WoCC

Definition:

Wonders of Colours & Creativity

Wonders

One of the most important human faculties is the ability to wonder. Unfortunately most of us have lost it. This class enables a child to look at the ordinary and see the extra-ordinary in it. The class involves nature, others, self, helping a child to understand all that he perceives is wonderful.

Colours

As children most of us saw life as a box of colours or an exploration of paints. However in time, we get too caught up with right and wrong, brown mountains and blue seas and we lose the joy of colours. This class goes beyond judgments and empowers a child to grow in love with the world of colours.

Creativity

The gen-next needs to have the ability to think on their feet, to be spontaneous, to come up with out of the box ideas and creative solutions. This class enriches a child’s ability to think.

What is the thought behind Miraaya’s WoCC?

Most of us instinctively know that art is important for our children; we simply believe it's important because we've seen our children deeply involved in art. But beyond what we feel and believe, there is much factual information about why art is important in our children's development that is both interesting and helpful to know. Creating art expands a child's ability to interact with the world around them, and provides a new set of skills for self-expression and communication. Not only does art help to develop the right side of the brain, it also cultivates important skills that benefit a child's development. But art goes far beyond the tangible statistics measured by studies -- it can become a pivotal mode of uninhibited self-expression and amazement for a child. Art matters the same way language matters -- or the way breathing matters! It is a fundamental component of what makes us uniquely human.

When children explore art ideas, they are testing possibilities and working through challenges, much like a scientist who experiments and finds solutions. Should I use a shorter piece of yarn to balance my mobile? This tape isn't holding -- what should I try instead? How did I make brown -- I thought I made orange? Should I make this rabbit’s ear big or small? Should I put this boy behind the bush or in front?

Art allows children to make their own assessments, while also teaching them that a problem may have more than one answer. Instead of following specific rules or directions, the child's brain becomes engaged in the discovery of "how" and "why." Even when experimenting or learning how to handle art materials effectively, children are solving challenges and coming up with new ways to handle unexpected outcomes.

Methodology

We at Miraaya treat art as a means of visual expression. When a child draws a picture, paints a scenery that child is beginning to communicate visually. A child may draw to document an actual experience like playing in the park, release feelings of joy by painting swirling colors, or share an emotionally charged experience through art. Art goes beyond verbal language to communicate feelings that might not otherwise be expressed. Our art expert Karishma Wadhwa is not only an extremely sensitive artist – but also a very loving teacher who plays her part beautifully

We at Miraaya believe Art is a process not a product. We introduce different subjects in art to the child and let the child explore his imagination skills and come up with his own composition bringing out his individuality. The process may be through various mediums, be it crayons, water colours, pencil work or papercollage. Please do not expect perfect portfolios – but rather expect a holistic development of your child in Art.

Age:

WoCC for Junior (2.5 to 5.5 year olds)

WoCC for Young Adults (5.5 to 13 year olds)

WoCC for Adults (13 year olds+)