Children & parents expressive art course

Children & parents expressive art course

An art class that accompanies the growth of children to create on-site experience

Due to the impact of the epidemic, children mostly stay at home, and most of them receive knowledge unilaterally in class. They lack real learning experience and opportunities to contact others, which hinders the development of social interaction. Course leaders lead children to create art in classroom activities, allowing children to learn to create together on the spot, and also guide them to learn to share and appreciate each other. In the beauty of creation, parents can also reduce the pressure of daily accumulation and spend a good time together!

Angie Lee, the instructor of the expressive arts course, has extensive experience in leading children/parent-child expressive art workshops, including: Heep Hong Society (parent-child for children with special educational needs), We Centre Community Inclusion Center (South Asian Children's Group, Local Children's Group), Mark Memorial Home (Children's Residential Home), Wong Tai Sin Caritas (Parent-Child for Children with Special Educational Needs), Caritas Caine Road, Grace Church, Yiu Xin Education, Lockhart Road Library (South Asian and Local Children), Bishop Gao Secondary School (Junior Secondary Class) and Clean Kindergarten, etc.

6 Key learning points

Learn novel ways to play art materials

Explore your inner emotions

Interpersonal Situation Discussion

Learn to face emotions and express appropriately

Understand children's ideas about the future

Discover the potential of children's different senses

Students feedback

5/5
  • It turns out that using simple materials can increase a good parent-child time, which is rare
  • Can increase cooperation opportunities with children in activities, and can be happy and relaxed
  • My kid went from being unwilling to play together to slowly willing to cooperate, feeling relaxed and happy
  • Through this activity, the parent-child relationship was getting better

Children & parents expressive art course

In the past year, children have mostly stayed at home due to the impact of the epidemic, and most of them received knowledge unilaterally in class, lacking real learning experience and opportunities to contact others, hindering the development of social interaction. In this 4-class activity, the tutor will lead the children (with parents) to create art at home, not only let the children learn how to be creative, but also guide them to learn to share and appreciate each other

Group by age

  • 6 to 8 years old group
  • 9-12 years old group
  • Participants do not need any experience in artistic creation.

Each stage has 4 sessions, and participants must participate in the whole stage
Classes focus on artistic creation and sharing, so the curriculum design will be divided into two parts: (1) on-site art experience and co-creation (2) group sharing, introducing personal growth exploration topics
The course will record the art on-site experience part
Each participant will have a material carton
Personal growth exploration theme

  • Know your personality (e.g. strengths and weaknesses)
  • Explore the direction of life
  • Understand one's role and attitude in interpersonal relationships
  • Understand and understand the common interpersonal relationship patterns
  • Understand the family image in your mind
  • Understand and learn to manage your emotions

Note: The theme of growth exploration is adjusted according to the needs of group members

Class date and time 

  • Every Wednesday 2:00-3:15 pm
  • Creative materials will be delivered to the residence by express delivery within 7 days after registration

Number of students

  •  6 – 8 people

Class form

  • ZOOM

Group of 6-8

$ 400 /Class
  • Provide art materials before class
  • 90 minute class
  • WhatsApp group
  • Mentor observation report
  • Receive course certificate

You need to purchase 4 sessions at a time and complete them within the specified time.

FAQ

We have a free 15-20 minute phone conversation to understand your needs and ideas, and the training design will be tailored to your abilities and goals.

Expressive art is a cross-sectoral type of art. Creators can add their own sensory experiences to their imagination and present them through different artistic media (including visual art, music, dance, drama and creative writing, etc.) to express themselves. thoughts and feelings.

Art creation doesn’t just refer to seeing expensive artworks in art galleries. Art creation can be building a small fortress with sand, somehow wanting to paint a painting with only straight lines, painting a happy smile…etc. You can feel a sense of satisfaction when you enter.

Due to the impact of the epidemic, children mostly stay at home, and most of them receive knowledge unilaterally in class. They lack real learning experience and opportunities to contact others, which hinders the development of social interaction. Course leaders lead children to create art in classroom activities, so that children learn how to be creative, and also guide them to learn to share and appreciate each other.

Note: This course is not a "psychotherapy" course for the relationship between medical and disease, but the healing component of understanding oneself and others through art, which is caused by being listened to or resonating. If necessary, please look for qualified help professionals (such as therapists, psychologists, counselors, etc.) for inquiries.

Private one-to-one lessons will be 100% tailored to the needs and abilities of students, and group lessons will be adjusted to suit the needs of group members.

The course takes four lessons as a unit and needs to be completed within the specified time.

After completing the training, the course leader will provide the trainee with a detailed observation report and assessment.

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Introduction to Course Leader

Angie LEE

Angie has extensive experience in leading children's parent-child art workshops including: Heep Hong Society (Parent-Children with Special Educational Needs), We Centre Community Inclusion Center (South Asian Children's Group, Local Children's Group), Mark Memorial Home (Children's Home) , Wong Tai Sin Caritas (parent-child for children with special educational needs), Caritas Caine Road, Grace Church, Yaoxin Education, Lockhart Road Library (South Asian and local children), Kaohsiung Secondary School (junior high school class) and Jiexin Kindergarten, etc.

Angie is a Master of Expressive Art Therapy student with a minor in Psychology at the Swiss European Institute, an instructor of Harmony Pastel in Japan, an MBA from HKUST, a BA from CUHK, a graduate of Bethel Christian Mission School in the United States, a cancer survivor, and a former Senior executives of multinational listed companies, with rich life experience, like to lead art workshops in a relaxed way to inspire new thinking, so that participants who do not know art skills can enjoy the aesthetic experience.

Amber CHAN

International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) accredited professional member, qualified practicing expressive arts therapist, certified American Certified®️ Music Drum Circle Lead Instructor, Circle Painting®️ Circle Painting Instructor, Certified Harmony Pastel®️ Associate Instructor.

Amber graduated from the MA in Psychology with a minor in Expressive Arts Therapy. After graduation, she is dedicated to promoting mental health in the therapeutic field as an Expressive Arts Therapist. Amber mainly uses visual arts, music and dance to lead the group, and the service targets include mentally ill, rehabilitated people, caregivers, parents and children, children and adolescents with special learning needs, parents of children with special learning needs, moderate intellectual disabilities and people with disabilities etc.

Amber collaborated with Happytime on an expressive art course in 2021, and in 2022, she became a full-time expressive art therapist for the Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong.