March 22, 2023
2:00 PM Eastern Time
Sponsored by ChildCare Education Institute.
Open ended art is a creative process of self-discovery that literally grows the brain. Why then, do many teachers deliver cookie cutter crafts as art? Join this powerful webinar presented by Anna Reyner, MA, LMFT, to learn how to use art for self-expression and building community. Process art offers children a sense of freedom…the freedom of choice, thought and feeling.
Process art is a form of active mind-body engagement with sensory materials. This active engagement builds the brain in early childhood and serves to both calm the nervous system and release emotions. These calming and releasing functions have important implications for trauma informed classrooms.
Tapping into the creative process has value for children and adults alike. Art is a safe way to experience choice and control, make our own decisions, take risks, and express our thoughts and feelings. In many ways, all art is self-discovery.
This webinar will share key practices that are necessary to reduce the use of cookie cutter crafts in favor of true art that reflects children’s authentic thoughts and feelings. Join this webinar to:
- Learn how current neuroscience supports art as self-regulation and stress release in trauma informed classrooms
- Discuss why teachers still deliver product over process art and how to change that mindset Receive tips and resources on how to motivate staff to deliver social emotional process art over product art
- Engage in a process-oriented art activity that will relax and replenish your creative energy.
All sessions are 1.5 hours long and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
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Can’t participate in our webinars at the appointed time? Never fear! All of the webinars are recorded. To view the recording, simply register now and you will receive an email with a link to the recording when it is ready to be viewed. You can still download the certificate by watching the recording to the end when the certificate link is announced and displayed on the screen.
Only 3,000 people at one time can attend our webinars, but registration often tops 4,000. Only the first 3,000 people to click the link to attend the webinar will be able to get in. We start the webinars 30 minutes in advance of the start time. Arrive early to make sure you get in.
Please be advised that you will only be eligible for the great door prizes if you participate in the live session.
You can earn .2 CEUs for each webinar. The cost is $15 paid to University of Oklahoma online when you apply. Learn more here: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from University of Oklahoma