The research conducted for the development of my final year Research Paper 4-6 year old children and Digital Media, together with the insight into today’s educational system, acquired through volunteering as teaching support at Hyde Park Infant School (Plymouth, UK), have guided and informed the design process for this fun and engaging course I have called “Digital Artists“.
Digital Artists’ mission is to support children (the ‘little artists’) on their individual journey of self discovery. Little artists are encouraged to use the digital platform as a stage, where their imagination and curiosity can perform without boundaries, encouraging all forms of innovation – from creating their very own characters, to designing worlds, through visual programming.
With their boundless curiosity, fertile imagination, and natural mastery of the art of self-directed learning, children have much to teach adults about creativity and innovation. That’s perhaps even more true with today’s “digital natives,” says developmental psychologist Edith Ackermann, whose work explores—and exploits—the intersections of play, learning, design, and technology.
BRAND NEW Digital Artists group will start at Hyde Park Junior School in January 2022.
Sessions will run on Thursdays, starting from the 20th of January 2022. Unfortunately all spaces have been filled, but if you have any enquiries or wish to add your little artist to the waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Look forward to meeting the new generation of little artists. 🙂
Best wishes, Laura.