As the founder of Kidcasso Art Studio, I believe that the creative process comes from within, but is truly fostered in a setting that encourages growth, change, and self-discovery. I believe that creativity is a result of the exploration of human senses and emotion. For instance, when an artist creates art they try to search for a deeper meaning behind the "why".
To help foster learning, reflection and the creative process in our students, Kidcasso allows for constant change and the reformation of ideas. I provide my students with meaningful educational experiences that will propel them as artists.
The learning environment that Kidcasso provides for its students - of all levels - is one that is engaging and thought provoking. By surrounding budding artists withan enlightening environment, Kidcasso not only empowers their creativity but also builds upon their strengths and brings strength to their weaknesses. Kidcasso provides structure but the program is simultaneously supportive, free and independent.
I feel that it is essential for art students to make a strong connection between themselves and their art and to understand how it can greatly effect the wider population. It is my hope to instill in students a strong sense of respect and tolerance for others. A sense of studio ownership, teamwork, and self-motivation is paramount here at Kidcasso.
Art is a universal language. Lessons and activities are designed to help young artists to see beyond what they know and open them up to the people and cultures around them. Through art, Kidcasso teaches students a positive self-image, how to self-advocate, and how to problem solve, and gives them the ability to understand both themselves and others.