Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Heart Studio - Review (I)

At the age of fabulous four, Juboy has yet to start preschool or any enrichment classes. His first official class started early this month at Heart Studio, where he is attending the Little Boteroart programme for little preschoolers between 3 to 4.5 years old. Their age appropriate programmes are developed in accordance to a child's developmental milestones and readiness.

  • Younger children may not have developed the fine motor skills to help them write and the process of painting helps to develop that.
  • Each lesson builds on skills learnt from the previous lesson. A purposeful scaffolding approach.
  • Older children will benefit from things such as paying attention to details and increase in focus.

I believe an early engagement with the arts has a positive impact on our little ones. It not only unlocks creativity, it also allows them to view things from another perspective and encourages them to nurture their imagination. It doesn't limit creativity and imagination. Before embarking the lessons, I was very much worried about how things would flow for Juboy,  and if he would be independent enough to part me for a good 75 minutes lesson. Worries uncalled for, he sat through the lessons without a single whine.

All focused

Even though Juboy's pencil skills are not very much developed, the class eased him in very well. At this current moment, he is only able to write certain letters and draw simple shapes. Attending art classes was something which I thought was really too early for him. Against my judgement, under the patient guide of his teacher, he was encouraged to try and discover boundaries which he may not have explored in a home school setting with me.

First lesson complete

Juboy drew and coloured fruits during the first lesson. To ease his frustrations, dotted lines were drawn by his teacher to guide him. I love how drawing taps on the intelligence skills of elevating concentration, hand-eye coordination and lines controlling skills. Juboy doesn't really enjoy colouring. When asked what he would like his fruit bowl to be coloured in, he replied that he wanted to leave it the way it was. Yes, not giving it a colour is a choice, but mama thinks it's his lazy escape. His teacher gave some encouragements, which he then decided it should be coloured. So there, he challenged his colouring limit.

Using paint to colour

On second lesson, he was guided to replicate the same art piece he did on his first lesson. But coloured with a different medium, paint. Along the lessons, he was thought how to wash and clean brushes, till real clean without a single tinge of colour.

Third lesson complete

Below is what he has completed after 4 lessons. Same piece with black outline. He completed the outlining well ahead of time, and the leftover time will be used to complete colouring his first piece of work. 

Fourth lesson complete

Colouring of first lesson's artwork
 

I'm already seeing his independence and drawing confidence. Can't wait to share more upon his completion of a term's lesson. Hang around too, because we will be hosting a giveaway!  

Heart Studio

Address: 1 Charlton Lane #01-04, Singapore 539631

Contact: (65) 6554 7563

Email: info@heartstudiosg.com

Website: http://heartstudiosg.com

Instagram: @heartstudiosg

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Opening hours: 

Wed to Fri: 11.30am to 8.45pm

Sat: 9.30am to 6pm

Sun: 9.30am to 4.30pm

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