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Teacher Playdate : Art Materials

  • Play Lab 215 West Holly Street Bellingham, WA, 98225 United States (map)

Do you ever feel like you are in a rut with art materials in the classroom?  

Are you interested in giving children to freedom to explore art materials independently rather than planning for identical products from all children?  

Teacher Playdate : Art Materials challenges Early Childhood Educators to look at materials like paint, clay, paper, and wire with fresh eyes to bring new experiences to children 2-5 years old.  The majority of our time is a playdate, where you'll engage in hands-on play, tinkering, and making with interesting materials and gain a deeper understanding of how they might source and offer materials in new ways in the classroom.  You will also be part of a group discussion about:

  • how to compliment your current curriculum with open-ended art making experiences
  • simple documentation / making children's play-based learning visible
  • common barriers to implementing child-centered curriculum

Participants will receive a goody bag of materials to take back to the classroom, and be invited to an online community discussion forum to continue the conversation about implementing the ideas in the classroom.  

Washington State STARS/MERIT Hours are available (2 hours)

When: Tuesday, October 24, 6-8 pm

Cost : $30

Earlier Event: October 20
Connecting the Pieces
Later Event: October 27
WAEYC Annual Conference