Objectives of Learning Craft.
Clay, how to model a free standing 3d piece of clay, representing animals, birds or human. High and low relief modeling is also included.
Wire, how to create forms using outlines with internal supports.
Paper Mache, how to create an internal support structure and then model the paper on top to create a recognizable object.
Crayon Art, how to use stencils and heat crayons to create form.
Kite making, how to create a structural support system and create an aeronautical surface.

Craft activities develop thinking, relating, and coordinating skills.

Participating in arts and crafts activates both the linear, left hemisphere and the creative, non-sequential right hemisphere of the brain. Generally, here is how the two sides of our brain process information:

Left Hemisphere: Logical, Sequential 

Activated by reading, math, or linear problem solving

Right Hemisphere: Creative, Intuitive

Activated by art, music, drama

The potential for creativity “the act of making something new” lives in each of us. Most of us act less and less upon this potential with each passing year. Our own creativity becomes a memory, something we outgrow or lose along the way. If children grow up believing they are creative, they will have a better chance of finding constructive outlets for creative energy in later years. A child’s creativity will not be just a memory; it will be a valuable, personal resource to use every day.

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