This tuition-free program consists of a one-hour visual art workshop led by our teaching artist(s) once a week for 6 weeks. Our pedagogy is to implement an interdisciplinary creative teaching philosophy rooted in the Reggio Emilia approach.
The Reggio Emilia approach is defined as a philosophy that values children as central to their own learning, able to pursue their own interests, and that they revisit and build upon ideas at their own pace. This perspective makes art a tool for creating meaning to help children build their ideas, thoughts, theories, and perspectives and to construct a new understanding of the subject.
Our teaching artists will create learning experiences, guiding the conversation to promote authentic thinking, inclusivity, creativity and problem-solving, which are all necessary, critical life skills needed in the STEAM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) fields. Participants will expand their linguistic, social/emotional, cognitive, and physical development skills.
Our curriculum incorporates the National Core Arts Standards.
Class sessions are offered in partnership with the City of Lynwood, Parks and Community Services department at the Lucy Avalos Community Center.
Our program is designed for children between the ages of 3 through 5.
The 2020 Summer Exploration Program was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 Summer Exploration Program was provided virtually.