Working creatively with children is a privilege. I learn as much from them as they do from me. I am a practising artist and I have a Bachelor of Visual Art from Auckland University of Technology. I am a photographer primarily but I also paint and sculpt. My style of teaching focuses on both process and product. Children are naturally creative and intuitively know how to create beautiful and unique works of art. My goal is to nurture and support this creativity through art. I like to provide a dynamic environment with flexible structure for the children to explore their creative ideas within.
The intuitive process can teach us a lot about art and ourselves. Children are curious and intuitive and my classes are designed to support this. I encourage experimentation with art materials and style. I will also teach the children skills and techniques to give them more options in expressing themselves visually. I explore traditional art making methods as well as contemporary visual communication by looking at artists and art movements from history and today. This is an art elemental table I designed to show you the basic concepts I work from. Art Elemental Table
I encourage art practice with low impact on the environment. I do this by reusing and recycling as well as introducing a mindfulness about the materials we use to make art. I use the elements from my my art elemental table to explain visual ideas and concepts. We will explore the art elemantal table through drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, collecting, categorising, assemblage, installation, play and group work.
'Please visit my website for more information about what I do www.makelikeatree.co.nz '