Learning through creative play
At ‘Arty Classes’ we believe that art is just not about being messy, art is not just about imagination.
As we are so passionate about children embracing art, and we have compiled a brief outline in what else children learn whilst learning art and design.
Art is critical for the whole child and is essential for the development for the right hand side of the brain.
Increased creativity improves…
Communication , Language and Literacy
- Speaking with confidence
- Interaction with artists and community (ask and listen to questions)
- Extend vocabulary
- Working collaboratively
- Understand the main elements such as the characters and story sequence.
- Counting – ie flowers, shapes, buttons to stick/sew onto costumes/garments/accessoires and objects
- Solve problems mathematically.
- Symmetry – flower petals, rockets and butterfly’s
- 2D/3D shapes with space, position and relationships between objects
- Use mathematical language such as smaller, heavier, lighter, longer, circle, flat and measuring.
- Play mathematical games and puzzles based on various themes
- Explore colour, texture, shape, form, space in 2D/3D forms
- Express ideas using a wide range of tools and play, in movement, in dance and in music
- Explore music
Personal and Social development
- Confidence to try new activities and initiate ideas
- Work as a team taking turns
- Be interested and motivated to learn about carnival in families and communities as well as in educational settings
- Develop respect for own cultures and beliefs of those of others
- Understand that people have different cultures which need to be treated with respect
- Understand that they can expect others to treat their cultures with respect
- Develop and awareness of their bodies and how they can use their bodies to explore a range of feelings and characters
- Move with confidence and imagination individually and with others
- Move with increased co-ordination in developing dance to music and rhythm
- Use their bodies to explore space both indoors and outdoors
Knowledge and understanding of the world
- Explore a variety of materials and use them imaginative ways to solve practical problems
- Learn new techniques for working with materials
- Learn about how materials change and what properties that they have – ie making costumes – consider strength, weight, resistance to wind and ability to resist rain
- Select the tools and techniques that they need
- Learn about force movement