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theartdept. - Artists and Art Educators - is the brainchild of two creative New Zealand women, Pamela Brown and Kerry Mackay.
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Make a Torn Animal

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Kerry and Pamela, artists and art educators, will fish an art idea out of their 'ART suitcase' for young (and not so young) artists keeping safe, staying home and saving lives. All theartdept's creative art ideas will be doable at home with whatever drawing/making materials you have available.


Use a piece of newspaper, wrapping paper, kitchen paper and make an animal by JUST tearing the paper.

Torn animals - made with whatever paper materials you have at home including the Wild Dunedin festival programme! — Image by: Kerry Mackay

Your shapes will be wimblywobbly that's what makes them fun! 

Now arrange these around the house...Murray the cat overseeing Kerry's torn animal art. — Image by: Kerry Mackay

Now play with them, line them up, rearrange them, have fun.

Kerry and Pamela would love to see some of your torn art so post to their Facebook page. 

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theartdept's community workshops and exhibitions bring art to the masses through engaging programmes suitable for all ages. — Image by: theartdept.org

theartdept was established to meet the need for rich visual art experiences for young children and continued professional development in visual art for their teachers. theartdept is an independent initiative that aims to work directly with teachers and children in schools and community settings on exciting and innovative visual art projects.