When I told my friend, Valerie, that I was going to conduct a process art workshop for children based on her book, "I Hear You", the first thing she said to me was, "Rebecca, go hear them."
It was a fantastic 2-day Holiday Kids Process Art Workshop at TOUCH Childcare Hougang and TOUCH Childcare Clementi, for their Kindergarteners who were transiting to Primary School. It's so heartening to know that the principals and teachers share the same heart as CARTWHEELS in wanting to bring social-emotional learning into art programmes.
On the first day, we explored the emotions that we may feel, talk about them and learned to express ourselves based on the story, "I Hear You". And just as Valerie hoped, many voices were heard and we had lots of fun expressing our emotions through art and also hearing our friends' emotions.
On the second day, I had a wonderful time retelling "The Apple Tree Story"to the children and teach them to make their own apple tree. This story had been such a big part of my life in inspiring me and my work when I was a social worker. Each child's apple tree turned out so different with its own flavour and just like the Apple Tree, I hope the children discover their unique qualities as they grow!
Do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in having art programmes at your school.