Our youngest age group, from ages 4-6, are what we call our little Acorns, full of potential to grow into mighty Oaks! The world is a fascinating place, especially to fresh young eyes discovering it for the first time. The natural world is always a source of inspiration, from insects to birds and plants, and perhaps under a toadstool or at the foot of a tree elves and fairies there may be...! Please find our Course Overview below.
Where Imagination Comes to Life
Acorn - ages 4-6
Begin to draw
Testing materials , discussion of interests and related imaginative play with oil crayons
Let's add to it!
Building on drawing of week 1 and expanding into other drawing media such as textas and/pencils. We may consider exploring this in sculptural/doll/puppet form as well.
Painting based on current topics relevant to the students in class such as weekend activities, holidays etc. using tempera, an easy-to-use powder paint which is mixed with water to create free flowing effects.
Do you see what I see?
Painting using poster paint for bright and bold effects. Beginning to play with other material such as cloth scraps and see them for their expressive potential.
Let's make it pop out of the page!
Introduction to sculpting using clay and/found objects
Do you know how to make a....?
Complete a small, representational animal sculpture
Collaborative found object sculpture project
All the things you could make a picture with
Collage using an array of papers, beans, bits and bobs!
A different way of seeing
Painting with objects. Using objects such as a leaf, twig, sponge etc to paint with instead of using a brush.
"Look at what I made!"
Painting games and party at the park including an exhibition amongst friends and family of selected folio work.