Wednesday, 28 June 2017

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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, unlike a...

Artsplorers Meet Monkey Baa Theatre: A Conversation With Creative Director...

Tim McGarry is one of the Creative Directors and founders of Monkey Baa Theatre, a Sydney-based theatre producing shows for young people, ages 3 – 18. The company operates in residence at the Lendlease Darling Quar...

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Artsplore Sydney: Family Arts Events, May 2017

The beginning of May is looking a bit quiet (perhaps we’re all still recovering from our Easter chocolate comas!), but you’ll want to start marking dates on your schedule for later in the month!   Drop i...

Artsplore Sydney: Family Arts Activities, April 2017

The Easter Bunny may be the main man this April, but with school holidays here, plenty of our local arts organisations are putting out a pretty good showing of their own. Make sure to include some artsploration in your a...

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Unexpected Lullabies: 20 Songs That You Won’t Mind Singing Every...

Lullaby time is, without question, my favorite part of the day. It doesn’t matter how much my kid and I have been on each other’s nerves during the day, this is the place where we connect in the most nurturin...

The Octonauts: The Book is Better Than the Movie!

Parents of Octonauts obsessives, raise your hands. I see you there, you who know the difference between the Gup A and the Gup E, who have a weirdly extensive knowledge of obscure sea creatures, and who can’t get &#...

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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 use when ...

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 tossed on our...

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Artsplorers Visit- Horrible Harriet at the Sydney Opera House

Artsplorers Visit: Horrible Harriet at the Sydney Opera House

There is nothing like seeing a performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House, especially on a beautiful sunny day. And we got the lot. Sunshine, plenty of boats and action on the harbour to watch and FREE fun and games in...

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 from Kid Bu...

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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 weekends, there...

The Sporty Kid’s First Ballet Class

It continually amazes me that, despite both of her parents’ more cerebral tendencies, our mini-Artplorer has a natural inclination towards athletic pursuits. She loves the down and dirty, and she feels the need, t...