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Blossom Nursery Art Class Newsletter November 2011 Dear Parents,

Then

Please let me introduce myself: my name is Julie Dalloz and I am the Art

Teacher

in

both

Blossom

Nursery and Blossom Village for the

toddlers

and

preschool

children. Every two months, I would like to give you an overview of what kind of creativity your child is exposed to

during

my

specialized

art

classes. Every week, you will find his/her artwork in the Smartbook with an explanation of what we

we

created

our

own

classroom signs, painting on an oval canvas and decorating with glitter and the photos of our faces. That allowed us to learn how to work together as a team and how to share our ideas. Next,

we

the

theme

birth

of

Picasso

paintings : “The Dove of peace”

with

a

guitar”

technique with different papers and

artwork,

using

on

the

newspapers

same

fabrics,

looking at the different shapes that we could find in (see below).

below).

And for the anecdote, when I asked Anthony in the Blue Birds class if he had ever heard of Picasso, he answered: “No, I don’ t know Picasso but I know Spider

Curriculum and Skygarden:

The 5 senses

During the first topic “Welcome to Blossom”, we explored different textured papers with our funky paper collage, using crepe and tissue paper, foil, lace, colourful cardboard paper...etc.

stickers,

and

British

2.

glitter,

drawing some graphic lines (see

created some art pieces inspired

Welcome to Blossom

the

working

In September and October, we

1.

with

children

Man!!!”. So cute!

the

getting

the concept of sharing, with two

eye out for them!

of

by

inspired by two of his famous

preschoolers. We used the collage

group work so please do keep an

topics

Afterwards, we celebrated the

“Being a nice person” by working on

be hung up in the nursery if it is a

the

of that eerie landscape.

with the toddlers and “Punchinello

covered

have been doing or the artwork will

by

and the children were very proud

It was actually not an easy task for everyone to share our art pieces! We next created a masterpiece for Halloween where all the classes from

both

Blossom

branches

participated. It was a great fun


The week after, for the occasion of the World Tolerance Day and the Unicef Children’ s Day, we replicated a masterpiece inspired by the artist Richard Long with his painting “Mud Handprints”. Printing our hands all together (toddlers and preschoolers) was a way to encourage

fraternity,

respect

between

tolerance

The next class (about “Hearing”)

and

consisted of listening to some

children and showing them how we

all

the

music while painting. When the

are all different but equal (see

music stopped, the children had to

right).

stop painting. They had great fun discovering

the

French

multi

instrumentalist and singer Mathieu Chedid. ________________________________________________________________

Come and have a look at our exciting new Art project at Blossom Nursery! now

painting

the

garden

wall

(facing Lavender’s classroom, just beyond the gym). Each class will soon have its own garden lined with a huge mural (27m2) about nature where

its

own

flower

will

be

represented. Thousands of dots, patterns, mirrors and beads make up the mural and it is up to you and your children to seek different hidden shapes! How many can you see? Where is the sunflower? The buttercups? The poppy?!!! You are all invited to the official At

Blossom,

we

are

always

progressing and developing! As an artist and a wall designer, I am

unveiling of the wall on December 8th

on

the

occasion

of

the

Christmas Concert!

To find out more about my work, please have a look at my website: www.artandj.com

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Innovation and creativity: the benefits of teaching art to children… Art

be

Innovation and originality all occur

can

creative and innovative because it

teaches

children

when children explore art. And

scientific

values

creative

to

solve

problem

a

complex

without

the

these skills help them to learn to

ability to think creatively and be

form

innovative?

promote

problems. As a matter of fact, how

express

and

child

provides a safe venue in which to and

abilities

a

ideas.

mental

images

to

solve

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