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Mini Monets

Wilmington Area
Wilmington, NC 28405

(910) 399-1708


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

I believe it is crucial for young artists to have time where they can learn techniques through class projects and that be balanced with their own individual creativity. All art that is made in my class is done by the student.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Not Applicable
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Project guidelines
Time & space more

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  • Project directions and artists discussed
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • Experiencing different art movements
Music more

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  • Not Applicable
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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Other subjects taught Visual Arts can be connected with all other subject areas during different projects.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

It is my mission as an artist and a teacher to provide on-site extracurricular art classes that supplement the North Carolina Arts Education Curriculum. The classes will teach and refine artistic abilities, explore the styles of famous artists, and engage children in the world around them all while expressing inner talent and imagination.

To produce quality art classes to students who have a desire to expand their artistic talents

To promote cognitive development, enhance fine motor skills, and encourage critical thinking

To encourage creative expression of a child’s thoughts, feelings, and, most importantly, their imagination

To utilize Scholastic and Accelerated Reader books to awaken student’s imaginations for creating individual pieces of art

To gain knowledge of famous artists who influenced our world history

A Typical Day

Classes start with an introduction to an artist or an element/principle of art. This is either done through a children's book or by a poster with examples of artwork. There will be a teacher directed work that will be created and will be completed during one or two class periods. For the last part of the class, there is student driven work that can be created from any material available that day.