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Play-based art Education
for Parents and Educators

Changing the way adults create with young children through Process Art and material exploration.

Hi and welcome!

I am Ms. Cassidy (she/her) , OCT, B.Ed., BDES.

I help parents and educators create with young children by teaching them to follow the children's lead, make use of available resources and play with art processes. My simple method can be applied at home, childcare centres and any setting that provides care for children.

Our Programs

"It must not be forgotten that the basic law of children's creativity is that its value lies not in its results, not in the product of creation, but in the process itself. It is not important what children create, but that they do create, that they exercise and implement their creative imagination." 

                                                - Vygotsky

Children are born creative, each in their unique ways. 

 

Our mission is to change the way adults create with children through child-led and play-based art education ( some called it Process Art and art play). We challenge parents, caregivers and educators to rethink creativity in early childhood: why is it important to let young children play with everyday materials? What does messy art play have to do with creativity and self-worth? Forget about presentable arts and crafts.
Let's explore creativity by focusing on each individual child's intuition and helping them live every moment knowing their ideas matter.

 

Welcome to the Thankful Family Art House!

What our Families Say

What I love most about Cassidy’s art classes is that they are open-ended activities that really focus on the process rather than the end product. Since taking her classes, I can see that my daughter has become much more creative and confident even in her daily activities. She’s created the most amazing pieces that have even found a place on our wall for display. Her communication and social skills have also improved which I didn’t expect from an art class!

 

Janet K. 

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