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Artsplorers Meet

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Artsplorers Meet: Chris Stead, Author of Digital Books for Children

We’re not at all screen averse in the family Artsplorer, yet somehow despite my kid having her fair share of app-ing (educational ones!) and Netflixing, and myself having logged plenty of Kindle hours, I ...

Artsplorers Meet: Susie Rugg, Handy With Scissors

I am so excited to share this interview with Susie Rugg, the mastermind behind the brilliant Handy With Scissors blog. Where most of us see filler for the recycling bin, Susie sees quirky, colorful works of art...

Artsplore Sydney

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The Funatorium: Captain Hook's Pirate Party

The Funatorium: Captain Hook’s Pirate Party at the Sydney Opera...

“The pirate is a lady!”. My 4 year old girl lit up when she saw the art for The Funatorium: Captain Hook’s Pirate Party in the Sydney Opera House’s season brochure. And so it was that th...

Tours for Tots at the Art Gallery of New South...

Pre-children, Mr. Artsplorer and I used to enjoy going to the Art Gallery of New South Wales for sophisticated afternoons looking at oh-so mature mature works in gilded frames. But, while we have taken the Mini...

Artsplorers Discover

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Review of Angie Who's Littlefolk

Listening Ears On!: Review of Angie Who’s Littlefolk

When the Mini Artsplorer was born, a good friend sent me a couple of children’s CDs with a note that said, “you’re going to need some music that you can stand to listen to!” I loved her selections, but ...

Team Artsplorers’ 10 Greatest Family Arts Adventures of 2017

What a year, what a year! As the wild world swirled and whirled around us, my little family hunkered down even more than usual, as we welcomed our second baby in April (and, oh my goodness, was I tired and ill ...

Artsplorers Create

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Baby, It’s Hot Outside!: Thong Wreath For an Australian Christmas

When I moved to Australia seven years ago, one of the hardest things to adjust to was having Christmas in the summer. It didn’t help that the David Jones windows were full of jumpered up revelers sitting ...
12 Oh Creative Days of Christmas

Holiday Crafting With 12 Oh Creative Days of Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … and, if you have a young child at home, the candy canes are undoubtedly made of pipe cleaners and the holiday bells cut out of salt dough. It’s Ch...

Artsplorers Visit

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Artsplorers Visit: Adelaide’s Street Art

Street art has become such a colorful and vibrant part of urban life in many cities. Its boldness and accessibility makes it a perfect outlet for some sneaky art appreciation with kids. A few months ago, Leah f...

Artsplorers Visit: The Art Gallery of South Australia

It’s so nice to see how many galleries have begun to pay special attention to making their littlest visitors feel welcome. Lauren Hunt from the always informative and colourful Teacher Types blog recently...

Arsplorers Learn

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What Your Arts Teacher *Really* Wants You to Learn

It’s Artsplorers’ birthday! I went live with this post – “Your Kids Don’t Need the Arts,” which sums up my reason for doing this page – one year ago today. I may not be...

How I Talk to My Pre Schooler In An Art...

We, in my family, are frequent flyers at Sydney’s art museums. In our own ways, we all love poking around the galleries, seeing what’s new, and rediscovering pieces we’ve seen before. On weeke...