January 23, 2019

Holiday Programmes

Holiday Programmes

There is a range of interesting topics available during our school holiday programmes (in March, June, September & November-December).   

These programmes, which also use the Artistic Writing™ teaching approaches, are the perfect way to ensure that your child is productively occupied while enjoying their break from school. 

To view pictures of the holiday programmes we have run in the past, visit our Facebook Page Album here.

Speak Up, Speak Well

Description:

Being fluent and articulate is a highly sought-after skill in today's world and in the world of the future. Our "Speak Up, Speak Well" is targeted at more INTROVERTED Primary School children to ENHANCE AND IMPROVE their verbal communication skills.

Research has shown that the arts are a great means to encourage children to express themselves with interesting and original ideas. This is why we have planned a range of artistic activities such as drama and movement, origami, sketching and clay making in a NURTURING and SAFE space.

By the end of the 2-day programme, your child will be able to:

  1. Be more confident in expressing himself or herself in front of a group of people
  2. Be able to converse about these topics:

-My Future City: Participants will design a city of the future and describe the different aspects of this city, such as the city's facilities, the inhabitants and the modes of transportation in the city.

-My Future Lifestyle: Participants will create the kind of lifestyle they wish to have in the future, for example, a healthy lifestyle, a peaceful lifestyle or an adventurous lifestyle. They will then demonstrate how they will be able to achieve such a lifestyle.

3. Show progress in terms of articulation and fluency of speech.

Schedule: 1st and 8th of March, 2019 (Fridays)

Time: 3.30pm-5.30pm

Cost: $150 per child

*Each intake is limited to 8 participants.

 

Young Inventors™ Programme

Description:

Perfect for the budding entrepreneur!! In this 3-day multi-intelligences programme, children take on the role of young inventors as they find real solutions to real problems affecting children. Based on Design Thinking Principles originally from Stanford University, the participants of this workshop will be doing the following:

  1. Research into problems (Day 1)
  2. Creating prototypes of solutions (Day 2)
  3. Presenting and "selling" their solutions to classmates, instructors and parents (Day 3)

At every stage, children will be writing and journaling about their process leading up to their prototype. This ensures that they are actively thinking about how to problem solve and reflecting on how to improve their design as they get feedback from their peers and teachers.

The presentation on Day 3 also trains them to be confident speakers & writers, as they persuade others to use their products as a viable solution.

Dates and timings to be announced.

Cost: $250 per child (This includes all learning materials and a copy of the edited video clip.)

*Each intake is limited to 6 participants.

 

Young Inventors™ Programme

Description:

Imagine your Primary School child being a published author! In this programme, children will get to publish their own illustrated children's book (approximately 15 pages) after 4 lessons! They will be taught how to enhance their illustrations and guided closely in the process of planning, writing and editing their stories. As a bonus, they will be getting feedback from a real-life published author and an illustrator. In addition, they could choose to print additional copies of their books to be sold and the proceeds from the sales would go to their adopted charity.

Application Process:

Please send us an email us at mail@artisticstrategies.com.sg with a sample of your children's written work (must be at least 200 words in length) and their illustrations. The illustrations do not need to be linked to the written piece. The subject of the email should be "Young Authors Programme"

Please also include the following information:

1) Name and Age of Child
2) Preference of Batch

Dates and Timing:

Batch 1- Early June

Batch 2- Mid-Late June

Cost: $400 (This includes all learning materials, including one copy of the completed book, ISBN barcode, two copies to be given to the National Library and one video clip. Additional copies of the completed book can be printed at a special rate.)