CAEYC 2016 Workshop: Art, Creativity & Brain Development

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WORKSHOP AT CAEYC 2016 BY ANNA REYNER

ART, CREATIVITY AND BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

Apr 1, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

Modern neuroscience has provided hard evidence that connective pathways in the brain are actually created by repeated early experiences. A child’s early engagement in art activities can help create unique brain connections that will have long-term impact on a child’s life.

Art engages children’s hands, minds and emotions and helps develop valuable cognitive, social-emotional, and multi-sensory skills. Learn to identify the many developmental skills children master through art activities, and how self directed art fosters creativity and self esteem.

“Art & Brain Development”
Repeated experiences with open ended art builds nerve circuits in the brain that influence how a child does in school, in relationships, and in society as a whole. A developmental theory presentation will discuss how art activities facilitate intellectual growth and cognitive development in early childhood. A Power Point presentation on Art in Child Development includes 20 slides of children’s artwork. Participants will review these slides and discuss how each different art activity facilitates specific problem solving, decision making and other cognitive skills.

“Art Therapy: Tools & Techniques for the Classroom”
Participants will be introduced to basic principles of art therapy and simple guidelines for understanding the language of children’s art. Through better understanding the language of art, participants will be better equipped to understand the emotional needs of the children in their care.

Session concludes with a playful hands-on art experience where participants engage with a partner and make their own art.

5A .What is Child Ar PG 1

5B. What is Child Art PG 2

6. Foam Paint pg 1Messy Art Color

7. Foam Paint pg 2 Messy Art Color

10 Lessons Art Teach, Elliot Eisner copy

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2 thoughts on “CAEYC 2016 Workshop: Art, Creativity & Brain Development

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    Is this an approved pakeys workshop in order to receive professional development hours? Also, if Inam able to attend, will I need to register for the workshop?attend?

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