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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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We Went on Safari!: Art Safari at the Museum of...

We love visiting art galleries with our little lady, but it’s true that the experience can ocassionally feel a bit like taming wild animals (“don’t touch!” “get off the floor!&#822...

Artsplorers Visit: Sculpture at Barangaroo

Sculpture at Barangaroo began last year, and was a welcome addition to the schedule of family friendly annual arts offerings around Sydney. I’ve been a big fan of the new harbourside park since it opened....

Artsplorers Discover

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A Book My Child Adores: Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls

  To celebrate Book Week 2017, I’ve asked bloggers to share a book that one of more of their children adores. Kate from The Online Watercooler shares why Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls is so important...

A Book My Child Adores: Thai-Riffic by Oliver Phommavanh

  To celebrate Book Week 2017, I’ve asked bloggers to share a book that one of more of their children adores. Leah from The Kid Bucket List‘s 8 year old daughter’s travelling companion is Tha...

Artsplorers Create

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Painting Terracotta Pots: Make a Windowsill Herb Garden

If your family is anything like mine, your arts and crafts projects tend to be messy and fun, but not often particularly useful. While we love art for art’s sake, how good is a project that will get daily...

Rainy Day Nature Painting (And Puddle Walk!)

  After watching it rain for the better part of the morning (better part of the week, if we’re honest!), I decided it was time for the mini-Artsplorer and I to buck up and embrace the weather. We tos...

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...