Students in artmania’s mobile classes display their geometric garlands with pride. Students learned about shapes, their use in history and the relationship these shapes have with mathematics.
While creating these colourful and complex pieces, many (the younger students) were introduced to activities (and the older students practiced activities) that promoted the development of fine motor skills; cutting, colouring, folding.
Skills such as motor planning (carring out a skilled, non-habitual motor act in the correct sequence from beginning to end) was also practiced. These are functional skills that eventually become automatic, but we often forget that we need to introduce them to our children and provide adequate practice. And that’s why programs such as artmania are so important.
And so much fun!