century."

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An interesting read for a brief history on art education in Australia.

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Art Education Victoria are committed to providing professional learning opportunities that provide development for primary and secondary teachers who teach with and through art.We are really excited to read this study today that found that Critical professional development program design includes:Some element of content knowledge that has a broader goal of exposing student thinkingPD must include opportunities for collective participation – where it’s possible for teachers to discuss the intellectual work they are engaged inIt ought to have intensity in relation to time and the amount of information transmitted and especially when the PD program provides strategies or insightsIssues of sustainability are critical in terms of the PD effects, and what does that look like at the end of the program, and then after one, or two years.Our Unconference this Friday 3 Feb is built and designed on these principles! Participant registration closes TODAY

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How art can be use as to create social change and teach interpersonal skills

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A great question to explore with students...or even to ask yourself.

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Boredom, it turns out, may be super-interesting and important for creative thought.

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Another example of how a STEAM approach is providing the innovation required for a sustainable future.

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“Creativity is ... one of the essential ingredients of a rich and tolerant society and of personal and national identity. It should be one of the cornerstones of education, not an option or an afterthought and we should be celebrating all kinds of intelligence and intuition, not creating hierarchies within the disciplines of the mind."

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A fascinating story if you've got the time.

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Brilliant news for Victorians!

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A massive thanks to Zart Art for featuring Art Education Victoria in the first issue of the Zart Extra Newsletter. Check it out along with a few other articles to get you inspired for the year ahead.

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We are so lucky to have Hannah Bertram discussing this exhibition and her practice at our unconference on Feb 3!

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Are you studying VCE Studio Arts or VCE Art Join the VCE Student Mailing list and stay up to date with the latest VCE news from Art Education Victoria and our partner organisations.

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Are you studying VCE Studio Arts or VCE ArtJoin the VCE Student Mailing list and stay up to date with the latest VCE news from Art Education Victoria and our partner organisations.

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Animated embroidery! That's a unique approach.

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Who is your favourite

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What are your thoughts on virtual reality

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Mind bending sculptural art!

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Vale Leonard French.

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From global faery sighting media storm comes alternate reality storytelling game, The Westbury Faery, enthralling fantasy fans and giving short story writers a chance to be published! Perfect for the classroom in 2017!The World Faery Society and Plot Media will shortlist 100 short stories and flash fiction works, with twenty winners selected and published into a beautiful illustrated book by official WFS publishing partner, Tiny Owl Workshop.

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If you fancy a scene change, a place at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra as an Education Coordinator has come up.

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Do you want to see how art can create opportunities for learning and thinkingThe 2017 Unconference is a full day program designed for primary, secondary, tertiary and museum educators regardless of current experience.Just in case you haven't got permission yet to attend - it's all okay! You can register by selecting 'pay by invoice' so as not to miss out on your artist of choice in the morning session.

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The 2017 Unconference is just a few weeks away. Don’t stress, there are still some spaces available. If you're waiting for school approval, you can still reserve a place today by selecting 'pay by invoice' to ensure a spot with your preferred artist, then confirm and make payment after school has returned.

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Raafat is also facilitating one of our unconference workshops :)

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If you haven't already seen this one. A beautiful story of how one boy used his art making to make a difference.

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Art Education Victoria Councillors met last night to get the year started. While it was a social meeting there was still plenty of excited discussion for the year ahead. Starting with the Unconference in Feb. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/unconference-teacher-as-artist-tickets-30024544220

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A brilliant combination.

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A unique demonstration of the arts collaborating together.

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An interesting read on abstraction and its many benefits.

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How do we talk about architecture and poetry in a time of misinformation and war

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Do you want to see how art creates opportunities for learning and thinkingThis full day program is designed for primary, secondary, tertiary and museum art educators of all year levels and subjects.Morning | Choose who you want to work with for an immersive 3 hour workshop at the VCA. 1 Jon Cattapan 2 Kate Daw 3 Elizabeth Gower 4 Rafaat Ishak 5 Richard Lewer 6 Lewis Miller 7 Lisa Radford 8 Kiron Robinson 9 David Sequeira 10 Simone SleeAfternoon | Hannah Bertram + Design Thinking for your Classroom Hannah Bertram will talk about her 2017 exhibition at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery. Then take a dive with Kathryn Coleman (MGSE) and Jes Simson (Simson Cards) into design thinking for education.Evening | David Hockney + NGV Friday Nights We’re finishing the day at NGV International David Hockney: Current followed by dancing the night away at NGV Friday Nights.

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Insider knowledge for your students, or yourself.

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More on the important role the arts play in building a growth mindset.

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A test for artistic creativity

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Some interesting questions to help your planning for 2017. http://ow.ly/ECBa307D7Us

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Want to spend some time these holidays checking out art exhibitions from the comfort of your own home Google has something prepared for you.

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A great strategy for honing drawing skills.

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This is our plan for Art Education Victoria in 2017- to personalise professional learning opportunities for art educators in partnership with our community.

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What a privileged role we have to work with children/teens through their creative exploration and formation.

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A very playful and creative use of imagery.

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A very important message in a bottle told through art.

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Looking for some apps to accelerate the learning in 2017

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A little holiday fun.

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Got a Sunday free in January

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Merry Christmas to those celebrating. Hope it is a safe and joyous time for you and your family and friends!

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For all the Post-it note lovers out there...

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A great purpose for public art.

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We'd like to thank you for your support throughout the year. It has been a big one for us as we consolidate and reshape the organisation. We have appreciated your encouragement and understanding in the transitional process and look forward to an exciting year ahead starting with the Unconference in February.So take care, put your feet up, and enjoy some rejuvenation with friends and family!

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Looking to recharge over the school holidays NGV offer just the treat with Immersed, Inspired, Invigorated.

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A big thank you to everyone who came last week to celebrate the year gone and the year ahead. We appreciate the hospitality of ACCA - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and for prioritising such a significant exhibition as Sovereignty. If you missed our event, make sure you get to the exhibition. https://www.accaonline.org.au/exhibition/sovereignty

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Looking for some professional goals for 2017...we do not suggest you search for them in this list :D

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Our president Steve Marks exploring new possibilities with our business cards from Principle Design

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Our president Steve Marks exploring new possibilities with our business cards from @principledesign

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Unconference | Teacher as ArtistFriday 3 Feb 2017 | Victorian College of the Arts + NGV InternationalArt Education Victoria is thrilled to partner with the Victorian College of the Arts to present an unconference like no other. A day of collaboration and networking with likeminded creatives at Victoria’s home of art education. You'll work with an exhibiting contemporary Melbourne artist of your choice in a three hour intensive workshop, hear renowned artist Hannah Bertram deliver an inspiring talk, and we'll open the door to design thinking to support you in the classroom in 2017.We'll conclude the day at NGV International for the critically acclaimed David Hockney: Current exhibition, networking and good times at NGV Friday Nights. Don’t miss out on this incredible day, register your place now!Morning | Teacher as ArtistTen exhibiting contemporary Melbourne artists have put their hands up to work with you. They were inspired by their art teachers, now it’s their opportunity to inspire you. You’ll learn exciting new skills, techniques and knowledge for your 2017 classroom. Choose who you want to work with for an immersive three hour workshop hosted at the home of art education, the Victorian College of the Arts.1 Jon Cattapan: The Figure | The City | The Landscape2 Kate Daw: Text based Art3 Elizabeth Gower: Geometries of Pattern Logic4 Rafaat Ishak: Intersections | Urban environments through stylised techniques5 Richard Lewer: React and Response Drawing6 Lewis Miller: Life Drawing7 Lisa Radford: Painting the Concept8 Kiron Robinson: iPhone Photography9 David Sequeira: Colour & Tone10 Simone Slee: The Body & Spatial PracticeAfternoon | Hannah Bertram + Design Thinking for your ClassroomEvening | David Hockney + NGV Friday NightsInterested Follow this link http://bit.ly/2gSciH4

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Super excited to announce Unconference | Teacher as Artist in partnership with @vca_mcm! Visit our website for more information and to register. #unconference #arteducation #visualarts #artistteacher #artsvictoria #artsmelbourne

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We are about to do something BIG in 2017, here's the first thing on our list

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Green for growth...big year ahead for us at Art Education Victoria. Come be part of the adventure. https://aev.vic.edu.au

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Green for growth...big year ahead for us at Art Education Victoria. Come be part of the adventure. https://aev.vic.edu.au

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For the love of nature!

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A great holiday location to celebrate both historical and contemporary Australian artists.

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Another example of transdisciplinary (STEAM) learning.

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What's happening in the art world at the moment you ask

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The love affair with the new logo continues. All of our new business cards are custom made and unique. Track down one of our Councillors to get one.

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Christmas presents or a booklist for next year Take a look at this collection thanks to Artsy.

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I feel like the silly season has got us all like this...

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A great way to celebrate the year that has been and to get excited about the year ahead.

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Grinners are winners. Thanks for making your way down to celebrate with us ladies.

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We've got to do this again next year! Thank you everyone for making your way down.

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We've got to do this again next year! Thank you everyone for making your way down.

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Grinners are winners. Thanks for making your way down to celebrate with us!

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Two of Melbourne's finest. Our Vice President Kate Coleman and brilliant daughter enjoying the end of a tough but successful year.

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Two of Melbourne's finest. Our Vice President Kate Coleman and brilliant daughter enjoying the end of a tough but successful year.

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Bringing the 'A' game.

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Bringing the 'A' game.

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Our Executive Editor Marion Marks and Life Member Irene Court goofing about with the new logo.

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Absolute madness! What a great night celebrating with these happy faces.

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Our retired Executive Officer and Life Member Marian Strong having a blast through the AEV window.

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Our retired Executive Officer and Life Member Marian Strong having a blast through the AEV window.

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Our councillor Adrian Montana wearing the logo with pride...leave some room for Helen! :)

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Absolute madness! What a great night celebrating with these happy faces.

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Our Executive Editor Marion Marks and Life Member Irene Court goofing about with the new logo.

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A few shots from our End of Year Celebration last night at ACCA. A massive thanks to 3 Ravens Brewery for the 55 American Pale Ale a very popular choice throughout the night.

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The many faces of Art Education Victoria. Rohan and Eric having a catch up.

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The many faces of Art Education Victoria. Rohan and Eric having a catch up.

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Serious faces...going through the Art Education Victoria window.

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Serious faces...going through the Art Education Victoria window.

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Celebrating with @principledesign at our end of Year party and brand launch. Massive thanks to @emilyenrica for her patience and commitment to the process. It's been a marathon!

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Celebrating with @principledesign at our end of year party and brand launch. Massive thanks to @emilyenrica for her patience and commitment to the process. It's been a marathon!

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Fantastic to see off the year and launch our new brand tonight. Thanks to all the educators and supporters who came along and made it such a great party! #2017herewecome #arteducation #artsparty

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The party is about to get started at ACCA - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art come be part of the celebrations as we see off the year and launch our new brand. Very exciting!

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'What a surprise!' said no art educator ever.

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Credit where credit is due. A massive thank you to these ladies for their contribution to contemporary art!

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Arting out with the team at Principle Design today. New brand on our business cards, super fun, very exciting!

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Ai Weiwei up close and personal...in 360 degrees!

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Some interesting approaches to take into life drawing.

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Very proud of our councilor Sash Fernando of Principle Design getting written up in AGDA. He's been instrumental in the rebranding and redefining of Art Education Victoria, we're so glad to have him on board.

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Looks like a great holiday to do list!

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For the love of art Quite a different way of applying a medium.

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Do you run or belong to a local group of art educators that meets together We're trying to get our listings updated to support new and returning teachers in 2017. Click the link to let us know about your network.

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We're so proud to have an Educator Exclusive of Sovereignty as part of our end of year party. Come along and celebrate the year and our indigenous artists. There are some spots still available RSVP essential. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/end-of-year-celebration-tickets-29710736613

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To lift is to shift 20th century thinking.

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InSEA 's 35th World Congress of the International Society for Education Through Art

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What a unique approach with a fantastic result.

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A great way to get art into other areas of the school.

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Philippe discussing his work, cephalopods, cyborgs and cinema.

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Philippe discussing his work, cephalopods, cyborgs and cinema. #philippeparreno #thenabouts #acmi

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The shows about to get started.

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The show's about to get started. #philippeparreno #thenabouts #acmi

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Enjoying some @philippeparreno at @acmionline as part of the Educator Exclusive. About to head in for In Conversations with Philippe.

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An extremely clever use of perspective, light and movement.

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Behind the scenes at @acmionline last week while Philippe Parreno puts the final touches on his exhibition. Looking forward to tomorrow's teacher preview! #thenabouts #philippeparreno

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String and ink, how very unique. Has anyone tried this with students

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Some fun ways to explore composition.

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Bringing a different light to life drawing.

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Manabu Ikeda‘s monumental Rebirth, finally complete 3.5 years after is started. Intricately detailed, but at such scale the ink and wash is a stunning display of commitment by the artist. http://mymodernmet.com/manabu-ikeda-rebirth-chazen-museum/

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A reminder of how lucky we are to be working in the #EducationState that is striving for excellence in the arts.

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Another playful use of materials to prompt creativity in your students.

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Behind the scenes at ACMI while Philippe Parreno puts the final touches on his latest exhibition. The educator preview has booked out, but you can jump on the waiting list. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/teacher-preview-philippe-parreno-thenabouts-tickets-29636882714

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“There is not a lot of concern being shown for the future of artists, the education of artists,” Lynch says. “And if you ain’t got artists, you ain’t going to have an arts industry, a creative industry or great cultural institutions.”

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Art versus science "The twist (as if it needed another twist) is that the four guest curators are scientists. Each spent two years coming up with their own theory as to why humans make and appreciate art."

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A message from VCAA. Thanks Kathryn!

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Join us for our end of year celebration! RSVP essential via link in bio #arteducation #artsvictoria #artsmelbourne

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Join us for our end of year celebration at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art!We will be revealing the new Art Education Victoria brand identity and website, and our positioning for the future.The evening will also feature a preview of ACCA's upcoming exhibition, Sovereignty.All those in the arts, education and business communities are welcome.RSVP essential via the link below.https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/end-of-year-celebration-tickets-29710736613aff=ehomecard

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Art Education Victoria in partnership with ACMI invite you to an educator preview of Philippe Parreno's Thenabouts.

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What data looks like when it's collected by graphic designers.

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A hypnotic example of how the elements of light and line can be used to explore space.

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Damien Hirst using a very unusual material to get a message across.

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Bringing resilience, rights and respectful relationships frameworks into our artroomshttps://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/Search/ResultsAssociatedPackageId=&QueryText=RESILIENCE+RIGHTS+%26+RESPECTFUL+RELATIONSHIPS&SearchScope=All

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This could be a brilliant experience to engage students creativity and imagination with.

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Do you co-create with students or engage the broader school community in art making

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Stunning work ready to inspire future ceramists.

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Wondering how you'll address the 'soft skills' in your art program We've got you covered with our Watching Paint Dry sessions.

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Is art finally getting the recognition that it deserves

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What a great resource!

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Are you looking to leverage critical thinking with your students Join us this afternoon for a FREE Watching Paint Dry session at 5pm. Find out more at http://www.aev.vic.edu.au/index.php/professional-learning

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Dear AEV, thanks for supporting TAP last week! So many amazing discussions, conversations and ideas have flowed. One more opening to follow tomorrow night at the MGSE - our current MTeach Secondary Visual Arts & Design candidates final show 6-8pm. If you've mentored any of these amazing artist teachers, please drop by! Cheers, Kate #artmatters

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Italian chemistry student Emanuele Fornasier has captured this stunning time lapse video. Nature taking the prize on creativity and beauty in its formation. Thanks science.

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An interesting insight into artist run spaces.

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The subconscious visual processing that occurs when we look. We wonder what role art has in sharpening this processes.

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Another unusual, yet effective medium.

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An example of Arts integration or STEAM learning. What are your thoughts

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Is this a valid solution

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Wouldn't this be beautiful for use in a drawing class as a provocation #amazing

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Wanting to give your students an understanding of what happens behind the scenes at our National Gallery NGV has prepared this package in partnership with DET. Click to find out more...

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Ever feel like you'll draw yourself into oblivion

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AEV Professional development alert Just 1 week to go! Have you booked your tickets yet Organised that day out of school next Friday The AEV Artist Teacher Forum registration (free) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/28618484658aff=86e9616741 The TAP Symposium registration ($75/$40C) http://ecommerce.education.unimelb.edu.au/product.asppID=208&cID=8&c=303437

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Fine art finger painting.

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If you're still quick, you might be able to take advantage of this...

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An unusual approach to mark making.

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If you're free, here's a brilliant opportunity to expand your knowledge of the Wurundjeri people and the Kulin Nation next weekend.

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Tickets still available for the Teacher as Artmaker (TAP) artist teacher forum facilitated by AEV on Wednesday 9/11 - make sure you only miss out!

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Looking for great resources to help support learning about our First Nation peoples We've started a collection of culturally respectful, historically accurate, student resources here for you on FUSE to easily access.

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Screenprinting paper with Michael Fitzgerald for #aevconference2015

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Making Jingdezhen porcelain pots at the #AEVconference2015

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We've got some gorgeous stuff to give away at our Conference at @ngvmelbourne on Monday! See you there! #aev2014

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AEV folio day at the DAX centre

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#hearttravel #intrepid even if a rough day life looks pretty good on Caye Culker.

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Delicious lunch at the second day of conference! #creativefutures #aev

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Awesome video from Creative Cowboy.

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Precision cutter, from Zart Art. Great for collage.

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Solar printing inks. Kind of like cyanotype, but in all colours:)

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Some fun ideas from traders. Rubber stampers from Melbourne Etching Supplies.

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Attendees getting into drop by drawing #creativefutures

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Drop-by drawing with Juan Ford #creativefutures

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Morning tea in the NGV Great Hall #creativefutures

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At the @ngv_melbourne for the first day of #creativefutures

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Folio Development DVDs are here!

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Another delicious lunch by Mary & Steve #ArtImpact

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Eckersley's Workshop - 'Layers of Meaning' #ArtImpact

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Ceramics workshop in action #ArtImpact

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Day 2 begins with a fantastic keynote address from Juliana Engberg #ArtImpact

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#ArtImpact Day 1 closing drinks and networking prize draw

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Delicious lunch by Mary & Steve! #ArtImpact

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Curator Vivien Gaston delivering her keynote address #ArtImpact

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Satchels packed and ready to go for the conference! #artimpact

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