All children are artists.
The problem is how to remain
an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso
(picture by A.J. Caparo)
The program aims to support participants to develop in the areas of creativity, focus, self- confidence self-esteem, and unique self-expression in a playful manner. The activities are built on, just naming a few, Betty Edward’s drawing techniques, the principles of Julia Cameron’s raising creative children, Edward de Bono’s creativity enhancing games, art & music therapy techniques, brain gym techniques, construction clay techniques (learning by doing/Kelly), different visual art techniques, different creative writing techniques, and educational coaching techniques.
During the program participants are encouraged to switch on ‘the right side of their brain’ (functions of the right hemisphere) and to balance it with the left side creating harmony between the two.
Apart from supporting the creative development and enhancing creative and artistic expression, the program can develop participants’ movement co-ordination, concentration, fine manipulative skills, and the ability to work both individually and in teams.
Personal development techniques (in the format of educational coaching) are used to support the children to gain greater self-awareness and self-confidence as well as building positive regard for oneself and others.
The program is offered in different formats for both children and adults: it is often combined with learning English as a foreign language, learning about natural Sciences, learning to draw and paint, and/or craft making.
As a result of attending the program, participants often experience enhanced concentration, less stress and that they can think in a more complex manner. They can become more creative and more confident in their self-expression. They can also experience enhanced self-esteem, self-confidence, and more ease in their communication.
The program is highly recommended for those with dyslexia, dysgraphia, attention deficit disorder, HDHD, and other learning challenges (SEND).
Program leader, Ildiko Kudlik, has worked with children for the past twenty years in different capacities. She is an educator and creative artist who believes in our innate creative abilities, the power of playful learning and developing while having oodles of fun. She runs her different creative and educational programs all over Europe.