Alternative art education for children
These activities differ from the traditional educational system. Utilizing new materials and application techniques. Through this working environment the student is exposed to practices that will improve his/her self-confidence and expression.
The art education programs for children increase their artistic perception and creativity, with a focus on helping to create an understanding of their own life goals. The environment brings a positive development in personal and social orientation, and enhances life skills for acquiring new social relationships.
The most important aspect of art education activities for children is to create a comfortable environment where they can be without exposure to any pre-determined restrictions, but simultaneously also conforming to the rules of the workshop.
All the characteristic features of human life are about choices and people, and childhood determines the most critical period. During this period, children are very easy to influence in a healthy manner. An important feature of this system is the balance of creative freedom and innovation and the importance of structure. After being unleashed with total self-determined freedom, the children realize themselves the importance of positive guidelines. By creating a non-conventional teacher / student relationship, a new dimension of social perception is triggered within the child.
Often socio-economic disadvantaged groups of children or youngsters exposed to war can share a similar risk of negative social development as those who are in more economically stable environment.
The alternative art education system encourages children over time to gain confidence on their communication through speech and expression.