Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Zart Student Gallery Term Three

The Term Three Student Gallery is up and ready to be viewed. This exhibition will be on display until September 13th. Bring your camera to capture this amazing collection of creative works from students from Prep to VCE. If you cannot make it in to the student gallery visit it online at

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Indigenous Art Forum

Sixty teachers joined in a lively discussion at Zart Art last night. Maybe no concrete answers but a clear message that as teachers we need to research the topic of Indigenous Art before launching into any practical art activities. Thanks must go to Marg Stephens, Ellen Jose, Jane Byrne, Darryl Smith and Max Darby for initiating discussion and sharing with us their insight into teaching and understanding Indigenous Australian culture through the visual arts. The number of teachers attending this forum, in the middle of report writing was testament to the interest this topic holds. We hope this blog will be a venue for continued discussion and sharing of information and links in the future. If you were at the forum or if you would like to share any great links or resources on this topic please do so. I will update this blog with some of the links and organisations mentioned last night.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Kids Studio Holiday Program

Kids Studio Holiday Workshop for children aged 5 to 12 years old, accompanied by an adult. Join your child in a fun hour at Zart Art in Box Hill. In this workshop you will create a portrait of dad to give to him on Fathers Day. Imagine his surprise at seeing himself framed in a picture. Book now for Wednesday July 13th from 10am until 11am, ring Mari on 9890 1867 as numbers are limited. Cost $25 for the kit used in the workshop and the workshop is free.

Book Week 2011 One World, Many Stories

Across the Story Bridge - Book Week 2010This week Zart Art launched its series of Book Week workshops in Bairnsdale, Sale, Leongatha and Roxburgh Park. During June, July and August we will be conducting a workshop at a venue near you in Metro Melbourne, country Victoria, Tasmania and at Zart Art in Box Hill. Go to to see what is available. To those who attended the workshop I would love to hear your feedback on the book and the activities completed in your workshop.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pinwheels for Peace 2011

I just came across this website,
and thought it would be a great idea for schools to become involved in on an international scale. Similar to the Spore Project which has been great to see all the Victorian, Tasmanian and Canberra Schools added to the photo gallery of mushrooms Well done to all the schools who have participated.

Dreaming with Open Eyes

An exhibition worth noting in your diary, see this fabulous collection of Pamela Irving originals. Young and old will love her work so definitely worth the trip to Eltham.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Book Week Information Evening

Join CBCA and Zart Art in August for a discussion on illustrating non fiction books. Four illustrators will share with you the techniques they use. A must for all teachers interested in children's literature. Please phone CBCA on 1300 360 436 to secure your placement. Bookings are essential. Limited to the first 70 respondents.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Zart Student Gallery

The Term Two Student Gallery will be dismantled on June 21st so don't miss out on seeing this collection of inspirational student artworks. The Term Three collection will be ready for viewing on June 23rd and on exhibition until September 13th. Come along with your camera to capture the creative outcomes from students in Primary and Secondary art classes. I would love to hear your comments if you have been in to see the current exhibition.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

One World, Many Stories

Create an exciting environment for Book Week using displays and activities that challenge and stimulate students so they enjoy reading and use their imagination tactically and figuratively.

Zart Education Book Week Workshops cater for Art, Classroom and Library teachers and co-ordinators. We guide you through the practical interpretations of the activities and encourage you to use your imagination as you begin your story in the world. We will be conducting a workshop in June, July and August at a venue near you. Go to this link to find out when and where and then simply book in.