At Kin Kin Early Education, art is extremely important to us because it is extremely important during early childhood.
Young children feel a sense of emotional satisfaction when they are involved in making art, whether they are modelling clay, drawing with crayons, or making a collage from recycled scraps. This satisfaction comes from the control the children have over the materials they use and the autonomy in the decisions they make (Schirrmacher, 1998; Seefeldt,1993). Deciding what they will make and what materials they will use may be the first opportunity children have to make independent choices and decisions.
All of this is the reason behind why we have engaged an artist in residence. Tania Kunze is a local artist who has worked extensively with children creating meaningful art. Tania creates sculptures, mosaics, screen paintings and makes art instillations. Each month Tania works with the children to create art. Alongside other projects Tania will be assisting the children to take materials from nature to create beautiful artworks.