Art & Life Skills - Bowie Campus - Fridays
Art(ful) Matters - 4 Quarters - Fridays
Art(ful) Matters - Junior level (6-12 yrs) & Senior level (12-18 yrs)
$400/year, $25 registration
Creating art expands a person's ability to interact with the world around them, and provides a new set of skills for self-expression and communication. We know that art is important for our children, but it often gets lost in math, reading and writing, and we can forget that art matters the same way that language matters. Art is a language that is begging to be spoken by children and youth and gives communication skills that go beyond verbal expression. This class will teach 13 invaluable skills through acrylics and watercolor, mosaics, clay, beads, collage and more. The skills are: creativity, confidence, problem solving, perseverance, focus, non-verbal communication, receiving constructive feedback, collaboration, dedication, self-expression, self-esteem, fine motor skills and expression of the soul. Art(ful) Matters is a cheerful, enthusiastic and vibrant class full of color, joy and a needed break from the rigors of a classical education. Students will be guided to see that the journey of art and creativity is equally or more important than the destination.
*Note ~ The Senior and Junior classes are quite similar and most projects will be the same however, more emphasis will be placed on fostering independence in personal art with the older set as well as adding more complexity and depth to the various projects.