Well, we are three weeks in to our art classes at The Mad Hatter’s Bookshop here in Manly, Brisbane, on Monday afternoons. We have investigated how much tone and value we can elicit from 2b, 4b, 6b pencils and charcoal. We have looked at light and shadow and the building up of form. We looked…Details
I was lucky enough to be asked to speak at this year’s E20 Awards, committed to technology, innovation and best practice in education. While I was at the decidedly ‘low tech’ end of the spectrum, I met and heard from some really exciting people using technology in very innovative ways. Nathan Beverage from LinkSprite talked…Details
I love the ethos of Food Connect and have been a customer of their locally sourced, freshly picked, non sprayed fresh fruit and vegetables for years now. I feel that we are on the same sustainable, ethical, healthy food journey and it was a real joy to work together with the children at a Food…Details
I love the ethos of Food Connect and have been a customer of their locally sourced, freshly picked, non sprayed fresh fruit and vegetables for years now.
I spent a lovely morning facilitating a lino printing workshop at Wynnum Manly Community Garden with local children in the school holidays. It was a beautiful crisp, clear and sunny Brisbane winter morning. We talked together about the structure of plants – fruit and leaves – how generous nature is when we counted how many…Details
I was invited to read A Patch from Scratch to Jesse’s classroom at Manly State School. We started with a game of ‘Simon Says’. There was lots of giggling as the children twisted themselves into the shapes of a bananas, bunches of grapes, apples, worms, chooks and so on. Because the book is long, I stopped at the…Details
I had so much fun yesterday running a children’s activity morning as part of the launch of A Patch from Scratch. We played games, read the story, learned how to draw what we see with charcoal, painted over the top with watercolour like I do in the book, and then planted seeds to take home and start…Details
I just came back from a wonderful weekend at the annual BIA Moreton Island Art Camp. Accomodated in M*A*S*H style tents, surrounded by inspiring fellow artists, including ‘Hot Lips Hoolihan’ aka Casey Macneil and the lovely Kristin Mountjoy, as well as Banksia Trees, She Oaks, curlews, the rhythmic sounds of the ocean, the sweet waters of…Details