THE CANVAS CLUB
SCHOOLS PROGRAM

Fun, creative and educational during-school or after-school classes for children aged 2 to 13 years.
The Canvas Club Schools Program celebrates the magic of creativity in an innovative world by teaching children conscious curiosity through creative crafting.

 

WHAT’s it all about?

Combining arts & crafts with STEM skills provide a platform for creative expression that nurtures imagination. Problem solving, decision making and processing skills are all innate to a crafting activity.

LEARN TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

We encourage young creative minds to express their ideas through the process of exploring materials, designing, building, making mistakes, and envisioning creative solutions.

Standard school subjects mostly entail problems with single solutions. Canvas Club projects have unlimited outcomes and teach children to solve problems in an original, creative and often abstract way. This will help them in ‘real life’ where they continuously face situations with multiple possibilities.

Canvas Club classes teach children to work and think like innovators and inventors.

BE FREE & CREATIVE

Canvas Club provides a platform for creative expression that nurtures imagination.

Unlike academics and sports, arts and crafts does not promote competition. On the contrary, it helps convert negative energy into positive habits.

At Canvas Club, children come to class and are presented with a new exciting project every week, they experiment with different materials (from paint to pool noodles) and create explosively awesome craft toys for hours of play afterward!

 

THE DETAILS

THE COST

Children are signed up for the term and the cost works out roughly R90/ N$90/ NZ$11 per class per child, depending on the number of weeks in the term. We provide all the materials and supplies.

BOOK A FREE DEMO

We offer a free demo class at your school. This would give you and your students a feel of what our classes are all about. After the demo class, the classes will be hosted on a weekly basis.

THE ADMIN

Term bookings are made through our online booking and payment system. We create a unique URL for your school (e.g. www.canvas.club/curro-brackenfell) through which parents can book and pay via Card, SnapScan or EFT.

WHAT DOES THE SCHOOL DO?

We would require a classroom to host the classes and a weekly time slot(s) that suits. Assistance to marketing (an email to parents or feature in your newsletter) would also be appreciated.

 
 
 

enquire about getting a Canvas Club in your school

BOOK A FREE DEMO CLASS

If your child would love to be free, design, paint, draw, model, sculpt, collage, cut, stick, squish, squirt, mark, make, transform, laugh, imagine, think, create, build, experiment and make new friends then get in touch to find out about having a Canvas Club in your school.

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WEEKLY CLASSES AT YOUR SCHOOL
FOR AGES 2 - 13 years

TINY EXPLORERS

EXPLORE THE MAGIC!
2 - 3 YEARS (45 MINS)

Sing, dance, play with bubbles, ribbons, balls... and make a unique themed craft to take home every week.

We focus on sensory play as well as emotional, social and fine motor skill development, exposing your child to new textures and colours in every class. We will also give you loads of ideas to turn everyday items into awesome crafts and toys at home. Most importantly, we have loads of fun!

LITTLE ADVENTURERS

ENGAGE IN THE MAGIC!
3 - 6 YEAR OLDS (45 MINS)

 This class consists of a hands on creative crafting session. We specialise in process art and we often make toys and games to keep youngsters engaged.

Draw, cut, model, paint, sculpt, squish, mark, make, model, imagine, create, think, squirt, experiment and make new friends!! The Little Adventurers classes are social, educational and great fun!

CREATIVE CRAFTERS

INVENT MORE MAGIC!
6 - 13 YEAR OLDS (1 HOUR)

Creative Crafters are encouraged to express their ideas through the process of working with different materials, designing, building, making mistakes, and envisioning creative solutions.

Furthermore, the class teaches children to think outside the box, build STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) abilities without realising it and develop important life skills.

 

why arts and crafts?

PROMOTES CREATIVITY, PROBLEM SOLVING AND INNOVATION

Arts & crafts provide a platform for creative expression that nurtures imagination. Problem solving, decision making and processing skills are all innate to a crafting activity.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

The more creative you are, the less likely you are to lose your job to a robot one day! While robots may be better than you at calculating and diagnosing problems, they aren’t very good at creating original content, thinking outside the box or being abstract.

TEACHES FLEXIBILITY

Most craftwork can be achieved in more than one way. Unlike maths where one doesn’t have much flexibility, crafts teach students that they can achieve the same result through a different method. This will help them in real life where they continuously face situations with multiple possibilities.

ENCOURAGES SELF EXPRESSION

Arts & crafts allow for the development of a sense of personal identity and teaches children to express themselves; giving parents and teachers insight into what a child is feeling, thinking and experiencing.

ENCOURAGES SOCIALISING, BUILDING FRIENDSHIPS AND LEARNING TO HELP OTHERS

Interacting with others with the same interests provides children the opportunity to socialise and build friendships. Children assist classmates in sharing techniques and ideas.

BOOSTS SELF ESTEEM

Arts & craft activities create a sense of achievement inside children and boosts their self esteem. Teaching a child to create something tells them that they are in control. This builds immense confidence in them.

RELIEVES STRESS

Unlike academics and sports, arts & crafts does not promote competition. On the contrary, it helps convert negative energy into positive habits.

DEVELOPS FINE MOTOR SKILLS

Arts & crafts helps develop bilateral coordination and improves fine motor skills as projects involve moving and using the hands and fingers.

TEACHES STEM SKILLS

Arts & crafts not only incorporates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) elements but it teaches valuable STEM techniques, models and concepts that sculpt the imagination.

TEACHES TIME MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING

Projects need to be planned and time needs to be managed to complete the project in time.

 

What our customers say

“Our little girl loves Canvas Club! She wants to sleep with the caterpillar she made every night! Every week it is something different and fun!” - Elli

My kids love to go to Canvas Club - it provides them with a safe space where they can be creative, messy and just have loads of fun. They come back in such good spirits and so proud of their artworks. I will definitely recommend this to anyone, of any age!” - Charlaine

“My kinders geniet dit vreeslik en my huis bly skoon!” - Cora-Mari

 
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