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Art4's Philosophy!

"I value highly the influence of the creative arts in children’s development. Art can unlock a child’s potential and confidence, and allow them to communicate their thoughts and ideas. It effectively gives them the ability to express their view of the world around them. The creative arts provide opportunities for all children, and I believe wholeheartedly that they are a powerful and fundamental element of every child's development. Art has the power to transform children into creative and independent thinkers."

Victoria Marcantonio (creator of Art4)

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What is ART4 all about?

A bit of background

 

Created by Victoria Marcantonio (Ba Hons,P.G.C.E), Art4 is the realisation of a long held ambition to provide an innovative approach to teaching art. As a dedicated primary school teacher, with over 15 years experience, Victoria has the vision and creativity to make learning FUN!

Before becoming a teacher Victoria explored a variety of different areas of creativity: including Fine Art, Fashion and Ceramics. She studied Glass design at The University of Sunderland, which has a worldwide reputation for excellence within this unusual and delicate medium.

Having exhibited work in galleries around the region Victoria was drawn into education and specialised in teaching both Art and English in Primary schools. It was within schools that she developed the unique approaches to teaching artistic techniques that have become the basis for the company Art4.

Art4 offers specialist art teaching in exciting and dynamic week long workshops. They immerse the children in the energetic process an artist undertakes when embarking on the creation of a new body of work. Each workshop guides the children expertly through the stages of research, design, creation, alteration and exhibition.

Encompassing all age ranges, each workshop has a unique theme, which encourages creative thinking and imagination. The children will have fun learning and applying new artistic techniques and will thoroughly enjoy using a wide variety of materials to create their own stunning masterpieces.

ART4 encourages children to:

  • Discover and develop confidence in their own unique creative abilities.

  • Enhance and encourage self-expression and imagination.

  • Acquire and apply a variety of artistic skills and techniques.

  • Create and collaborate on group projects which build team work and leadership skills.

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