Created by an expert team of educators and artists, and inspired by the fearless sense of fun and endless source of inner creativity that all children possess. Mini Masters is ideal for young minds seeking new ways to express themselves.
Child development is dramatically enhanced when children are given unique artistic opportunities. Mini Masters allows children to delve into the minds and techniques of the world’s great artists – from Henri Matisse to Georgia O’Keefe. Children are introduced to the idea that behind every painting, drawing, and sculpture, stands a great artist. Once inspired by the artist of the day, our “Mini Masters” create their own dynamic pieces of art.
Since Mini Masters is about the excitement of exploration, children get to play with different media, including:
Paint, Sculpture, Still life drawing, Collage, Mural work, Photography and Multimedia.
Children also learn about the elements of design:
Line, Shape, Colour, Texture, Value, Space and Form.
Mini Masters Students experience art in the world around them through stories, songs, movement, and of course, lots of messy fun.
Our teachers praise students’ artwork, celebrate the individual abilities of each child, and create a warm, encouraging environment in which budding artists thrive.
Mini Masters is an interactive art program that expands children’s artistic knowledge and creativity by exposing them to master artists. Inspired by the artist studied and the seven elements of design, children create great works of their own.
Each Mini Masters unit focuses on a different artist, and draws upon specific artistic styles, movements, cultures, populations, and media. Some of the artists studied include:
Keith Haring, Henry Rousseau, Vincent Van Gogh, Georgia O’Keefe, Henri Matisse, Sheila Hicks, Kenojuak Ashevak and Viola Frey.
All Mini Masters lessons include the following key interactive components:
Visual Attendance: artistic sign-in at the start of every class
Look, Listen, and Learn Gallery: introduction to the artist’s life and works
Art Activity: creation of art in the style of the artist of the day
Art Skills: fostering an understanding of the elements of design: line, shape, colour, texture, value, space and form
Movement activities and stories: to facilitate understanding and expand creative possibilities
Yes. Different art projects are developed in every lesson. The class is designed to be a hands-on, interactive experience for everyone. Students take pride in the work that they create, knowing that it has been composed independently.
Children should wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty.
No. All specialty art supplies are provided.
No. Children at any skill level can benefit from art education. The goal of the program is to foster and build independence, imagination, and creative confidence through manipulation and experimentation with a variety of materials and media.
There is no formal evaluation for Mini Masters. Everyone is praised and all work displayed.
Mini Masters is based on warm encouragement, where all are welcome. Our goal is for every child to feel comfortable and safe when in our care.
No. Mini Masters is a drop-off program designed to encourage independence and foster positive classroom habits.
In every Mini Masters classroom there is one teacher for every six students.
Parents and caregivers are invited to participate in regularly scheduled Gallery Days that highlight Mini Masters’ class work. Additionally, you are encouraged to admire your young artist’s work before and after each class.
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Dates and Program Fee:
January 12 to March 9 - $400
(No class on February 16)
Introduction to the minds and techniques of great artists! Children's Garden Nursery School is very proud to offer afternoon Mini Masters classes. Online applications and more detailed information is available at www.childrensgarden.ca.
Posted by Children's Garden Nursery School Bayview Ltd. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016