I will be taking time out of freelance work in the UK, due to a new project role working as an Atelierista (Artist-in-Residence) at EtonHouse International Research Pre-School, 718 Mountbatten Road, Singapore.
The role will hopefully extend from my previous experiences developing atelier learning environments in both local children's centres/ schools and galleries in the north of England over the past 11 years. I will also be familiarising myself with both the Inquire.Think.Learn curriculum framework and PYP International Baccalaureate programme, while at the same time using the Reggio Emilia approach as the inspiration, particularly within the context of the role of the atelierista and the environment as third teacher.
I will be embedded within the school, collaborating with each classroom team to provide meaningful and intentional creative learning experiences both in the atelier and also throughout different shared spaces within the school grounds! Unfortunately, I won't be able to blog about much of my atelier experiences here, but I will hopefully be negotiating a way to make the atelier learning experiences 'visible' elsewhere on the EtonHouse website.
For now, though, the pictures above provide a peek into my new workspace!