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Imagination Studio: Exploring Art and Building Creativity

Imagination Studio: Exploring Art and Building Creativity

Awaken students' inner artist in Imagination Studio! From paper crafting vibrant masterpieces to molding magnificent creations, students will embark on a journey of boundless self-expression.

Focusing on paper crafts, painting, and sculpting, this course fosters a deep love for art while nurturing a creative spirit. Students will discover the secrets of art materials and techniques through a study of creative concepts and artistic techniques, alongside imaginative hands-on projects. Fuel imagination, expand artistic horizons, and watch confidence soar as students create a portfolio of dazzling art pieces.

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  • About Imagination Studio: Exploring Art and Building Creativity

    Imagination Studio is designed in alignment with the National Core Art Standards, ensuring a robust and balanced art education. This course invites students to explore their creativity through paper crafting, painting, and sculpting. By engaging with a variety of artistic techniques and materials, students will develop their technical skills and artistic understanding.

    The curriculum emphasizes the four pillars of the standards: creating, presenting, responding, and connecting. Students will benefit from a structured approach that encourages self-expression, critical thinking, and cultural awareness. Hands-on projects allow students to experiment with different art forms, fostering a deep appreciation for the visual arts and boosting their confidence.

  • Focus Areas

    Paper Crafts: Unleash your student's inner artist with paper crafts that enhance creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities while fostering emotional intelligence and confidence through unique, vibrant creations.

    Painting: Explore a world of color and creativity through painting, where students develop self-awareness, mindfulness, and innovative thinking, transforming their ideas into vivid masterpieces and nurturing a lifelong passion for the arts.

    Sculpting: Enhance creativity and confidence through hands-on sculpting, where students express emotions, build critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and discover the joy of turning their imaginative ideas into tangible art.

  • Cognitive Enhancement Through Art

    Paper crafting activities enhance problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and abstract reasoning. These activities require planning, decision-making, and executing ideas, strengthening neural connections, and promoting cognitive flexibility.

  • Improve Emotional Expression

    Paper crafting provides a platform for young students to express their emotions, thoughts, and experiences in a non-verbal manner. This outlet helps them develop emotional intelligence and self-awareness and can promote relaxation and mindfulness.

  • Foster Creative Innovation

    By engaging in paper crafting activities, young students are encouraged to explore alternative solutions, think outside the box, and take risks. This nurtures their ability to approach problems creatively and promotes innovation in various aspects of life.

Sample Lessons

These lessons offer a glimpse into the vibrant and expressive world of Imagination Studio, showcasing how students can transform their creativity through paper crafts, painting, and sculpting into an enriching and educational adventure.

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Class 1 - Imagination & Monsters

Dive into the world of creativity in our first class! Learn all about imagination, then let it run wild as you craft your very own monster out of popsicle sticks. Wrap up the fun with monster-themed exercises that will have you moving and grooving like your monstrous creations. Join us for a monstrously good time!

Class 5 - Diversity, Details, and Fish

Discover the beauty of diversity in this lesson! Learn what diversity means and how it enriches our world. Then, dive into the details as you create a colorful paper plate fish, adding intricate touches to make your artwork truly unique. Join us for a detailed dive into creativity and inclusion!

Class 9 - Buzzing with Creativity

Discover the amazing world of bees in this class! Learn about the importance of bees and how they help flowers grow. Then, get crafty and create a 3D paper bee card that's sure to make your creativity buzz. Join us for a fun and educational journey into the life of bees!

Class 16 - Pop Art Extravaganza!

In this captivating class, students dive into a world where your favorite toys, snacks, and everyday items turn into amazing art? Explore the colorful and fun world of Pop Art, just like Andy Warhol did with his iconic soup cans. Students will grab a paint brush and their brightest colors, and make everyday objects POP!

Class 22 - Sculpting Through Time

In this lesson, students will journey back in time to explore the fascinating history of sculpting, uncover the secrets of ancient techniques, and bring history to life by crafting their own 3D relief sculptures using clay.

Course Format

Our curriculum is designed to blend the dynamic structure of afterschool programs with the proven 5E instructional model—Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.

Each phase is crafted to captivate and retain student interest, fostering a seamless and enriched learning experience.

- We start with the "Engage Phase" to spark curiosity with captivating visuals and prompts.

- In the "Explore Phase," students set out on their educational journey with clear objectives, supported by an environment that embraces learning from mistakes.

- The "Explain Phase" delivers foundational knowledge that is often cross-curricular in nature.

- The "Elaborate Phase" involves hands-on projects and activities, with bonus crafts and literacy integrations.

- The journey culminates in the "Evaluate Phase," where students reflect on their achievements and connect their learning to real-world applications.

This structured yet flexible approach ensures every student benefits from a comprehensive, engaging, and reflective educational experience.

Our Instructors Are Our Top Asset

At BAM!, our vision for innovative K-8 education extends beyond just curriculum; it encompasses the educators who bring that curriculum to life. Selecting & training our educators is a continuous and meticulous process, ensuring they are not just equipped with subject matter expertise but also the skills to inspire and connect with students on a personal level.

  • 100% adult educators recruited from prestigious universities ( No CITs at BAM!)
  • Highly refined interview and background check process 
  • Extensive training that goes well beyond curriculum & classroom management
  • Ongoing year-round opportunities to teach in our summer camp. After-school, and structured recess programs.

We celebrate your success!

Upon the conclusion of your child's program, they will be presented with an official Brains & Motion Education certification.