The Atelier

Rabbit Patch Preschool has four Ateliers supported by our Atelieristas who all have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In the Atelier children have an opportunity to explore a variety of materials. Children are encouraged to use intelligent materials to express, clarify and modify their ideas and theories.

Through childrens use of multiple symbolic languages (eg clay, wire, paint, pencil) teachers are better equipped to understand the children’s thinking, present counter perspectives, provoke deeper reflection and support children’s creative ideas and expressions.

We have recently designed outdoor Ateliers to enhance children’s creativity in short and long term projects.