Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Just Getting into the Swing of Things....

....and the term will be over 15 Days!!

January and February were gone in a blink of an eye as Zart was a hive of activity!

The Back to Basics workshops were held three times this summer and new and returning art teachers worked with Ann Bidstrup and Dee Zabel to power through the basic skills and techniques needed in the artroom. Teachers left exhausted but more confident in tackling the artroom and curriculum! There are still several other Back to Basics workshops scheduled in Term 1 and 2 focusing on Construction, Clay and Textiles. There is still room in many of our PD opportunities left for Term 1.  Please see our website for more information.

February is our busiest time of year filling orders and serving customers in the retail centre. It was great to see the continued support of our returning customers and exciting to have so many new customers interested in our PBL range as well!

The Free Product and Ideas Presentations are wrapping up next week. If you missed out on these make sure to check the Zart Extra at the start of 2014 for more information. See the winners of our free half day workshops in the next Zart Extra, these names were drawn from the 200 attendees who we met at these sessions this year.

Pamela Conder ran a very special workshop at the end of February in hopes of raising awareness of orangutan conservation.  Participants raved about this unique opportunity to share in Pamela's passion for these creatures and her artistic expertise. They left with a collection of ideas of how to incorporate activites  into the curriculum in their schools' and encourage awareness of conservation and protection of orangutans.  To read more follow this link to Pamela's article in the Term 1 2013 Extra.

In association with Earth 4 Orangutans and Pamela Conder, Zart would like to invite primary and secondary school students to create works of art in all media, giving their interpretations of orangutans and how they live. Selected work will be exhibited online and the project will culminate with an exhibition "Different Like Us" to be held in June 2013 at  Zart's Gallery in Box Hill, Victoria, Australia. On the 20th of June student artists, parents, and friends will be invited to the opening of the exhibition where students will be invited to offer their work for sale to support Earth 4 Orangutans, a project to create protected accommodation within a wild setting for Sumatran orangutans which will be the nucleus of a Conservation Education Centre in northern Sumatra. All work is to be submitted via email to jan@zartart.com.au before 1st June 2013. We hope you will join us in supporting this worthwhile cause. For more information please email jan@zartart.com.au

This week starts the 2013 Authours and Illustrators Series brought to you by the CBCA and Zart. There are still places availlable for this talk so please make sure to register with the CBCA!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Already?!?

Is it just us or did you blink and suddenly it was December! Only 3 weeks until the end of the Term and we're busy as ever!

Hopefully you are all prepared for Christmas activities and had a chance to attend one of our Naturally Christmas workshops! Our consultants were very busy in October visiting country areas we had not visited in a while! Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to coming out again! If you missed out on these opportunities follow the link to view the full catalogue online as well as a number of past and present Christmas activities!

Christmas Activities
November saw the launch of the 2013 Catalogue with many NEW and INNOVATIVE Secondary Products! If you haven't received your copy give us call and we'll send one out!

The new PBL Catalogue is due out February 2013!

Tohby Riddle presented the creative processes behind his latest book Unforgotten on November 22. He was very informative and have given us a fantastic insight into the "behind the scenes" of making a picture story book! Thanks again Tohby!

Don't miss out on the next CBCA Author and Illustrator Talk during Term 1 2013! 

Below are the dates for the 2013 FREE Ideas and Product Presentations!

Make sure to save the dates!

Our consultants visit schools and educational facilities assisting in product knowledge, curriculum advice, activities and updating on new materials and products.

They are happy to provide advice and expertise on techniques and applications and are there as a resource for our customers. When they visit, they will bring with them literature on products, techniques and art information, as well as new materials, samples showing the use of materials and provide ideas on how to use the products

. These metropolitan and country presentations provide the ideal venue for consolidating or starting up a regional network of art teachers.

It is an excellent opportunity to explore new ideas and view and discuss the products with colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere. Generally, presentations take 1–1.5 hours and for catering purposes please book in by email zes@zartart.com.au or phoning Zart Art on (03) 9890 1867

Monday, 11 February 2013
Dee Zabel
Lucknow Primary School
Balmoral Crescent, Eastwood VIC 3875

Monday, 11 February 2013
Stacey Ferrier
Werribee Primary School
Deutgam Street, Werribee VIC 3030

Monday, 11 February 2013
Tania Di Berardino
Ballarat Ballarat Specialist School
Gillies Street North, Ballarat, VIC 3350

Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Dee Zabel
Sale Primary School
Macalister Street, Sale VIC 3850

Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Stacey Ferrier
St Catherine of Siena School - West Melton
Bulmans Road, West Melton VIC 3337

Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Tania Di Berardino
Hamlyn Banks Primary School
2-24 Chaucer Street, Hamlyn Heights VIC 3215

Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Dee Zabel
Traralgon Primary School
Liddiard Road, Traralgon VIC 3844

Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Tania Di Berardino
Penders Grove Primary School
370 Victoria Street, Thornbury VIC 3071

Thursday, 14 February 2013
Dee Zabel
Warragul North Primary School
O'Dowds Road, Warragul VIC 3820

Monday, 18 February 2013
Dee Zabel
Rolling Hills Primary School
52 Landscape Drive, Mooroolbark, VIC 3138

Roxburgh Park
Monday, 18 February 2013
Stacey Ferrier
Roxburgh Park Primary School
Alamands Avenue, Roxburgh Park VIC 3064

Monday, 18 February 2013
Tania Di Berardino
Quarry Hill Primary School
Peel Street, Bendigo VIC 3350

Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Dee Zabel
Upwey South Primary School
Morris Road, Upwey VIC 3158

Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Stacey Ferrier
Apollo Parkways Primary School
Civic Drive, Greensborough VIC 3064

Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Tania Di Berardino
St Josephs Primary School
Campaspie Street, Rochester, Vic 3561

Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Dee Zabel
Rangebank Primary School
Lesdon Avenue, Cranbourne VIC 3977

Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Tania Di Berardino
St Georges Road Primary School
120 St Georges Road, Shepparton VIC 3630

South Yarra
Thursday, 21 February 2013
Dee Zabel
South Yarra Primary School
601 Punt Road, South Yarra VIC 3141

Thursday, 21 February 2013
Stacey Ferrier
Yarraville West Primary School
Powell Street, Yarraville VIC 3013

Mt Eliza
Monday, 25 February 2013
Dee Zabel
St Macartans Primary School
97 Bungower Street, Mornington VIC 3931

Taylors Lakes
Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Stacey Ferrier
Taylors Lakes Primary School
Chichester Drive, Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038

Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Dee Zabel
Dandenong North Primary School
117-125 Cleeland Street, Dandenong VIC 3175

Moonee Ponds
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Stacey Ferrier
Moonee Ponds West Primary School
Athol Street, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

Tuesday, 5 March 2013 Dee Zabel
Lakeside Lutheran College
2 Portobello Road, Pakenham VIC 3810

Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Dee Zabel
Mentone Primary School
Childers Street, Mentone VIC 3194

Thursday, 14 March 2013
Tania Di Berardino
Zart Art 4/41 Lexton Road, Box Hill Vic 3129 

Term 1 Workshop Dates are now up on the Zart Facebook Page! However you still need to book in by emailing zes@zartart.com.au or phoning Zart Art on (03) 9890 1867! 

Zart will be closing on Friday 21st December at 12:30pm, and re-opening on Monday 7th January 2013.  From all the staff, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Term 4 2012 Gallery Display

The Term 4 Gallery is now open for viewing! The official opening is this Thursday 20 September. Please remember to RSVP on 9890 1867.Congratulations to all the teachers and students who participated in this exhibition! We hope you will be able to come visit before December 3rd.

Save the dates - 5th & 6th October

Grab some bargains as you get ready for Term 4! Remember there are FREE product demos and door prizes on the 5th of October!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Term 4 Zart and CBCA Authors and Illustrators Talk

Zart and the CBCA are pleased to announce TOHBY RIDDLE as the Term 4 Author and Illustrator presenter! Don't miss this exciting opportunity! Make sure to reserve your place today by contacting the CBCA!