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by HEATHER BERNKLAU

 

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ART-SPLORATION

WHAT IS ART-SPLORATION?

Art-sploration Afternoons are super-fun art parties that ignite your child's imagination! Heather provides all the supplies you'll need to play, explore, and create with your child, all you need is a smock, some paper towels, and a playful heart!

Heather works with children aged 3-7 years old. Depending on your child(ren)'s age and interests, Heather offers unique projects and creative games to unleash the inner artist that lives inside all of us!

Parents and guardians are enthusiastically involved and engaged in all activities and projects; this not merely "creative babysitting", this is an opportunity to connect, bond, and expand your horizons with your children! We work in small groups up to 8 children, with a ratio of one adult per two children to provide personal attention and deep collective engagement.

WHY ART-SPLORATION?

Children (and adults) are sorely deprived of playtime in general. Schools are cutting movement, music, and art courses from curriculum, so expressive outlets for kids lie outside of school, where they may or may not have access or exposure to creative play.  Art-sploration gives your child the opportunity to receive tailored support (in small groups or one-on-one settings) that nurtures their unique way of expressing themselves.

Art-sploration sessions increase communication and open a world of opportunity to create more space for creative expression, connection, and JOY between children and their caretakers.

HOW CAN ART-SPLORATION BENEFIT YOUR CHILD?

Not only is it FUN for your child to play and explore new ways of expressing themselves, check out some of the areas where science has shown your child can grow and transform:*

β€’ Improves Motor Skills
β€’ Promotes Language Development
β€’ Enhances Decision Making
β€’ Sharpens Visual Learning
β€’ Increases Cultural Awareness
β€’ Improves Academic Performance

*Read more about the benefits of arts education for children here.

HOW CAN ART-SPLORATION BENEFIT YOU?

More art = a happier and healthier YOU! In a study published in 2010 by Heather L. Stuckey, with the Department of Medicine at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, they discovered when female cancer patients engaged in different types of visual art (textiles, card making, collage, pottery, watercolor, acrylics) it helped them in a variety of areas:

β€’ The groups that received regular art classes were significantly more likely than were those that did not to have improved clinical outcomes, including better vital signs, diminished cortisol related to stress, and less medication needed to induce sleep.

β€’  It helped them focus on positive life experiences, relieving their ongoing preoccupation
with cancer. 

β€’  It enhanced their self-worth and identity by providing them with opportunities to demonstrate continuity, challenge, and achievement. 

β€’  It enabled them to maintain a social identity that resisted being defined by cancer

β€’  It allowed them to express their feelings in a symbolic manner, especially during chemotherapy.

Read more details of the study here.

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DON't dream it,
be it

Heather offers a wide range of services for all your creative needs. From logo design to book layout to custom illustration requests β€” if you're not sure where to begin, Heather offers free 30-minute Catalyst Calls to help you find direction and inspiration for your next project.

Book your consultation
today to get started!


 
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ABOUT

Heather is a tiny-but-mighty lady living in Brooklyn, NY.
She is a Designer and Illustrator by trade and a dreamer and artist by birth. 

In addition to the healing power of art, she believes music and mindful movement contain the answers to all of life's problems. She is currently
working to build a Creative Community Center for adults and children
to play, create, and connect β€” she is calling on all artists, healers, dancers, and movers n' shakers to unite with her to build this much-needed
outlet for humanity.

Contact Heather directly at heather@berrythiefstudios.com
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