Children explore their artistic talent and feel a sense of emotional satisfaction whilst making art, e.g. junk modelling, colouring, painting, drawing, collage, etc. We plan activities, which will strengthen the children’s abilities in all areas of creative development. Children have an opportunity to make independent choices and decisions, i.e. to choose what to make/create, which materials to use, what colour and shades to choose etc.
We introduced a few famous artists and their art techniques to the children, which will also develop an appreciation for the art of other people and cultures, and the confidence to express their own thoughts and feelings through art.
For young children, making art is a sensory exploration activity. They enjoy the feeling of a crayon moving across paper and mixing colours to create new shades, for example. We are using various activities that involve children in both making and enjoying art such as abstract painting in the style of Paul Klee, a sponge dabbing technique to blend the colours, a technique used by Eric Carle and experimenting with splash, splosh, drip, dribble to create action art in style of Jackson Pollock.
The children put in a lot of hard work, concentration and passion in to their masterpieces of art. Displaying the children's artwork in a classroom gallery shows that we recognise and value their work. When children’s artwork is on display, they are proud and have a sense of ownership and belonging. We were delighted to see so many of our parents at our recent "artists gallery", supporting, applauding and encouraging their children's sense of artisitic adventure.