Art is a natural language for children. Everyone has an imagination. Art takes it a step further. Through art, kids create something that, until that point, was only imagined. Creating art is a fine way for children to make choices and solve problems. Every step involves making a decision: what color to use, how to make a line, what size to make something, what art medium to use to express feelings. With every choice, the object becomes more and more their own.
Children need an outlet for their emotions and a place to build well-being. According to King and Schwabenlender (1994), “allowing children to be expressive provides them with a sense of empowerment because children are encouraged to express their emotions constructively”
The focus of expressive art program is on the art-making process and the thoughts and feelings that come forward. New Step for You expressive art classes encourages kids to explore different art mediums, paint or sculpting, dance or play, singing or playing music, using 3D printing pens or Virtual Reality in a safe space to build self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment.