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ABOUTABOUT SEEDZTUDIO – Inspiring Curiosity . Nurturing Creativity

From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow ~ Aeschylus

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Every child is unique and special – We honour his voices and respect his creative expressions.

We recognize that every child is a unique explorer, with different strengths, talents and interests. The programs enable the child to learn in a fun intelligent and creative manner by exploring and gaining exposure to a wide variety and diversity of disciplines through fun, engaging, experiential and interactive pedagogies.

The programs are crafted to enrich the child’s total learning experience by employing the visual arts to increase the child’s intellectual, social and emotional capacities.

PROFILE OF ARTISTS

Nancy is an experienced educator who has established and honed her skills in the field of art education with almost 20 years worth of experience in both professional and children's art learning.
Nancy has taken her skills overseas, set up art learning centers in various part of Asia like Taiwan, China and Indonesia. She held various teaching positions and workshops with numerous influential art organisations and government bodies, namely Taiwan Soho Art Center and Children Museum, MOMA Art Center Taiwan, Council for Cultural Affairs Taiwan, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore MOE schools, Wow Active Learning Studio Shanghai and Indonesia IGTKI Preschool Association.
Prior to this, she was trained in Singapore and Taiwan for a period of 10 years, completing her course in Water colour painting, Still life drawing, Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Clay-making, Paper Sculpturing, Printmaking, Mixed Media Creation and obtained scores of certification including "Fang Chao Ting" Paper Clay Trainer Certification and Padico Trainer Certification from Japan.

Nancy spends extensive time in the study of childhood, disability, early childhood development, social & emotional learning and psychology in order to better understand the children and thus design curriculum that best suit the children's development needs. In 2009, she prototyped the PAL (Programs for Active Learning) with MOE, piloting the program in the Singapore primary schools.

With the many years of experiences in vaious art learning centers in China, Taiwan, Indonesia and Singapore, she led the pedagogy and training team in the development of the curriculum and equipped instructors with the art skills and children pedagogy skills to better serve the customers and consumers.

Our strong pool of experience teachers / facilitators are

  • • Graduates from local Art Academy or overseas Art Institutions
  • • Accredited by NAC (National Arts Council)
  • • Trained in SEL (Social Emotional Learning) (MOE)
  • • ACTA certified (WSQ framework)
  • • Certified Specialist in Art Education (Awarded by NIE)
  • • Certified Facilitator in working with children with special needs (SSTI)

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

PRINCIPLES

  • Build a secure, respectful and reciprocal relationship
  • Have respect for diversity
  • Recognize that exploration through purposeful play is essential to help optimize
  • children’s development and learning
  • Reinforce learning through spiral learning

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Child develops artistic self-expression and appreciation leading him / her to a successful holistic and academic achievement
  • Child equips with success skills, like critical and creative thinking, communication and collaboration skills in a globalised world
  • Child develops to be resourceful and open-minded
  • Child exposes to socio-cultural integration and interaction

PRACTICE

  • Holistic approach (Aesthetic and creative expression)
  • Cater to the child’s different learning style (Integrated Learning Approach)
  • Learning through purposeful play (Exploration and Experiment)
  • Intentional teaching (Authentic learning through quality interaction)
  • Safe and inducsive learning environment (Physical space, tools and software)

Programs

ExploreARTz

Age 2.5 – 4 yrs

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BuildARTz

Age 5- 8 yrs

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XpressARTz

Age 9 yrs and above

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HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

Art Totz Age 2.5 – 4yrs
Art Kidz Age 5ys and above

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ART SPA

Relax and Expression Art
Jamming
Parent-Child Bonding

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PARTIES AND EVENTS

Team building through art
making workshops for
corporate company

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Curriculum

The curriculum is built on the foundation of the following elements and principles, allowing the learners to explore the various art forms using a variety of mediums.


Elements and Principles of Art

Art Form

Mediums

BENEFITS OF ART LEARNING

It’s been proven that early exposure to visual art promotes activity in the brain.


  • Art helps children understand other subjects much more clearly—from math and science, to language arts and geography.


  • Art nurtures inventiveness as it engages children in a process that aids in the development of self-esteem, self-discipline, cooperation, and self-motivation.


  • Art activity helps children to gain the tools necessary for understanding human experience, adapting to and respecting others’ ways of working and thinking, developing creative problem-solving skills, and communicating thoughts and ideas in a variety of ways.

DEVELOPMENTAL BENEFITS OF ART

Fine Motor Skills:

Many of the motions involved in making art are essential to the growth of fine motor skills. The emphasis on the use of scissors and clay helps to develop the dexterity the children need for writing.

Language Development:

Making art provides young children the opportunities to learn words for colors, shapes and actions. They can use descriptive words to discuss their own creations or to talk about what feelings are elicited when they see different styles of artwork.

Problem-Solving and Decision Making Skills:

When children explore art ideas and materials, they are testing possibilities and working through challenges. Art allows children to make their own assessments, while also teaching them that a problem may have more than one answer. Instead of following specific rules or directions, the child’s brain becomes engaged in the discovery of “how” and “why.” The experience of making decisions and choices in the course of creating art carries over into other parts of life.

Visual Learning:

Drawing, painting and sculpting with clay develop visual-spatial skills, which are more important than ever. Art education teaches children how to interpret, criticize, and use visual information, and how to make choices based on it.

Self-Expression and Creativity:

Children express themselves through art and their artwork is the manifestation of that expression, but more often, the physical process of creating is the expression. Art also develops a child’s creativity. Rather than being told what to do, answers and directions come from the child. Art is a process, not a product. It is the process of creating — exploring, discovering, and experimenting — that has the greatest value. Through self-expression and creativity, children’s skills will develop naturally, and their ability to create will soar.

Inventiveness:

When children are encouraged to express themselves and take risks in creating art, they develop a sense of innovation that will be important in their adult lives. Art is a way to encourage the process and the experience of thinking and making things better!

Social & Emotional Skills:

Art helps children come to terms with themselves and the control they have over their efforts. Through art, they also practice sharing and taking turns, as well as appreciating one another’s efforts. Art fosters positive mental health by allowing a child to show individual uniqueness as well as success and accomplishment, all part of a positive self-concept.

Improved Academic Performance:

Studies show that there is a correlation between art and other achievement. A report by Americans for the Arts states that young people who participate regularly in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement than children who do not participate.

CONTACT US

ExploreARTz (recommended age 2.5 – 4y)

Emphasize on the child’s artistic learning process through exploration and imaginative expression. The child will be exposed to the exploration of a variety of mediums and materials, like clay, paint and mixed media construction.

Learning Outcomes – Stage 1
- Nurture curiosity through exploration
- Engage various sensory experiences
Learning Outcomes – Stage 2
- Develops fine motor skills
- Develops creative expressions Enroll in this course
BuildARTz (recommended age 5 – 8 y)

Designed to open the child’s artistic eyes and cognitive process. The child is taught to observe, analyze and experience the world around them. The child will then transfer the observation into a masterpiece in different mediums through the exploration of various tools, so as to build up visual experiences, and learn to express themselves freely and creatively

Learning Outcomes – Stage 1
- Develops the skills and techniques in using basic visual art tools and materials.
- Relates art to everyday themes
- Develops two-dimensional and spatial visualization
Learning Outcomes – Stage 2
- Competence in the use of various materials and techniques
- Understanding and use of visual elements combining art concepts
- Ability to see things in a critical and aesthetic light
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XpressARTz (Recommended age 9y and above)
The child will be nurtured in his creative confidence through the independent formation of his unique artworks. This course is specifically designed to start your child’s creative journey of self-discovery and self-knowledge. The programs will cover a wide scope of themes including Nature & Geography, Culture & Living, Art History & Movements and Design.

Learning Outcomes – Stage 1
Develops interest in verbalizing artistic expressions Learns to exercise self- awareness through reflective activities
Learning Outcomes – Stage 2
Experiment and invent using familiar materials and mixed media
Develops observation skills, language, social skills and confidence
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HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

-Art Totz Age 2.5 – 4yrs
-Art Kidz Age 5ys and above


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ART SPA
- Relax and Expression Art Jamming
- Parent-Child Bonding
- Family Bonding
- Couple Art Jamming
Specialise Workshop – Adult, Teen and Youth (10 years and above)
Acrylic Painting
Claymation

Art Spa – Relax your mind and soul in a therapeutic artistic breakaway from the hectic pace of life. Enjoy and release your creative juices in the stress free and guided environment that will rejuvenate and energize you.

The program is designed for participants with little or no experience. It aims to provide you with the opportunity and platform to express your inner thoughts.

Discover the wonderful techniques like Chiaroscuro, Stippling, Dry brush strokes Spattering and many others that will bring a new dimension to your work. The professional artist trainers will provide you with personal guidance.

Short term courses are also available for adults who are keen to explore the world of art, learners will be expose to work with various dry and wet mediums such as soft pastels, charcoal, watercolours, acrylics and oil paints. Learners are encouraged to imagine and freely express themselves by experimenting with different mediums, so as to create masterpieces of their own.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Wed, Thu, Fri & Sun 0930 – 1200, 1330 – 1600
Sat - 1330 – 1600
Inclusive of
1. Unlimited usage of acrylic paints
2. 40cm x 50cm canvas
3. Painting skills and techniques guidance
4. Apron and painting tools will be provided

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PARTIES AND EVENTS

Team building through art making workshops for corporate company, social community or parent-child bonding workshop The workshop is designed to include art based interactive activities that will be beneficial in strengthening the structures of confidence in working as a team within the organization. The team members will unlock their creative thought processes and solve problems through communication and collaboration. Enroll in this course