Today we had an art workshop. Elizabeth Park leds us and described art as being a universal language. We discussed different methods of creative expression through various means of art for example, collage, painting, clay and drawing. We also discussed about chromology, which is the study and how certain colors produce a certain feeling.
Afterwards we were able to get into the creative process and created an art peace. I got to create a mosaic out of magazine images I cut out. This mosaic peace was meaningful for me because it built on yesterdays talk with Kaipoi. It’s a representation of what I had learn along with what I love.
How can children create meaning through art? By allowing them to go through their own process rather than a set expectation. It is also important to integrate the arts into all areas of curriculum, this allow the child to extend their knowledge. For example, this reminds me of a project I put together. Each week I had a featured “Artist of the week” in which the children learned about world known or local artists, their art methods and on of their paintings. Also it make me think of adapting the curriculum to work with children with variation of color blindness and also as for children that would liked to be challenged.
Affirmation of the day: I am open and utilize my creativity an express myself