Being a part of the broader Faith ELC – year 12 community has given Faith Lutheran College Early Learning Centre children the opportunity to work with Cherie O’Dea, Learning Area Coordinator – Visual Arts Faith Middle & Senior Campus. Cherie is further developing the children’s skills in working with clay and her first visit was enthusiastically embraced. “As a school inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy we often speak in terms of languages when we reflect upon and share our learning. Clay work can be a language for exploring and communicating ideas. Like drawing, clay work enables children to make their ideas visible—but in three dimensions,” shared Marie Hage ELC Director, TLS Campus. “It can be an exciting experience for children to discover that they have made something with a ‘back’, ‘sides’, as well as a ‘front’, and even an ‘inside’ and an ‘underneath’.” The children’s clay work will be fired in the kiln at Faith College and displayed at Tom Foolery Wines as part of the 2018 SALA Exhibition.
IMAGE: Cherie O’Dea (Faith Middle & Senior Campus) with ELC students Eloise Carter, Matilda Schiller, Alfie Brabin and April Hage.