Summer Arts Session 1 Highlights!

July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Summer Arts Program at the Children’s Art Centre is off to a great start! Check out what our budding artists have been learning.

Children have the opportunity to explore nature in our very own Sensory Garden. Time spent in natural environments has a range of health benefits and makes a great impact on emotional and physical wellbeing. Children learn about environmental awareness, observational skills and shared responsibility and respect for its continued maintenance.

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Urbanity Dance teaches enrichment classes each week, introducing a variety of contemporary  dance techniques such as jazz, ballet and hip hop. Working with partners they rehearse their new choreography moves.

The Calder Kids work on a collaborative project based on a weekly theme. This past week, children researched famous artists such as Georgia O’Keefe, Alexander Calder and Frieda Kahlo. To make art history fun and interactive, each group hosted a birthday party in honor of the artist complete with games and play dough cup cakes. Here are a few letters to the artists from their fans!

picstitch (7)Open Studio time at the Children’s Art Centre allows children to express their own ideas and encourages problem solving as they invent imaginative worlds, or their own fashion design! Each artist’s ideas are embraced and celebrated.

picstitch (6)Hard work is always balanced with play! We made paper mache piñatas and put our finishing touches on with tissue paper. I wonder what surprises hide within!

Stay tuned for updates on Sessions 2 – 5.

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