Welcome to the boundlessly creative yet boundary-defined world of Art Boot Camp! Founder
At Art Boot Camp, our philosophy is simple.
We believe that all children are endowed with boundless creativity. However, to tap, channel and apply that creativity, they need boundaries.
At Art Boot Camp, we set those boundaries with an approach to facilitating creativity that inspires as it instructs.
Our slogan says it all. At Art Boot Camp, we take... a disciplined approach to creativity!
The dedicated team at Art Boot Camp, which includes trained practicing artists and early childhood educators, has a threefold mission.
Firstly, we aim to build children’s self-esteem and confidence by awakening them to their own unique creative talents.
Secondly, we aim to equip children with an understanding of artistic techniques, and the practical skills required to execute them.
Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, we aim to instill in children a value system that will hold them in good stead for the future.
WHY ART BOOT CAMP?
We at Art Boot Camp believe that the object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives, and that while it is good to have an end to journey toward; it is the journey that really matters. Under the guidance of our panel of extremely qualified and passionate Advisors, our sessions are carried out in a setting that is unique to Art Boot Camp.
Aside from uncovering and developing each child’s creative talents in a fun way, Art Boot Camp will also guide each child along on developing important lifelong skills like deep listening and act towards building up his/her confidence levels.
Our Emphasis on Documentation
One important aspect of the Art Boot Camp approach to learning is the documentation process that is ongoing throughout the child’s stay with us. Art Boot Camp employs a form of documentation that is both dynamic and stimulating. It engages children, teachers and parents in looking at how children are thinking and representing the ideas they are exploring.
This process of documentation will reveal the surprising complexity of children’s thinking while also revealing the relationships between and among children and teachers, and between the children and the materials they are using.
Art Boot Camp will awaken each child’s sense of wonder about everything under the sun, and is perfect for all kids from 3 to 12 years old, when the windows of learning are wide open – so, parents go ahead and maximize this window of opportunity!
WHAT DO ART BOOT CAMPERS DO?
Art Boot Camp sessions are FUN and include real experiential learning, where constant interaction between facilitators and learners will take place, with loads of positive reinforcement, of course. Expect a multi-faceted theme-based approach, ever-changing and ever-engaging! By examining changing and varied themes from multiple angles and perspectives, valuable lessons will be learned about differing points of view and the importance of not only lateral thinking but ‘lateral seeing’. Risks become adventures, and even the most timid students may answer questions or surprise everyone by revealing hidden talents. Outrageous streaks of creative genius will emerge without self-consciousness, and both the facilitators and learner become receptive to exploring new possibilities. Where the selfsame lessons contained within our programmes can be applied not only to art, but to their everyday lives.
The vast array of materials and tools we have available allow children to develop an understanding of the nature and properties of these materials. Experimentation brings confidence and creativity.