Bright Sparks is based on an experiential approach
to learning. Sessions are designed in a way that allows children
to explore experiences that have personal significance to them.
A flexible format gives children the freedom to respond in a
variety of different ways and to influence the course of their
These workshops encourage children to engage with a wide variety
of creative media and to learn and experience things in a variety
of different ways. Children may experience a sensitivity to
music or learn through a bodily-kinesthetic sense as they leap
and dive across the room. Children represent ideas visually
through drawing, painting or three dimensional constructions
and draw upon linguistic abilities to communicate their ideas.
These richly textured experiences encourage children to develop
various aspects of their potential and to learn in ways that
are most appropriate for them.
A creative art therapist facilitates this process and reflects
aspects of each child’s experiencing to facilitate the
development of their understanding. By communicating an attitude
of acceptance and a recognition of each child’s inherent
value, children develop a stronger sense of themselves as individuals.