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The Art of Musical Play : A Summer Workshop

Wednesday 20 January 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Art of Musical Play : A Summer Workshop
Conducted by Julie Wylie and Art Therapist Isobel Mertel

Date : Wednesday 20th January 2015
Time : 11.00am –  4.00pm
Venue : Okuti Garden, 216 Okuti Valley Road, Little River, Christchurch
Cost : $80.00
Other Information : Please bring a shared lunch

For Bookings or More Information Please Contact Clare Newton at events@juliewyliemusic.com or 0274626488


This Summer workshop combining Art Therapy and Musical Play for parents, teachers, librarians and therapists will demonstrate how participants can develop a nurturing learning environment incorporating art and musical play.   Such play supports daily routines and classroom learning in joyful ways that promote children’s pride in achievement. There will be an emphasis on understanding the keys to a child’s learning and how to develop calming, regulating strategies that provide a nurturing learning environment for young children.

When children learn about the elements of art and music and what, why and how music and art works in relation to their own bodies, artistic expression and musical play becomes a vital part of the child’s own form of communication. We develop a sense of self and self-expression through art and musical play. Art and musical play naturally builds healthy brain/body connections.

Play gives meaning to everyday tasks and activities. As they explore a range of sensory experiences children learn to think creatively, to problem solve and to develop a love of learning. All children can develop strengths and talents through artistic musical play. A nurturing playful environment is all-important to the development of creativity, artistic expression, musicality and holistic learning.  Artistic musical play can underpin the whole curriculum.

For more information click on the link below.

Little River Workshop 2015


Wednesday 20 January 2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Clare Newton


Okuti Garden
216 Okuti Valley Road
Little RIver,
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