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Announcing ARTS:LIVE Competition Winners!

Late last year we ran a competition offering one of five VISA pre-paid gift cards to ARTS:LIVE users who took out a Full Access subscription between October 22nd and December 31st 2017. We’re pleased to announce that the winners are: A. Farrugia, NSW C. Larsen, VIC G. Bell, QLD J. Freeman, VIC M. Hancock, NSW Congratulations! Winners … Continued

Make a Sock Puppet

Creativity at Home

What better way to spend a crafternoon than by creating your own sock puppet? Puppetry is a great way to be creative and experiment with role play, so let your imagination run wild by making a sock puppet using all kinds of found objects and craft supplies. Check it out here! ARTS:LIVE is now available for … Continued

Process Drama

Stories from Home – a new devised theatre resource

Hi drama teachers, I am really excited to share with you a new devised theatre resource I have created to help guide you through the sometimes daunting process of devising an original show with your students.  I’m not sure about you, but I love it when I get an insight into how other drama teachers … Continued

Sustainable Songs on ARTS:LIVE

Sustainable Songs on ARTS:LIVE!

We’ve all played with our food, but when was the last time you actually played your food? Sustainable Songs is a fun and imaginative music project that encourages children to make connections between food, sustainability, and music. Developed in partnership with The a2 Milk Company, Sustainable Songs takes students through a process of making and playing fruit and … Continued

PlayAir with The Song Room

Rock Out by Playing Air!

Are you ready to rock?! Learn how to play air guitar like a pro! PlayAir is a brand new course on ARTS:LIVE that will engage your students with dramatic improvisation activities and media arts by teaching them how to play air instruments and produce video clips for their air bands. Not only are these activities … Continued

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia on ARTS:LIVE

Visual Arts Resources with MCA

A number of brand new resources have been created in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia featuring the work of three exciting Australian artists, Esme Timbery, Daniel Boyd and Hayden Fowler, whose art practice involves visual art and media art. Note that you must be signed in to ARTS:LIVE to access the links below. Sign in here Family Tides Esme … Continued

How to Make a Music Video

Music Industry Insight – New Resources Out Now!

The new Music Industry Insight activities feature the work of some of Australia’s finest musicians and industry experts, including Gotye, Gossling, Clare Bowditch, Henry Wagons and Bluejuice. These activities provide a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the music industry. You can use them to help students find their musical niche and share it with the world. While these resources are secondary-focussed, … Continued

Cultural Diversity through the Arts

How to use the Arts to explore cultural diversity in your classroom

“Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day” – Unknown Below are five ideas for using the classroom-ready resources freely available on ARTS:LIVE to engage your students in this important topic. 1.   Explore samba-style rhythms with junk percussion Target age group: Years 5–6 Art form(s): Music, Visual Arts Available: 16 × 45 minute lessons Samba … Continued

2017 Adobe Certified Associate World Championships

The 2017 Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) World Championship is now open for students between ages 13-22 to enter. For this design challenge, students are given a real-world brief for which you will create material using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and/or Illustrator. The Song Room is proud to be the 2017 charity partner for this amazing competition. … Continued