Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Making a Masterpiece - Montessori Art

A couple weeks ago our school hosted a parent education night that incorporated a brief power point about the role of art in the Montessori early childhood classroom and then offered a time for parents to create or "Make a Masterpiece" alongside their child/ren.  Turnout was decent, it seem like attendance is always less than we anticipate.  Micheal Olaf graciously allows schools to share much of their printed information with parents and friends...
Art in Montessori does not mean coloring books or group projects imitating a model created by the adult. It is about true creativity, expression, joy, and it is connected with all other areas of study such as biology, history, music, math, and so on. The child's original work is the goal.


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