The Renaissance International School, Oakland, California
Children’s Art Gallery: “A Celebration of Children’s Creativity”
Gallery: Jack London Square-54 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607
June 9, 2013-- June 22, 2013 See calendar for specific times
Ever since the first human made a mark, visual expression has existed. A strong visual art education offers many extraordinary benefits to children. Improvement in critical thinking, problem solving, flexibility, coordination, creativity, self-direction, personal expression and communication are all contained in the goals of the art studio.
Students reveal their capabilities to develop their skills within any given art material. They develop the knowledge of how to draw – the pressure of the pencil, the variety of line and shapes, value and intensity of colors. They create their own concepts and understand the impact of their hand on other surfaces including clay. They learn about color theory, brushstroke and texture with paint. Using practiced skills, coupled with commitment, allows them to see their vision through; from research and planning, to choosing materials and executing a finished work.
The work produced in the art studio is where the children’s artistic accomplishments come to life as well as the manifestation of the Montessori philosophy. We believe in every child’s ability, giving careful guidance, fostering individual intelligence and creativity; in educating of the whole child.
Children at work
About The Renaissance School:
The Renaissance International School was founded by Leslie Hites in 1992. We are a Montessori school with approximately 140 students from 2 years of age through middle school.
In each classroom, beginning with our toddlers, we offer Spanish and French immersion via Montessori teachers who are native speakers of these languages. We are also a choral school, with Kodály musical instruction for all children, beginning at the toddler level as well. Furthermore, our school has a particular dedication to the Arts. We hope you enjoy our gallery.
For more information about The Renaissance School, including upcoming weekly tours, please contact:
Maina K. Howard, Director, Community Development
The Renaissance International School, 3668 Dimond Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602 510.531.8566