Creating art is one of the most natural ways for a child to improve motor skills and build confidence through self expression.
Through making, looking at, and talking about their own artwork and the art of others, three-, four-, and five-year-old children are doing the following:
1) Expressing their feelings and emotions in a safe way. They learn to control their emotions and recognize that they can express and handle negative as well as joyous feelings through positive action.
2) Practicing and gaining fine muscle control and strengthening eye-hand motor coordination. By holding paintbrushes and learning how to control paint, crayons, scissors, and other art tools, children gain the skills necessary for later writing activities as well as a feeling of control over themselves and their world.
3) Developing perceptual abilities. Awareness of colors, shapes, forms, lines, and textures result as children observe these and try to replicate them through art.
4) Making art offers children a multitude of choices and many decisions to make. Seeing that others have differing points of view and ways of expressing these than they do. Comparing children’s drawings, paintings, or models gives children concrete, dramatic examples of how different people express the same thing in different ways.
5) Experiencing success. Because art leaves the end open to the creator, all children experience a measure of success. This is why art activities are appropriate for children with special needs. Regardless of the physical or mental need of the child, there is some art media and activity through which he or she can experience success.
STARTS SEPT 4, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fee: $25.00 per class.
$100 for a 5 class session.
Call 858-679-2787 or 619-415-5538
to register or email firstname.lastname@example.org