Art is a universal language. Thousands of years ago, mankind told stories about their values, traditions and beliefs through paintings on cave walls and rocks. Through the ages, artists have relayed history through these paintings, drawings, paintings, architecture and sculptures. Joy, sorrow, anger, love, peace are some of the emotions and experiences that can be shared in a sketched line or a splash of colour.
Visual art encourages fine motor skills, neural development, language development and problem-solving abilities and that in children it can be used effectively to teach and understand other key subjects such as reading, writing, math, and science. Therapists assert that art is valuable because it can allow individuals to process their world, to deal with sometimes scary emotions in a safe way because it gives them critical sensory input. Artists tell us that art is important for its own sake as a source of aesthetic beauty and expression, as well as simply for the process of creating.
Creativity is the route to authenticity through self awareness and expression. As we create, we plumb the depths of our being, accessing what we think and believe in. Through creative self-expression, we grow in self-awareness by building a connection between inner and outer experiences, generate insights and resolve problems. The more we create, the more we discover and realise our impulses, habits and desires. There is no right or wrong way to be an artist. When we create, we are given the opportunity to engage with the world without judging ourselves. We have permission to take risks, experiment, try new things, and strip away inhibitions in a healthy and creative way.
Duration: 60 minutes per class
Having a regular creative outlet is not just part of a well-rounded education – it is essential for a child’s emotional health and well-being. Producing a show brings the arts together and provides growth opportunities for all varieties of learners. For example, kinesthetic learners engage their bodies through dance, linguistic learners dive into the written and spoken word, spatial learners tackle set and costume design, and musical learners revel in the show’s score.
Besides being incredibly fun, musical theatre helps young people develop many of the skills necessary for success in today’s world such as :-
Empathy through character work and story creation, young performers explore the lives of others. First-hand perspectives of new circumstances challenge prejudices and aid in the development of well-rounded students and citizens.
Self-Confidence in other aspects of performing arts, especially improvisation, helps young people to understand how to appraise situations, think outside the box and be more confident going into unfamiliar situations. Students learn to trust their ideas and abilities. Confidence gained from learning performing arts skills applies to school, career, and life.
Imagination in a word addicted to technology, theatre provides an outlet for making creative choices, thinking new ideas, and interpreting the material in expressive ways that are the essence of drama.
Teamwork where theatre is a collaboration of different players and in many cases the quality of any performance reliance on an ensemble performance. Combining the creative ideas and the abilities of all participants is required for the best outcomes. This requires all those taking part to engage in discussions, feedback, rehearsing, and the performance.
A person simply cannot say that theatre arts does not have an importance in the development of a teenager’s life. It is a key to how they can become an adult and deal with other people in this crazy world. It allows them to look at the mirror of the world and see themselves and what they can do to be a welcomed part of it. It provides for them an outlet they might have never found and gives them confidence to be a part of something that will build character, ambition, education and desire.
Duration: 60 minutes per class
Creative writing helps to communicate ideas with much more precision and beauty than through any other medium. Unfortunately, writing is too often associated with tedious school essays and review papers and reports...yet, although those essays are rather rigid and formulaic, the purpose of creative writing is, well, to be creative. All forms of creative writing push away boundaries, and through their welcoming freedom, encourage writers to develop and prune their voices in an uninhibited setting, without having to feel as though they must remain in any well-defined lines.
“Creative writing develops reading, writing and language skills! While writing, children are exploring words and grammar.” This is a long term skill that will help kids later in life as they begin to write professionally in various capacities.
Creative writing helps to build vocabulary. Do you know how many types of swords there are? I don’t either, actually, but I know many of them. Do you know how many ways there are to say mean? Well, there’s mean, of course, but there are also words like malevolent and malicious and cruel, which all help to paint a more accurate picture of whatever it is that the writer is trying to portray. Once the writer knows these words, they aren’t likely to ever be forgotten. At the very least, the next time the writer is trying to describe someone as mean, they might remember that there are two other, more impressive sounding words that start with ‘m’ that might be used to describe said person.
A creative writing course will challenge you to learn to organize your ideas and write clearly. Whether you are working on a short story, novel, play, screenplay or a children’s story, you need to make sure that the “bone” of your plot make sense and that they flow in an organized manner. This type of logical thinking translates very well into the workplace.
Seeing your words on paper translates into increased self-confidence. If you feel better about yourself, you will be willing to take on a more challenging role in your work. Writing is hard work, but if you can step up and put your thoughts out there for people to read and comment on, the challenges of your workplace don’t seem nearly as intimidating.
Creative writing is incredibly beneficial to burgeoning writers, and to students of all kinds. It requires effort, yes, but the more effort someone puts into it, the more likely they are to reap the benefits of it.
Duration: 60 minutes per class