Our arts curriculum begins with Music. Learning about music and learning to play an instrument is like learning a new language. It’s brain food; it sharpens the mind and builds confidence in children. Music also teaches children important skills necessary for spatial-temporal development that lends itself to increased interest and success in math, sciences, physics, language and reasoning.
Just as important, is Performing Arts – drama, voice and movement. Not only do our students have fun learning to perform, but performing in front of others builds character and social-emotional strength. The most reserved child learns to find their voice, their unique expression, and camaraderie with other kids.
Fine Arts and the history of some of the greatest artists to have lived. Coloring books and finger painting is fun but uninspiring. Our students get in-depth instruction in visual arts as they explore the mediums, the styles and generes and the artists who made them popular. Each year, our student’s art is presented in the annual Art Walk in May sponsored by the Phinney Neighborhood Association.
And finally, we have Yoga Movement. Just learning fun and basic poses, in a setting that is calming and relaxing to the body helps us learn to quiet our minds, focus our thoughts, and learn to find our center. Through this discipline, children learn skills to tune out and tune in and to catch a breath, because their lives are as busy as ours.
We have to brag, we have very talented and caring teachers who are greatly loved by our parents and students.
At Illumination Learning Studio we work very hard to keep our team happy and engaged in providing the best quality curriculum for our programs. Families can count on being able to develop long-term relationships with our teachers – after all, we think of ourselves as educational partners.
Our teachers are specialized in a variety of different creative disciplines, most are university graduates who are passionate about teaching but looking for more freedom and involvement than a traditional setting would offer.
Our teachers are the cream of the crop, bringing a wealth of education and experience and versed in providing a structured learning environment where kids grow and thrive!
Cost: Varies per instructor and class; see the current schedule of classes.
Articles and Resources:
1. Washington Post – Top 10 Skills Children Learn from the Arts
2. Washington Parent – Benefits of Performing Arts for Kids