WE STRIVE TO SEE THE WORLD FROM A KIDS-EYE-VIEW
Bellwoods Playschool uses a child-centred, socially conscious pedagogy to engage young children in social and artistic thought and action. Using what the city has to offer, we empower our students with the knowledge to be socially and environmentally responsible citizens while they develop into explorers of their urban landscape.

WE THINK OF THE CITY AS OUR CLASSROOM
A valuable aspect of the Bellwoods Playschool program is to empower children as navigators of their city. We journey on regular excursions, by foot and by public transportation, to art galleries, museums and cultural events, as well as markets, parks and city landmarks.

WE KNOW ITS TAKES A VILLAGE

Our Playschool runs on a model that links a range of artists together to engage and inspire children. We like to bring in different perspectives and actively pursue a diverse teaching staff. As such, professional educators and artists trade chalkboards for personal anecdotes and textbooks for real life experiences. Together, they create an atmosphere that is at once intellectually stimulating and deeply personalized.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Collaborative Creatures with Leah Gold!

Leah Gold (Bellwoods Playschool co-founder/superwoman extraordinaire) took us on a tour of her studio and then suited us up for some fun times with inks! 

 We love Leah's artwork! Please check out her website here: http://leahgoldart.blogspot.com/

Patterns are everywhere! We loved the fine details and circular patterns in this beautiful horse.
The process begins...




 Brilliant colours and patterns!!!








A creature is born!!! 

Leah cut out the different shapes and patterns from our ink drawings and shuffled the beautiful pieces around like a puzzle until it all came together and a new creature was born!! We love looking to see what parts of the creature our drawings created. 
Our creature will soon have a new friend to keep him/her/it company! The rest of the playschool friends are set to visit Leah and make a friend for this colourful creature!


 Can't take my eyes off of you, you're just too good to be true!


Day 2 & Creature 2




OUR FINISHED CREATURES!!!!
















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