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Creative Sessions 2017/2018:
Sprouts Adventures in Art and Nature ( age 3-5) : Sprouts is a unique experience for preschoolers that runs September-June and follows the Essex school calendar. Children must be 3 before January 1st 2018. Preschool aged children in Sprouts enjoy studio time, outdoor exploration, community gatherings and classroom projects every day. The focus is to weave concepts of science, nature, math and literacy within a artistic framework. See our SPROUTS 2017 page for more details!
Toddler Time Art & Music (under 3 years) Toddler sessions are designed for children UNDER the age of 3 accompanied by a caregiver. In addition to free form art, DEBROCKS plays her guitar about halfway through the 1 hour session!!
Homeschooling Arts Enrichment (ages 5 and up) Arts Enrichment sessions are designed to satisfy the State of Vermont fine arts requirement (and extend far beyond!) In each session, children are given time to explore four learning areas while facilitators guide them using the Reggio Emilia style of teaching. In addition, children are guided through weekly projects that designed to help children dive deep into their play and work. The sessions allow for continuity of ideas and concepts while children tinker, take apart, build, create and play, all while practicing fine motor skills and weaving in concepts of science and math…..AND of course there is always fun, lively social interaction!
Mighty Makers (ages 3-5) Sessions offer studio exploration time, followed by project time in a one and a half hour afternoon session. Children are guided through weekly projects designed with emphasis on the concepts of Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Mathematics (STEAM) for preschoolers.
Acrylic Elements (age 6-12) Over the course of 6 weeks students will learn the basics of painting with acrylics. Students will learn to paint with various techniques, modes and textures. Students will complete at least two final projects.
Art Lab (ages 6 and up) Students will receive quality individual and group art instruction while exploring various art media that addresses the Elements and Principles of Art. Students will then explore their ideas in a medium of their choosing. Students will work on longer open ended art projects of their choice or they may choose to try other mediums that are set for exploration . Students will be introduced to music that incorporates these ideas and to artists throughout history. Students will be guided through critiques in which they will give and receive constructive feedback on their own and others work. At the end of 12 weeks a culminating show and reception will be held.
All Sessions provide:
- Age appropriate activities, guided by a trained facilitator.
- Guidance in learning activities using the Reggio Emilia style of teaching. This provides children control over the direction of their learning through experiences of touching, moving, listening, and observing.
- Connected invitations for learning based on an overarching theme.
- A learning environment that focuses on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community.
- Consecutive sessions that allow for continuity of ideas and concepts, layering learning and granting students time and space to dig deep into work and play.
At Wildflowers, we feel that mess is often the avenue to beautiful creation. Parents and caregivers will appreciate that their children are able to explore limitless creativity-somewhere else! Thus, children should arrive in clothing that will be subject to MESS.
For children ages 3-4 years old staff to student ratio will not exceed 1:10, often two staff members will be present
For children ages 5-12 years old teacher to student ratio will not exceed 1:13, often two staff members will be present
SPROUTS ADVENTURES IN ART IN NATURE
is a SCHOOL YEAR LONG PROGRAM for ages 3-5
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday