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Oh Art! promotes a self-led, purposeful approach to the child’s creative exploration of the arts and visual communication, inspired by Bruno Munari’s “Playing with Art” method. We see the child’s initiation, intuition and self-direction as essential for the creative process to unfold. We offer gentle guidance, basing ourselves on current research in the fields of education, communication and psychology, and in this way, support each child’s development of creative, intrapersonal and interpersonal skills.
We create a space where children and parents or carers feel safe, welcome and supported by consistently utilising Positive Discipline tools and Non-Violent Communication model (NVC). We aim for children to feel positively challenged and confident, and to have their emotional and social needs met while at the setting. We believe children and adults alike benefit from seeing positive communication, behaviour and guidance modelled by Oh Art! facilitators.
The sessions on Wednesday and Friday mornings are aimed for children between 2 and 5 years old, and places in our workshops are limited to 6 children per session to ensure a high quality and positive experience for each child. This month’s theme is exploring PRINTING.
If you are interested in booking a session with us, drop us an email to ohartproject(at) gmail dot com.
Costs: £10 p/child, £5 extra child. The costs cover high quality materials, tuition and organic fresh fruits for children. The sessions are from 10 - 11:30am on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Oh Art! Team:
Kiki trained as a Graphic Designer in Florence, Italy before coming to England to study BA (Hons) Fine Arts at Byam Shaw Art School/Central St. Martins in London. She was a founding member of small democratic primary school in SE London. She currently works as a Positive Discipline Certified Parent Educator giving workshops for parents, carers and teachers. She has a foundation level in NVC (Nonviolent Communication).
Marcela has a BA (Hons) in Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts, and an MA in Communication Art & Design from Royal College of Art. She has a Level 2 QCF Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. She has three years experience of work with children and the arts, including running workshops with Kids Company at an inner London school. She currently works as a Teacher Assistant. She has a Foundation level in NVC (Nonviolent Communication).
Andrea has a BSc in Psychology with an MA in Psychosocial Interventions. She has worked extensively with children and teenagers from vulnerable backgrounds with mental disabilities in Argentina, USA and Spain. Part of her practice as a psychologist has been to encourage positive personal development and communication skills for children. She attended and completed two workshops on Positive Discipline. She’s currently an active volunteer at Refugee Youth. She has a Foundation level in NVC (Nonviolent Communication).
We look forward to hearing from you! Feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions.