Art & Craft is one of the co-curricular activities in Carmel Academy for pre-primary and lower primary children. The objective of Art & Craft is to groom the children in developing their potentials into talents and skills in areas of creativity and imagination, Individual Craftsmanship, strengthening academics and life skills.
When children participate in both arts and crafts, creativity and imagination receive strong stimulation. For example – a child with a paintbrush in his hand suddenly has the ability to create vivid paintings and express himself boldly with colour and brush strokes. The youngster can also learn about symbolic communication through the art he/she creates choosing various colours to communicate feelings. With exposure to various types of arts and crafts, a youngster can develop his/her own individual craftsmanship interests. Working with clay might spark a strong interest in pottery for a child who can then move forward to develop and enhance his/her skills and talents. If you integrate art and crafts into a child's academics, the child can derive additional benefits. Many literacy and mathematical concepts can become easier to comprehend and even more interesting with the addition of art. If a youngster draws a picture or creates a sculpture of a character from a story, he/she may boost his/her reading comprehension and interest in literature. A child who uses artistic manipulations such as paper shapes and beads can gain mastery of mathematical concepts due to the hands-on nature of the items. As a child creates a work of art, he/she has begun the process of communicating visually. A youngster also builds problem-solving skills, fine motor skills and even social skills as he/she works with artistic media.
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