Year 1 Sensory learning in art at Blouberg International School
“There is no must in art because art is free.” – Wassily Kandinsky The Year 1 students have thoroughly enjoyed their first art lessons for 2022. We have been focusing on the basics of learning about different lines. The students were asked to go outside with some chalk and freely draw different lines they had just learned about, on the bricks.
As teachers, we find this form of practical learning important as the students are not limited to space and creativity, and they are able to express their knowledge in a free manner. Drawing on the bricks, a versatile surface, with chalk allows for a sensory rich activity. By having these sensory experiences that are full, students tend to learn at a more rapid pace. When a student uses chalk and connects to whichever surface we are using, it helps to develop their tactile registration as well as their fine motor skills. We look forward to using this creative and fun method of learning more often throughout the year.
“The aim of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle Year 1 Teacher