The Language of Art in Reggio-inspired classrooms refers to spontaneous, open-ended, and often messy explorations. There are no right or wrong ways to create art! This makes every child, no matter the age, successful.
We use sand, paint, water, birdseed, rice, soil, sticks, stones, clay, mud, and other textured materials to encourage children to make their own masterpieces or experiments. These types of creations are very calming for children.
Art is also seen as a lively process of engagement that deepens and extends a child's learning.
The schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy refer to art as a form of communication derived from "The Hundred Languages," meaning that this is a tool for expression and representation giving children an opportunity to collaborate effectively.
Children get the chance to do art every single day at Hopwood Child Care.
Student's individual and group work is displayed creatively throughout our facility and shared at our family events, such as our annual art show!