Plastic arts are the forms of artistic activities linked to the usage of forms, volumes and color for artistical, poetical or esthetical expressions.
As children have little experience of life, their need of communication is much stronger, as they have to express continuously new experiences to process better their journey into life. The discovery of art as a form of expression is often a relief for coping with the lack of subtelity that language may have, especially for expressing emotions.
Furthermore, the discovery of a visual form of communication which may assist, replace or emphasize verbal communication enlarges the child's vision of the world: it's a proof that we live in a world of possibilities, in which we can use creativity to solve problems and enhance our experience in this world.
The usage of color, form, volumes develop the spatial understanding of the child, coordination, organizational skills, fine motor skills, attention, patience, boosts self-confidence, increases self-acceptance and understanding and abilities of communication. The creative thinking process is a valuable gift in life for excellent problem-solving skills.
Craft-making is usually an activity that children love! They are often enthusiastic to experience the process in which they can see that they can realize objects that are useful in daily life, they experience the sensation of being auto-sufficient.
Crafting a soap that they use daily, baking a pie like the one they eat for breakfast, fabricating their own toy is an experience that boosts self-confidence.
Crafting projects are useful for increasing fine-motor skills, eye-hand coordination, dexterity and memory.
Other important benefits of introducing children to crafting are the capacity of the activity to enhance decision-making skills, creativity and innovation. Many crafting projects may be realised with several methods. Sometimes unexpected situations might occur during a project and the crafter should have the mental flexibility and adaptability to adapt to the situation and find a practical solution to overcome to problem and realise the project.
The moment that children share, brainstorming about different options to realize a project enhances social bonds and companionship.
Creativite thinking & Poetic mindset
Overall, Monsoon Kids offers workshops which combines artistic activities with mindfulness in which a poetic self-expression is the norm. We encourage children to enhance and conserve their creativity and imagination that they naturally have.
Every form of artistic expression is welcomed in Monsoon kids, from plastic arts to theater, from music to photography, story-telling to crafting.
We encourage children to experiment every form of creative expression, trying to give them the taste for a poetic observation of their existence.
We believe that creative thinking increases the pleasure that one can experience from their own lives and helps through life for solving possible problems encountered during ones journey through their existence.
We are careful not to impose any technical framing to young children, as in most cases it is the reason that children loses their personal poetry and creativity.
Monsoon Kids is very careful to try to enhance each child's personal path without framing them into techniques and frames.