Category Archives: Arts in Education

Tissue Play !

Recently I returned to Como childrens centre in Perth, Western Australia to meet new children and run a series of workshops on ‘Tissue Play’. I was artist in residence here a few years ago and had a weekly opportunity to … Continue reading

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DNA Puppetry at SHAC – Sustainable Housing for Artists Collective

DNA puppetry/Imaginary Leaps has a new home at SHAC in Fremantle, Western Australia! Since moving in last year, we are really happy to be in a unique, world class facility for artists to live and work in a supportive co … Continue reading

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Melbourne puppetry masterclass

On Sunday March 18th 2018, Adam Bennett of DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre conducted a day long masterclass on puppetry manipulation and performance technique. The venue was Siteworks in Brunswick, a newly opened facility which offers a great set of … Continue reading

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Puppet making Workshops at Fairbridge Festival 2017

Wonderful puppets were made by the children of Fairbridge this year, recycling and making simple rod puppets for play and story telling… Lots of imagination and lots of play with the ‘angry girlfriend’ and the ‘sad boyfriend’ puppets, amongst many … Continue reading

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Teachers Creative Professional Development with Rachel Riggs at Carson St School, Perth. WA

Teachers creative professional development with Rachel Riggs – www. imaginaryleaps.com Imaginary Leaps investigates new approaches to creative arts activities for  children with complex learning needs, including:   using puppetry and other art forms as an approach to creative learning with … Continue reading

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Upcycling toys workshop

Rachel riggs from yardworks art likes to take old toys and recycle them into new creations. Take everyday throw away items and making them into something new, switiching on our imaginations and trying different ideas, often surreal!Different ways of looking … Continue reading

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Artist in Residence for the Song Room, West Australia

Rachel writes from overseas, Ive recently completed another successful residency for the Song Room , an organisation which funds artists to lead workshops in low social economic area schools nationally. Working with the friendly staff and pupils of Belmay Primary, … Continue reading

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