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2020-05-07 8:15

Making mini paper puppets

Making mini paper puppets

Making mini paper puppets

Coming soon!
Thu
7
 
May
 
8:15 am
Primary and lower secondary drama
Presented by 
Genevieve De Souza

How to make a mini paper puppet and 'breathe' life into it by adding movement.

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Making mini paper puppets

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Art Bites on demand

Art Bites invite students to join a choir rehearsal, dance ensemble, music practice, art club or a debating team meeting.

Each week The Arts Unit will schedule short video lessons in a range of areas to offer students a chance to engage in the co-curricular activities they are missing while learning remotely. Visit the Arts Bites page for more.

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Drama activities

Creating a detective story with props

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Susan Geldart

Using objects from around the house, create your own detective crime mystery as a short film and narration.

Duration: 
9:54
Video transcript – 
Creating a detective story with props
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Drama games K-2 – movement and mime

Kindergarten to year 2 drama
Presented by 
Charlotte Connor

Join Charlotte Connor to have fun with these drama games! The purpose of these games is to focus on mime and gestures, using both imagination and body language to create characters and action.

Duration: 
15:53
Video transcript – 
Drama games K-2 – Movement and mime
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Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Drama warm-ups for performance

Drama, all students and teachers
Presented by 
Ellen Osborne

Warm up the body and voice with some quick and easy solo exercises to get you ready for performance.

Duration: 
16:22
Video transcript – 
Drama warm-ups for performance
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Disclaimer

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Radio play – 1. Preparing your voice

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Genevieve DeSouza

Gen DeSouza provides ways to warm up your breath and body for vocal performance, including some easy and fun vocal warm-ups you can do at home to prepare for your radio play that you'll work on in Part 2.

Duration: 
15:28
Video transcript – 
Radio play – 1. Preparing your voice
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Radio play – 2. Planning your performance

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Genevieve DeSouza

You will learn tips on how to maximise your vocal play to find character voices and suggestions to create your own radio play. This video will help you to think about the ways you can change your pace, volume, pitch and facial expression to change your vocal quality and discover new ways to use your voice.

Duration: 
13:36
Video transcript – 
Radio play – 2. Planning your performance
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Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Uta Hagen’s object exercises

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Stephanie Merriman

Stephanie takes us through some extension exercises on recreating moments of discovery using the acting techniques and object  exercises of practitioner Uta Hagen.

Duration: 
8:34
Video transcript – 
Uta Hagen's object exercises
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Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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High school debating – 5. Stop rebutting yourself!

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Emily Kim

This week Emily scrutinises her speech from the 2017 Years 11 and 12 state final. You can watch the full debate, it's a great one.

Duration: 
28:53
Video transcript – 
Stop rebutting yourself – secondary debating – 05. With Emily Kim
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Practice series – 4. Improving your articulation for brass players

Junior school music
Presented by 
Brad Lucas

We discuss common problems that young brass players have with tonguing. We will work on ways to practise your articulation so that it is clear and efficient.

Duration: 
8:55
Video transcript – 
Practice series 1 – 4. Improving your articulation for brass players
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African dance – 2. West African movement

Secondary dance
Presented by 
Lucky Lartey

Join in the Schools Spectacular African dance experience and learn an energetic routine in the traditional style from West Africa.

Duration: 
18:01
Video transcript – 
African dance performance – 2. West African movement
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Trumpet – 2. The most important facet of trumpet playing. Air flow and support!

Secondary advanced music
Presented by 
Craig Mitten

Mastery of the use of air support is so important for trumpet players. This video provides students with invaluable opportunites to develop good air support by implementing various articulations using a simple chromatic run. Grab your trumpet and get ready to play!

Duration: 
5:34
Video transcript – 
Trumpet – 02. Developing consistency
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Primary school debating – 4. Debate club

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

This week we look at some easy steps to help you write and deliver smashing rebuttal. Remember, email us with any suggestions or questions!

Duration: 
17:23
Video transcript – 
Primary school debate club – 04. With Tony Davey
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Choral singing tips – 04. Arranging a song

Music teachers
Presented by 
Ian Jefferson

Ian discusses his approach to arranging a piece of choral music for treble voices.

Duration: 
19:49
Video transcript – 
Choral singing tips with Ian – 4. Arranging a song
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Characterisation – 11. Konstantin Stanislavski’s system of acting to create believable characters

Characterisation

11

Konstantin Stanislavski’s system of acting to create believable characters

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Konstantin Stanislavski’s system of acting to create believable characters

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we learn about the magic 'if' and  muscle and emotional memory.

 
 

Characterisation – 10. Konstantin Stanislavski fundamental questions

Characterisation

10

Konstantin Stanislavski fundamental questions

10

Konstantin Stanislavski fundamental questions

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we explore Stanislavski's fundamental  questions and given circumstances.

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Lunch Bites on demand

Join us at lunchtime each Monday, Wednesday and Friday to experience outstanding student performances and presentations from The Arts Unit’s catalogue of festivals and events. If you can’t join us at lunch, drop by anytime. All of the Lunch Bites will be available on demand.

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Music collection 3

Presented by 

Musical highlights from Schools Spectacular 2019 and In Concert 2018 featuring talented young singers and instrumentalists from NSW public schools.

This video will be streamed on
Mon
22
 
June
 
12:00 pm
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Dance collection 3

Presented by 

The 2018 State Dance Festival showcased many wonderful performances by public school ensembles from throughout NSW. Here's another small selection.

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Fri
26
 
June
 
12:00 pm
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NSW Premier's Reading Challenge and ARTEXPRESS collection 3

Presented by 

Join Rafief Ismail and Jenna Guillaume at the Sydney Writers' Festival as they talk about their experiences as authors for the 2019 Premier's Reading Challenge, and gain an insight into the creation of an ARTEXPRESS work.

This video will be streamed on
Mon
29
 
June
 
12:00 pm
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Drama collection 1

Drama
Presented by 

We can learn so much from our young people. These four performances by infants/primary school groups from the 2018 State Drama Festival give plenty of food for thought.

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3
 
June
 
12:00 pm
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Music collection 1

Music
Presented by 

Musical highlights from Schools Spectacular 2018 and In Concert 2019 featuring talented young singers and instrumentalists from NSW public schools.

This video will be streamed on
Mon
25
 
May
 
12:00 pm
.
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Highlights collection 3

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Six weeks of Lunch Bites and there is so much talent to showcase. Here's a few to show how amazing NSW public school students are.

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3
 
July
 
12:00 pm
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