Tiny Artists Get Exclusive Exhibition
Children as young as 3 learned about contemporary and traditional art during a program held at the University of Arizona this fall, producing their own paintings, drawings, photography, video, fiber work and sculptures.
The children were involved in a 10-week long workshop offered through Wildcat Art, a program in the UA School of Art's Division of Art and Visual Culture Education.
Wildcat Art educator Shana Cinquemani, also a doctoral student in the UA School of Art, led the workshop, which was designed specifically for preschool and kindergarten ages. The workshop recently culminated with an exhibition of the children's work. Cinquemani's work is informed by research indicating that the artwork children produce represents an important and meaningful sociocultural practice. Cinquemani also regularly incorporates play in her teachings.
Wildcat Art hosts several programs throughout the year for K-12 students, led by undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Art. During the Wildcat Art workshops, young students are able to learn about and engage in digital media, performance art, drawing, painting, photography, design and other mediums.
(Photos by Beatriz Verdugo/UANews)