Discovery through Art Work
Our Atelierista is a “teacher” with an arts background. They work with all age groups and practitioners to trace a child’s discoveries through artwork and working together they document and reflect on what is learnt. In this way, the expressive and poetic languages became part of the process by which knowledge is built.
The children’s interests and interactions are observed closely. From this our professionals introduce materials, questions and learning experiences that extend the children thinking and encourage them to explore further. Children are encouraged to make links with prior learning and new knowledge. These projects may continue for a day or may continue for weeks and one project will usually lead seamlessly onto the next. Some teacher provocations are anticipated, and some are spontaneous when the children’s interactions cause the project to take an unexpected direction.