Using Art for Emotional Literacy
Thursday, March 12 | 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Emotional literacy—including respect, courtesy, and mindfulness—is a key to a peaceful classroom and peaceful child, but guiding children to express their emotions can be challenging, especially as they get older and can be impulsive with their words or negative in their self-talk. Sometimes they just don’t know what to do with all the feelings they have. Join us as we take a look at how to use art, journaling, and mixed media in the classroom to teach children techniques for self-care. Materials and supplies will be provided.
Kristen L. Richter, Spramani Elaun
Kristen Richter is the owner of Educational Sounds and Images, an Upper Elementary teacher at Blossoming Hill Montessori, and a Positive Discipline parent educator and teacher facilitator. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I – II).
Spramani Elaun, is an art teacher, curriculum designer, Montessori art trainer, and art supply developer. She is author of 6 books designed as guides to help adults teach the visual arts to children, including Designing Visual Arts and Clay Play. She is founder and principal of Nature of Art® (San Diego, CA).