THE CAMELLIA FLOWERS AND THE LIFE CYCLE

I am particularly interested in the connecetions between science and art. I believe young children have a unique capacity to observe and understand nature. Given the time to explore, they are eager to hypothesize and theorize about the mechanisms behind the natural world.  We don't often give young children the opportunity to express their innate competency and researching skills when it comes to science. In my art studio I set up the environment to ask the questions. Within this framework, the children have access to studio materials like paint, clay, and drawing tools to "talk about" their observations. In this way the art they make have a unique context and a richly driven purpose.