Riverdales After School, conducts a Fremont summer camp every year, which includes a variety of academic & sports activities and enrichment classes for students ranging from kindergarten to G7. The Head Teacher of Riverdales After School speaks about the art and drawing classes organized by them for students in kindergarten, G1, G2, and G3, and how these sessions help them to emerge as confident individuals.
Commenting on the curriculum of the art & drawing sessions, he says, “We have two levels – beginners and advanced. During the beginners’ session, we impart the basics of the subject to kindergarten children. In this course, they gather the fundamental skills of drawing lines, shapes, and textures. We also teach them the importance of using a good pencil, sketch book, and eraser. Apart from that, we help them gain a basic understanding of different types and tones of shading. This would primarily include line shading, cross hatching, shading with pencil & oil pastels, and much more. Further, we make them understand on how to move the hand while starting a sketch. Kids also get to learn about different mediums of coloring such as crayons, oil pastels, pencil shading, and water color pencils. They pick up the skills of mixing two colors to create a new color without leaving any white space between them.”
He continues, “For students already having a basic knowledge on the subject, our summer camp is a great opportunity to enhance their skills of overlapping, figure drawing, proportions, object drawing, and free drawing. They also get to understand the concepts of positive and negative space in drawing.”
Speaking about how Fremont summer camp is beneficial for toddlers and children, he says, “Learning to draw helps in nurturing a child’s creative and imagination skills. Since each child is unique, it is important that we give them personalized attention right from the start, so that each one of them can discover his/her hidden talent. Drawing a sketch or filling it with color provides them with a means of exploring the world, experimenting with the available resources, developing their physical skills, and most importantly, expressing their feelings & ideas.”
He says, “All our activities at the Fremont summer camp revolve around the core of boosting the confidence of children and helping them to imbibe the essential skills of appreciating the work of others, discipline, sharing, and team-spirit. Art is one of the best mediums to foster brain development, creativity, and self-esteem.”
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