At Little Creatures Collective our philosophy is to facilitate art projects, allowing children to work independently in a creative capacity through play based learning. These sessions aim to enhance creativity, instilling confidence in our Little Artist while promoting individualism.
In these 40 min session child and carers work collaboratively through three process art activities. The sessions are never about the end product, rather the creative process which takes place. Our Little Artists have the freedom to move between activities at their own pace and encourage new development and confidence.
Each week we explore a new theme using a wide range of art medium set in a unique environment, a space designed specifically for children to create art. We believe that this, combined with our small class sizes, is paramount to the learning experience.
The best bit is all the preparation and clean up is done for you, allowing child and parent to enjoy messy art activities.
Additional children who are not enrolled in a session are not permitted in the studio during class without prior agreement.
In this 50 min session students are encouraged to explore different techniques and art medium through play-based learning.
In the trusted hands of our highly qualified teaching staff, students are guided through session by gentle facilitation with two art teachers. Each student works independently through creative process and takes part in discussing and sharing their art as a group.
We maintain a small class size of no more than 8 students per session and two highly qualified facilitators. In order to achieve our goals, parents are asked to drop off their Little Artist and return for pick up in the last 5 minutes of class to share in their creations!
At Little Creatures Collective we offer a one-of-a-kind Mindfulness Through Art Program, which see our students enjoying all the light-hearted pleasure and creativity of our Artist Programs with the addition of mindfulness activities and guided mediation, design for kids!
For kids, mindfulness is a big word. But really, it’s about being aware of everything around you at that moment – right now - what you’re sitting on, what you can hear, how you’re feeling, how your body feels and what you can smell, see or touch.
Through mindfulness we can arm children with coping skills by helping them find new ways to deal with stress and anxiety and to experience more calm and focus in their lives. It can help improve their ability to pay attention, clam down when they’re upset and to make better decisions.By linking art with mindfulness, we can increase the connection between expression and how creating art can help people with their emotions, health and general well-being.
Little Creatures Collective Mindfulness Through Art Program is an 9-week program focusing on mindfulness and meditative art exercises. The sessions are run by arts educator and qualified arts therapist Kanada and developed in consultation with The Family Psychology Centre.