Art at Prairie Creek
The art studio at Prairie Creek is a place where children begin to discover their voices and palettes inspired by art. Prairie Creek’s Art Specialist, Angie Ekern, has a passion for guiding children in meaningful art experiences that blossom beyond the studio. Through meaningful art engagement, children develop an awareness of and appreciation for others—and, in turn, they learn about themselves. Through art, children at Prairie Creek connect to their whole learning by using their hands, hearts, and minds together to create, communicate, and discover.
The lessons focus on discovery and exploration. Children are encouraged to work at their own pace. This allows them to feel safe and take risks as their creative expression begins to unfold and blossom! With a focus on process, children are able to gain skills and concepts relating to art. Art concepts are taught through instruction based on the elements and principles of design.
Children use a variety of art materials and techniques. Studio lessons are designed to develop creative expression as well as visual language and vocabulary. Children learn active problem-solving skills as they make aesthetic decisions and develop informed opinions about art.