Developing Skills With Art
Art activities are significantly important for children especially during their early years of development. According to scientific studies, the human brain develops fast from birth to age five. And early brain development has a lasting impact on a child's ability to learn and succeed in school and life. Research shows that art activities develop brain capacity in early childhood. Creative engagements allows children’s senses to work more effectively in open-ended play and supports the development of cognitive, social-emotional and multisensory skills.
As children progress into elementary school and beyond, visual art continues to provide opportunities for brain development, mastery, problem solving, self-esteem and creativity. Through art, children can express their own ideas, trying new things, and experimenting with changing materials. DEX Art has a curriculum designed for young minds where they get a chance to explore all mediums including graphite pencils, pen, acrylics, brush pens, color pencils, play doh, watercolor and a lot more. Apart from the mediums, they also learn the techniques to use them and improve their creative skills. These mindful activities for children introduce them to new tools and materials, and possible ways to use them. We also introduce children to different forms/styles of art such as prehistoric art, folk paintings, Manga, doodling, modern art and contemporary abstraction as well. As children learn to draw, apply paint, sculpt with clay or make collages, they are learning about the world (color, shape and size of objects). When they hold the brush/pencil, use paints, glue, and markers, they are planning, experimenting, and problem solving-taking their best decision to build up while observing the instructors in class. When a child observes how to mix paint, they learn to understand the cause and effect. The process becomes more important than the thing they actually create. And this process of observing and applying it in their own work helps in developing their skills in art and life. Through self-expression and creativity, children’s skills will develop naturally. As children use scissors to cut, fingers to hold the brush/pencil, or knead the play dough with fingers, they are improving control of the small muscles in their hands. Along with drawing using crayons or brush pens, helps children develop fine motor control that they need later for writing.
Art is a great way for children to develop their language skills, as they talk about color, shape, and size while describing their work to friends, caregivers, and parents. Where art is concerned, it is the process of creating – exploring, discovering, and experimenting – that has the greatest value for young children to develop their overall skills in life.
Let your child unlock the true creative potential within him/her & develop the skills of thinking, creating & exploring!