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From Page to Stage

From Page to Stage is a Drama resource that guides you through transforming a narrative text into a performance. This course uses the Children’s Book Council of Australia Award-winning book Go Home, Cheeky Animals! by author Johanna Bell and illustrator Dion Beasley as a stimulus, however the process and development of this course can be applied … Read more

Teaching Artists Explaining the Elements of Music

Elements of Music

This series introduces the six key elements of music including rhythm, texture, dynamics, pitch, form, and timbre. Children will build their knowledge of basic music techniques through a set of fun activities based on each element, and they’ll grow their confidence and collaborative skills along the way. Each video uses bright animation, practical demonstrations and … Read more

Sustainable Songs

Sustainable Songs

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. The project, produced in partnership with The A2 Milk Company, takes children through a process of making and … Read more

Johanna Bell and Dion Beasley - Too Many Cheeky Dogs

Too Many Cheeky Dogs

Step inside the pages of Johanna Bell & Dion Beasley’s warm and entertaining children’s book Too Many Cheeky Dogs to explore the colourful characters, animals and landscapes of Tennant Creek in the remote Australian outback. Using Process Drama techniques over nine sessions, you’ll learn about Indigenous culture, Australian animals and what it’s like to live … Read more

PlayAIr with The Song Room


Are you ready to rock out?! Learn how to play air guitar like a pro! PlayAir is a fun series of lessons that will inspire you to start your own Air Band. You’ll learn how to play all the best air instruments like the air guitar, air saxophone, air drums, air decks and last but … Read more

Own the Stage with Rayella

Own The Stage

Hone your stage skills with help from some of Australia’s most passionate performers and bands. Filmed at the Bush Bands Bash Festival in Australia’s Northern Territory and featuring interviews with contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander band, Rayella and the Yipirinya School Band, you’ll explore different cultural perspectives in performance and music and learn the … Read more

Sustain Your Art with Ash Keating

Sustain Your Art

By challenging viewers to rethink their wastefulness, contemporary visual artist Ash Keating explores the growing environmental problems facing our society – including issues of over-consumption and waste. Be inspired as Ash creates artworks out of landfill materials (2020?), costumes out of old clothing labels (Label Land) and collaborative performance installations with ‘krumping’ street dancers (Activate … Read more

How to play the Ukulele

How to Play the Ukulele

Ukuleles are easy to learn, cheap to buy and fun to play! Over 15 lessons, you’ll learn tuning techniques, chords, picking and strumming patterns and how to play a range of songs! This is the first course in ARTS:LIVE’s Ukulele series. Designed for beginners, this course includes an introduction to tuning techniques, chords and different … Read more

Making Hand Drawings

Hand Drawings

Hands have been used in artworks since humans first began to paint and draw over 30,000 years ago, and remain a powerful symbol found in visual art today. Learn about how hands have been used to create artworks by many different cultures. Over three lessons, develop effective techniques using your hands to create fun drawings.

Portry Yourself at the NGV

Portray Yourself

Explore the relationship between subject, artist and audience through portraiture. Investigate image, identity and representation by exploring significant portraits in the collection of one of Australia’s most important art museums – the National Gallery of Victoria.