Here at Islington Arts Factory we believe that creativity is an essential part of life and all of our teaching progamme for children and adults alike embraces that ethos. Beyond expressing creativity though, taking art classes has countless benefits for children, not only enjoyable they can effect your child's overall development. Our classes are taught by practising professional artists who pass on their skills to the children. Our sessions are longer than an average school art session and we develop projects over a number of weeks, allowing your child to work on ambitious pieces in a sustained way.
Problem Solving Working creatively utilises imagination and inventiveness which aids in developing problem solving skills and decision making.
Collaboration Your child will learn alongside children from many different schools, working together on large scale paintings and sculpture giving them experience of team work that requires patience and understanding in a fun, creative environment.
Creative Expression Your child will learn the visual language to express themselves creatively in a non-verbal way. Art can say many things that words cannot and allows for a unique form of self expression
Perseverance Children will learn that if they work hard their work will be celebrated. Islington Arts Factory' MakeArt Exhibition showcases the work that the children have produced during the year for family, friends and distinguished guest such as the Mayor of Islington. This helps to build confidence and a gives children a sense of pride in themselves and their class mates.
Motor Skills Working with a variety of different materials, both 2D and 3D has a profound effect on a child's motor skills. Working on large scale work can improve perspective and spatial awareness.
Self Evaluation In Art there is no right or wrong, we encourage children to think critically about their own work, taking the lead in completing their own vision. This leads to a higher standard of work and an increased understanding from your child.
Feedback They will benefit from receiving constructive feedback in class, both from their peers and the art tutor. Learning to take feedback on board is essential for success in later life.