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A drop-in and create children's art studio

“When we treat children's play as seriously as it deserves, we are helping them feel the joy that's to be found in the creative spirit."

- Mr. Rogers

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What We Believe

Pablo Picasso said “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Our team at "It's a Process..." believes this to be true and have created a space for children to explore art without limits. Our studio is designed specially for ages 3-10, but we strive to provide art acitivies that are inviting to the older children as well. Young children benefit from an environment where they can freely explore and express themselves, develop fine motor skills, and practice responsibility & respect for a space that is their own. Our Reggio-inspired art studio is a place for children to express themselves using their 100 languages. 

we say NO to

- cookie cutter crafts

- teacher directed projects

- coloring inside the lines

we say YES to

- child led exploration

- process art

- messes without the worry

- independent play

What is Process Art?

You've probably heard the terms "product art" and "process art" in early childhood circles. While product art focuses on the outcome, process art allows the child to create and explore without an agenda.

 

This type of art is developmentally appropriate for young children and nurtures critical thinking,  independence, fine motor skills, and social/emotional awareness.

Process art allows children to explore art mediums without the pressure of attaining a certain end result. The goal of process art is to explore, discover and have fun! 

Can you tell me about Reggio Emilia philosohphy?

Reggio Emilia is the name of a town in Italy where this early childhood philosophy originated. Many schools around the world are Reggio-inspired as they try to replicate the child-led, respectful, and community oriented pedagogy.

Reggio educators believe that children have 100 languages to explore the world in which they live.  Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the Reggio Approach, describes the 100 languages as "infinite ways that children can express, explore, and connect their thoughts, feelings and imaginings." 

 

Most Reggio-inspired schools have an atelier (Italian for art studio) for the students to visit, create and explore using their 100 languages. We aim to create a beautiful atelier for the children of the Rogue valley. 

Drop in for a visit

535 N. 5th St, Jacksonville OR. 97530

Tues-Fri/Sun: 12:30pm-5:30pm, 

Mon/Sat: Closed

studio may be closed for private parties on Sundays

check the "visit" page for upcoming closures

for prices and more information

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