Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
Imagination is the door to possibilities. It is where creativity, ingenuity, and thinking outside the box begin for child development. Art engages children’s senses in open-ended play and supports the development of cognitive, social-emotional and multisensory skills.
Art offers opportunities for self-expression. Children express how they feel and think about the world through their art, which helps them develop a sense of their own individuality, a sense of self-respect, and an appreciation for others’ work. It is the process of creating – exploring, discovering, and experimenting – that has the greatest value for young children.
ARTS CAN OPEN DOORS TO LEARNING AND SKILL BUILDING
Educating children in the arts has shown in brain-based research to improve several cognitive skills. When students create original stories through film, for example, they're creating new content from prior learning. This is known as meta-cognition, and Bloom's Taxonomy ranks it as the best possible learning outcome. Arts can provide all kinds of benefits for kids, from intellectual to creative to social-emotional.
While sports are a great way to impart certain skills, the competition involved often turns off several children and leads them to feelings of failure. On the other hand,
collaborative and performative arts like Film and Theatre, are a great way to impart these skills to children because they not only engage and challenge them, but also provide opportunities for interaction, personal expression and play.
The Zest Lab has been designed and developed by various experts in experiential and outdoor education( including life-skills and the arts) at the Gap Year University. The curriculum follows a unique, innovative and scientific pedagogry that’s not just effective but also challenging and fun.
The workshops will be facilitated by a team of expert trainers and facilitators who are passionate about education and arts, and have avid experience in facilitating experiential and art based learning.
Each module will be handled by a team of two, a facilitator and a cognitive behavioral psychologist. While the facilitator engages the participants, the psychologist monitors the participation and shares the assessment with the participants. as feedback in the debrief sessions.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso.
Other workshops offered under Zest Summer Art Residency for children
BUILDING LIFE SKILLS THROUGH FILM MAKING
22nd May – 28th May
8TH standard – 12th standard
THEARE FOR PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT
14th May – 20th May
8th standard – 12th standard
LEADERSHIP BUILDING THROUGH ADVENTURE
10th May – 12th May
8th standard – 12th standard
FOSTERING IMAGINATION & CREATIVITY THROUGH ART AND CRAFTS
2nd May – 4th May
Age :8th standard – 12th standard
Duration :3 Days