Atelier means art studio, and it is the place where a deeper exploration of materials takes place.
The Atelier offers a cozy, private, and quiet atmosphere that supports small groups in exploring and mastering their awareness of the different materials. The projects that develop in the Atelier may be connected to the experiences that are taking place in the class, or can be born from a particular encounter or conversation between the children and the atelierista. The materials connect to the child, building a reciprocal relationship of empowerment and trust.
The Atelier welcomes all the children of the school. From the toddlers to the 3, 4 and 5 year-olds, children engage in touching, banging, stretching, molding, tracing, giving shape, reflecting, enlarging… and transforming the material in order to express through it their theories, becoming languages of expression.
Clay, papers, fabrics, lights, reflections, wire, metals, plastics, powders, different kinds of paint, acetates, wood, thread, sounds… connect to the child, building a reciprocal relationship of empowerment and trust.