I am a qualified and well experienced Art Director with 2 years graphic design training at the University of the Free State. Following that by a three year full time course in communicating through art and 13 years in the marketing industry I realised how important creativity is for all people, for the young at heart as well as children. Thus the reason for the existence of this studio. We will turn fun into art and not only that. We will surely build on the foundation of education, creativity and lateral thinking in all ways and means in the different classes and workshops throughout the year.
The approach is to give that growth through individual attention in classes that are no bigger than 8 students. Kindly refer to Our levels for more information on the different offerings.
Pinsel plans creative expression with the child’s overall development in mind. Creative art activities can help children in all areas of development. It provides unconventional ways of self expression, builds on positive experiences and facilitates positive experiences. Furthermore it supports resilience, develops optimism, meaning and purpose. More specifically, here are some ways that our art activities can support young children’s development.
We offer art activities that support children’s large and small muscle development as well as their eye-hand coordination. Using crayons, markers, and paintbrushes helps children practice the fine motor control they will need for writing and other delicate tasks.
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
When children work together in the art area, they learn to share, to interact with one another, to appreciate each other, to be responsible for cleanup and to put materials away. These are positive and important changes for social learning.
Young children can learn the names of colours and shapes through creative art activities. They find out what happens when they mix two primary colours together and get a secondary colour. Sending older children outside to carefully examine a tree, feel its bark, and study the shape and colour of its leafs, and then asking them to draw or paint trees helps them develop observational skills needed for science.
Through creative art children may be able to represent and express experiences and observations that they cannot verbalise. They may draw pictures out of proportion, exaggerating things that are important to them. When we value children’s creativity, we help them feel valued as people, raising their self-esteem. And parents learn more about their children’s heart.
IMAGINATION AND EXPERIMENTATION
Your child’s active imagination, thinking and dreaming can take form through art, perpetuating those thoughts. Pinsel helps develop each child’s unique perspective and individual style of creative expression, their personal, unique responses to the environment and to their hearts. For example, Willy wonders what will happen if he uses a paintbrush in each hand. He ask his teacher to help him. Next thing, they tie a rubber band around the paintbrushes. Through active experimentation, he invents a new way to paint. Although tying two paintbrushes together is no rocket science, Willy is learning skills that could help him invent something new when he grows up, like new rocket fuel or a nifty woodcutting tool. He started by putting imagination into practice, learning by smaller and greater successes while it does not hurt.
Creativity helps you see things differently and deal better with uncertainty, sometimes in a step by step way. Studies show that creative people are able to live better with uncertainty because they can adapt their thinking to allow for the flow of the unknown.