Programm for Kids
- 3 Months to 6 months certificate program for our Bloom Artists.
- One year to extended year program.
BENEFITS TO JOIN THE ART PROGRAMME :
Every child is a born artist. All kids love scribbling on walls, floors and paper, they love molding with clay, they love messing about with paints. Even before a baby has learnt to grasp, if you let her dip her hands In paint and give her some paper, she will create some glorious design on the paper and, possibly, on herself too. She’ll also enjoy looking at the colour, feeling the wet paint, and the texture of the paper, she will be smelling the paint too and if you don,t watch out, she will put her hand in her mouth to taste this interesting and colorful martial.
Even a baby can learn a lot while she’s creating her art. As she grows older, she will
also learn to interpret her world through an, represent herself and other relevant people and objects in her art and also to express her thoughts, ideas and feelings. While she is engaged in this process, she is also picking up motor skills, eye-hand coordination, observation and so on.
Art and children are a natural combination. Child development specialists believe
art is an essential part of a child’s early development and plays a key role in developing life skills.
Increasingly, schools are using art to teach many basic concepts in every subject. Art is very much a part of our childrens’ world. Here are some great reasons why art is so important in our children’s lives and how you can help your child’s relationship with art to flourish.
Art activities help develop a childâs fine and gross motor skills. When toddlers play in the sand pit, filling containers, wetting the sand, moulding it and throwing it, their gross motor skills are being developed. Similarly, working with printed blocks and paint, walking on chart paper with paint on the feet and so on also targets the gross motor skills.
Learning to grab and then to hold a crayon well and use it effectively to make some sort of picture fine tunes the child’s fine motor skills. Other activities while creating art such as cutting and sticking also sharpen fine motor ability.
Eye hand coordination:
Various art activities can help children develop and improve their eye-hand coordination, a skill they need for just about everything – feeding them- selves, buttoning a shirt, picking up objects, writing and so on.
As soon as a child is able to hold a pencil or crayon well and form a picture, you âwill see attempts being made to draw himself with a loved one. First pictures tend to be family pictures for a lot of kids. Or else, all the things from the childâs world that matter to him. It could be a house, a beloved toy or a pet, a sibling, parent or grandparent.
As your child makes these first drawings, he is evolving a sense of self and identity. He is finding his place in his world and representing that on paper. Do encourage family pictures. They are a great way to give your child a sense of importance and self-worth.
A multi-dimensional world:
At the same time, these drawings also help him to observe small details about his world and think about concepts of placement, he is learning to turn a three dimensional world into a two dimensional one on paper. He learns the relationships between various objects around him. The tree does not grow on top of the house; it has to be placed on mud or grass. A chair has to be placed on the floor. I am small, my sister is a little bit bigger than me and Mama is still larger and Papa is the tallest.
Art gives everyone a chance to use their imagination, interpret and represent the world in a way they choose to. It may not necessarily be realistic or correct. Do allow your child to be a Picasso or Salvadore Dali and make surreal, nonsensical images. Do resist criticising a young child for making the sky red and the sea hot pink, or for colouring outside the line. If your child does not draw a blue sky, it does not ‘mean he has not understood that the sky looks blue in the daytime. Itâs just that heâs having fun, inventing something. Leaving him free to make his picture his way and then warmly encouraging him will do him a world of good.
Older children who say âI canât draw” probably had some adult criticising their early pictures. Often this statement tends to spill over into other areas too for children who have been needlessly criticised for a sincere effort at a tender age. It can make a child less confident and less able to articulate and express himself not just on paper but in other, far more important ways.
Small kids have much shorter attention spans. The TV and advertisement culture reinforces this quality, but art can help your child to learn .to concentrate and focus on one thing for a longer period.
If you provide the material, space, some ideas and a little help, you will find that your children can stay busy with their art project for a long span of time. Watch their furrowed brows and looks of utter concentration as they cut the right shape and then need to stick it just so on the design theyâve made on the paper. Compare this with their glazed expressions when they are watching TV.
Art provides children of all ages with an outlet to express their feelings, thoughts and emotions. Children love making a card for a loved oneâs birthday and pouring their hearts into it. Similarly, children end up expressing a lot of their cares and concerns in
their art. A child who is feeling left out after the birth of a new sibling may express this on paper by drawing his family as it was before the sibling came along.
Try to validate and accept whatever your child expresses because these expressions are therapeutic and are automatically helping your child cope with his problems. In some cases you may be able to better understand your childâs problems when you see his art.
You can also use art as a way of actively encouraging expression of feelings. The next time your child is about to throw a tantrum, say, I can see youâre feeling very frustrated right now. Do you want to make me a drawing to show me how frustrated or angry you’re feeling?â you may be surprised at the response and the work that comes out of this. My six-way to encourage your child’s year-old once agreed to this offer and
i had to quickly produce paper and paint and he made the most fiercely beautiful painting and said, “This is how my face looks when I am angry.” We both burst out laughing and, of course, the anger had vanished.
Many child psychologists successfully use art as a way to get their little clients to speak out their worries and fears. Often cases of physical or sexual abuse have come to light when every young child has drawn some- thing inappropriate to his age or knowledge level. Later art is also used as a form of counselling and therapy where the psychologist leads the child through a process with aft and communicating gently and talking about the picture and then gradually finding out what is bothering the child.
A way to learn:
For small kids, creating any kind of art is about experimentation. Watch your kids paint – watch as they feel different textures, use colours and soft out objects. Learning to put colours together or represent a real life thing on paper and thinking about how to get a particular effect through crayons and paints are wonderful ways for children to develop problem-solving skills. Fun and meaningful experiences with simple art materials are a good way to encourage your childâs
Creative, intellectual, emotional, and physical development. As children explore and create through art experiences, their ability to communicate and express themselves will grow. With support as well as opportunities for art making, most children can explore their creative potential.