The Arts

“Creative people are CURIOUS, FLEXIBLE, PERSISTENT, and INDEPENDENT with a TREMENDOUS SPIRIT of ADVENTURE and a LOVE of PLAY.”

HENRI MATISSE

Here at Albany Kindergarten we value the many creative ways in which children express their ideas and thinking through visual arts.  We know that, ‘the arts’ provide a myriad of opportunities for children to explore, to deconstruct and reconstruct their thinking and make sense of the world around them.

We recognise that there are many ways for children to show such thinking. As a result the environment and materials that are provided here at Albany Kindergarten are carefully considered to encourage a ‘culture of thinking’ to evolve.

“Visual arts have a high profile and are use effectively to reflect the cultural diversity of the kindergarten. Children choose from exciting, inviting and thoughtfully resourced areas that inspire child-initiated learning and support sustained play. Children are curious and confident, with a strong sense of belonging and enthusiasm for learning.” ERO Report February 2015

May 2017

The Art Show 2017

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Contribution/Mana Tangata, The Arts, Uncategorized|

Our annual art show was once more a great success. We were very happy to see many families spending time admiring and appreciating the art that the children have worked so hard on during [...]

March 2017

Rock Hunting

By |March 30th, 2017|Categories: Belonging/Mana Whenua, Contribution/Mana Tangata, Participating and contributing, The Albany Environment, The Arts|

With the holidays fast approaching, the children have been busy painting rocks so they can join in with the rock hunting craze that swept the country during the last Summer holidays. We found out about this [...]

February 2017

Gibbs Farm and Sculpture Walk

By |February 28th, 2017|Categories: Exploration/Mana Aotùroa, Front Page, Participating and contributing, The Arts, Uncategorized|

    It takes all kind of people to make things happen and get things done. Such ways of thinking and working are part of our ethos here at Albany Kindergarten. The contributions, suggestions [...]

January 2017

A different type of art

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: The Arts|

During the long weekend my family and I decided to spend the day at Browns Bay Beach. For us the beach has not always been a place to play cricket, go surfing or lay in [...]

December 2016

Gibbs Farm & Sculpture Walk

By |December 15th, 2016|Categories: The Albany Environment, The Arts, Uncategorized|

The Community of Albany Kindergarten has been given the opportunity to spend a day at Gibbs Farm, Kaipara Harbour. Gibbs Farm is a PRIVATE PROPERTY open by appointment only on scheduled monthly visitor days as [...]

September 2016

Moulding the mind.

By |September 21st, 2016|Categories: The Arts|

Grog, wedging, venting, coiling, calipers, metal banding wheels, slab, hole makers, loop tools, slip; all words that you might not instantly relate to clay. Clay has multiple characteristics and just as many different uses. But [...]