Monday, April 30, 2012
Stationary Faces - Patterson Train Station Community Art Project
This is a must see if you live or are visiting Melbourne, just marvel at this public art masterpiece. Congratulations Pamela and all the schools and individuals involved in this project.  This article will give you more information about this fantastic project.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Warlpiri Culture Immersion

Just a last minute reminder to book into this unique event! Jungala Kriss and four Senior Elders from the Northern Territory will perform a traditional ceremony on the night of May 9th. Followed by a hands on workshop on May 10th or 11th. Please call to reserve your place 9890 1867!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Explore Asia at the Zoo!

Check out this great opportunity to do professional learning at the Zoo! A great day of activities have been planned to help design an innovative integrated curriculum that will inspire teachers and students in the study of Asia through and... exploration of the Asian rainforest! Our consultant Dee will be running one of the workshop with Sean, the Learning Experiences Manager at the Zoo, in the afternoon . Sean will talk participants through the Mali in my School Project and Dee will explain all design process as well as materials and techniques used on the Zart Mali sculpture. There will be a hands on Art activity as well! We are looking forward to sharing our Mali with you!
Follow the link below for more details!

Wild About Margaret!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Welcome Back to Term 2!

Can you believe it's already Term 2?! Hopefully you've had a restful and relaxing holiday!

The Zart staff have been the last few weeks:

This past Saturday, our consultants met to prepare for Book Week! It was an amazing day full of collaboration and creativity and we are excited to be bringing you the Champions Read as well as hands on workshops in Victoria, Tasmania, Canberra and New South Wales. The publication and workshops will take you through Art activities based on the Theme, Short Listed Early Childhood and Picture Books. Every workshop participant will receive a free copy of the Champions Read or it will be available to purchase through Zart Art in June. To see the full workshop schedule please follow the link below.

Term 2 workshops at Zart kick off with an Olympics Games half day session this afternoon! We have many exciting Workshops this Term, some of which have been repeated due to popular demand! Make sure to get in quick with your registration to avoid disappointment as we are not always able to offer a second session. Please also note the addition of our Early Learning Workshops! Our consultants are very excited to be introducing Play Based and Sensory Experiences in to our PD program.

Stacey has been busy attending Early Learning Conferences to promote our Play Based Catalogue. If you are part of an Early Childhood network and are interested in Free Product and Ideas Presentations from our Play Based Range please contact her on or 9890 1867.

If you haven't visited the Customer Service Centre you should try to stop in to see our fiberglass sculpture of Mali which is nearing completion! Dee and Tania have been decorating her as a sample for the Melbourne Zoo's Mali in my School Project. Our Mali has a map of the world with each continent in a different colour. On each continent we have shown an endangered animal using a different material and technique. Dee will be bringing Mali to the Zoo in May to show teachers different ways they may choose to decorate Mali. Our Facebook Page has up to date photos if you would like to see the process. Feel free to comment or ask questions if you need more information!

While you're in the Centre be sure to explore our Play Based Learning area and also all our NEW Products and Books! Make sure you also go upstairs to visit the Student Gallery!

Our Term 2 Zart Extra has been sent out to schools and will be available online as a PDF shortly!

Just a reminder: Please go to our eShop for up to date MSDS for your classroom! If you cannot find the one you need please don't hesitate to contact us!

Good luck for the Term!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mali in my School

Stop into the Customer Service Centre April 2-13to see us decorate Mali as part of the Mali in my School program through the Melbourne Zoo!
Please ask us questions about the materials and techniques we are using!