Art-Based Learning - Art Classes - Elmwood Park, NJ
Art-Based Learning - Unique Child Care Option - NJ State Certified Since 2008
A R T !
Art is a visual language that all children speak, but later many forget. Not all children are fortunate to have parents and teachers who recognize the value of the creative process. Those parents and teachers help children's imagination to soar by providing opportunities to think, create, discover, problem solve, and build confidence. These creative children grow into creative adults who invent, imagine, create, and communicate in fresh new ways.
When educators emphasize the art-making process over the final product, students increase their feeling of inclusion and independence, decision-making, and sense of mastery. That ultimately make them grow in self-awareness and build confidence.

Art. Kids love it. When there is no expectation about the finished product, kids absolutely thrive in art! They just want to have fun, get messy and live in the moment. But while they are processing, they are learning.

We work in small groups and this offers opportunities for the exchange of ideas, shared risk-taking, cooperation, and teamwork. You will be amazed at the depth of joy and learning that takes place.

Our philosophy is emphasizing process over product in children's art. All of our projects are based on this philosophy and provide opportunities for open ended art exploration, with unlimited ways for kids to express their originality and reach their creative potential. There are no adult-made samples, so the imagination of the artist can roam free. There is no right or wrong way, only their way.

'Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.'
Loris Malaguzzi, Italian early education specialist, founder of the Reggio Emilia Schools, Italy
Creativity matters!