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How does art help child development?

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Through creative art, children may be able to represent experiences.

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Creating art relieves stress, encourages creative thinking, increases brain plasticity and increased serotonin levels.

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Children’s creativity is appreciated by their peers and teachers, as a result helping them feel valued as people, raising self esteem.

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They may draw images out of proportion, exaggerating things important to them.

Teacher – Jules

A teacher for over 20 years, Jules has worked extensively with a diversity of children in Australia, New Zealand and England. As an artist, art therapist, book author and meditation teacher she observed & felt the need for children to learn the tools of meditation followed by the creative process. Jules is very inspired by teaching this and sharing her talents with the children.

Description

Suitable for children: 4-14 years old

Children will learn powerful life tools, to assist inner peace, emotional balancing, and expansion of their creativity. Emotions such as anxiety, stress, depression and fears are commonly dissolved with these processes. Building greater self-esteem, self-love, trust, acceptance of self and others.

The student will be guided through deep breathing exercises at the beginning of each lesson. Followed by a guided meditation with visualisation.

An example of what your children will experience in the first lesson embraces the visualisation of a beautiful rain forest encompassing all of the colours and shapes they see and their happy peaceful place. Students then draw this out with pastels on black pastel paper. Positive affirmations in words and symbols are created with the children, according to what they need.

The program delivers different focus areas each lesson (as listed bellow or created in accordance with the child’s needs) using mediums such as acrylic paints, natural paints, clay and recycled objects.

Examples of focus area

 

Inner Peace (pastel on paper)

Beginning with a basic meditation/visualisation this lesson guides students to see, feel and draw the place they feel most peaceful & happy.

Key Learning Outcomes

Visual Arts, Physical Education (mental health)

Eternal love is inside you

Realisation all the love inside of them without need for external input. Feeling safe & not judged having an animal friend with them during the visualisation.

Key Learning Outcomes

Visual Arts, Physical Education (mental health)

Inner Strength & Wisdom

Shows students they have a lot of internal strength & wisdom internally. Learning about other cultures such as South America

Key Learning Outcomes

Environmental studies, Cultures in Society, Visual Arts

The Imaginary world

To enhance students imagination. Expression of their own fantasy world. Kids’ feeling of creating their own magic.

Key Learning Outcomes

Visual Arts, Literacy

Big Dreams & Goals

Enjoy feeling relaxed & inspired by nature. Insight & freedom to dream & visualise big goals!

Key Learning Outcomes

Visual Arts, Physical Education

Gratitude for my Present Life

Students remembering to enjoy the simple things in life with appreciation.

Key Learning Outcomes

Visual Arts, Physical Education

We are all One Love

Accept people for how they are. A greater sense of respect for other cultures & communities.

Key Learning Outcomes

Cultural & Social Studies

We create together

Those are just examples and imagination is the only limite to those sessions! 

 

Registration & Request

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    ALLERGIES, PAST EMOTIONAL or PHYSICAL TRAUMA or SPECIAL NEEDS

    Meditation, Visualisation and Art Therapy can shift and release emotions stemming from past challenges and as such it is imperative that teachers are aware of potentials shifts so as to optimally guide, nurture and support your child during execution of the sessions.

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