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Top tips to rebuild strong classroom connections

By Katie Hull-Brown   Making time for play through music, dance, art and drama After the disruption to schooling this semester, one of the challenges that teachers face is bringing the class together and building a strong group dynamic. As is the focus at the beginning of every school year, we once again need to … Read more

Five arts activities to do with the kids these school holidays

Tools to support remote learning and provide engaging at home activities for children are currently in great demand due to the unprecedented increase in at-home learning caused by the COVID-19 virus. This demand is coming from both the education sector, and from parents who are under enormous pressure to manage school workloads, their own workload, … Read more

New Year, New Resources!

It’s a brand new school year and that means you have a brand new class of students to take on an educational journey! ARTS:LIVE provides you with all the tools you need to inspire your students as they explore, learn and apply creative skills in the Arts and across other subject areas. ARTS:LIVE courses range from one-off lessons to a … Read more

The Listies Launch at Victorian Children’s Week

The popular children’s theatre-makers and authors, The Listies, have partnered with The Song Room to celebrate Children’s Week celebration at Deakin Edge on October 25. This event officially launched the new ARTS:LIVE resource The Listies Make a Scene. 

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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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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. … Read more

Create Site Specific Theatre

Easy ways to create site-specific theatre

Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) and The Song Room have partnered to create an ARTS:LIVE resource focusing on site-specific theatre. Our new Plan a Performance course features the Site-Specific Work activity, rich in contemporary contexts but inspiring students to delve deep into history. Members of ATYP took to Sydney’s docks to demonstrate what makes a … Read more