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

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 never thought to turn the iPad...
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Artsplorers Meet: Susie Rugg, Handy With Scissors

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 anything you’ve...
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Artsplorers Meet Monkey Baa Theatre: A Conversation With Creative Director Tim McGarry

Artsplorers Meet Monkey Baa Theatre: A Conversation With Creative Director Tim McGarry

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 Quarter Theatre, and tours productions...
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Artsplorers Meet: 12 Year Old Book Blogger, Book Boy

Artsplorers Meet: 12 Year Old Book Blogger, Book Boy

Do you have a kid who is a keen reader? Who better to ask for suggestions on what to read next than another book loving kid? Book Boy to the rescue!   Book Boy is a 12 year old who...
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Artsplorers Meet 4 Year Old Painter, Cassie from Cassie Swirls

Artsplorers Meet 4 Year Old Painter, Cassie from Cassie Swirls

Like most pre-schoolers, Cassie loves to paint. While most of our kid’s doodles may end up on the fridge, Cassie tapped into something beautifully and uniquely hers, and that has been met with requests to purchase her paintings.  Now a seasoned artis...
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Five Questions with Adam Page, Musician (And Cool Guy)

Five Questions with Adam Page, Musician (And Cool Guy)

At this year’s Sydney Festival Family Week, my 3 year old daughter and I both found ourselves enthralled with Adam Page, whose show, In The Loop, was the most delightful romp through different instruments, soundscapes, and audience participation. I was.....
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Your Kids Don’t Need the Arts

Your Kids Don’t Need the Arts

Welcome to Artsplorers! I am so pleased to have you here. I’m Cristin, and I’ll be playing hostess.  I’m a dramaturg turned full time mother to one cool pre-schooler. (Dramaturg?? Did you ever wonder who looks after all the scripts that ge...
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