Kids at Kids Cottage Nursery showcase their creativity through the wonders of art
24 June 2019| Last updated on 1 July 2019
At Kids Cottage Nursery, in our reggio environment we considered art media as a tool to help our children make their ideas, thoughts, theories visible and to construct a new understanding of any project and theme.
Through encounters with a wide range of media and materials, children become more comfortable and skilled and begin to use the materials to communicate and represent their emotions, discoveries and interests.
The schools in Reggio Emilia refers to this communication as “The hundred languages of children”.
An amazing collaborative piece of art created by bluebells Class, age 2-3 years.
Some beads, ribbons and other materials were all hung from a tree branch witness of such creativity and imagination.
- Artists: Bluebells Class, age 2-3 years
- Art: “The branch”
- Materials: watercolor paint, wire, beads, natural materials.
Instinct & Imagination
An exploration of lines and colors inspired by Joan Miro.When Fs1 Class stood in front of the canvas, they never know that they are going to do – but at the end they were surprised from their results.
“I think I can see lots of lines, a sleeping line, a standing line, a hip hop line, a wave line, a jumping line and a zigzag line. I want to draw like Miro, he likes lines, and black colors. I draw a big circle it is someone with earphone listening to the radio. The circle is a line going round and round” Atlas, 4yrs.
This is how our little artist Atlas deciphered the concept of lines through Joan Miro paintings.
A magic touch to the ocean created by Blossoms class using natural materials and loose parts. Loose parts are materials which can be manipulated in order to feed the children’s curiosity and unleash their imagination.
- Art: The Ocean
- Artists: FS1 class, 3-4yrs
- Technique: Collage
“I want to make a treasure box” Laura
“The waves are green and yellow and made because of the wind” Eva
Jackson Pollock- A beautiful Mess
Inspired by the famous artists, Jackson Pollock, Bluebells Class, age 2-3 years, created a stunning collaborative piece of art following the technique called action painting used by Pollock. These small artists enjoyed dribbling the paint in long and wobbly lines, and making splashy drippy, messy while listening to music.
Happy Listening and Art-Making!
- Art: African Mask
- Artists: Bluebells Class, 2 -3 years
- Technique: collage
- Materials: cardboard, lids, fabric, seeds, feathers, wooden sticks, watercolor paint
- Artists: FS1 Class, 3-4 years
- Materials: Natural materials, fabric, beads, coins, buttons
“They look like real treasure and jewelers” Laura, 4 years