From birth, children explore and understand their world through touching, seeing, hearing and responding to colours, textures, sights, and sounds in their environments. It is from these early explorations that lifelong attitudes about creativity and their own capacity to be creative are formed. Children are creative beings. They have a natural curiosity that leads them to constantly explore, investigate and experiment to gain an understanding of the possibilities in their environment.
"This course has really helped me gain some practical insight and I know it will be beneficial to my children. I'm so glad I did it. I was unsure at first but OCA make it really easy and its great online platform." - Nicole
Children learn through doing, so when children apply paint to paper, glue things together, or pound a lump of clay, they experiment with colour, shape, design, and texture. They develop an awareness and appreciation of pleasant sensory experiences and begin to practise aesthetic judgment.
Children express their individual ideas and feelings with art materials such as paint, clay, markers, crayons, paste, and collage materials. As they view their own creations and those of other children, they learn to value and appreciate differences. For young children, the process of creating is what is most important, not what they actually create.
This course will help you to nurture the creativity in your child or children in your care. What are you waiting for? Get started today!
We're committed to you! As an OCA student you will receive a range of support services to assist you with your learning journey. This includes: live chat, technical, admin and general course support and a dedicated trainer to support your learning.
This qualification is delivered online. As soon as you enrol, you’ll be provided with a login and password so you can access our OCA e-learning centre 24/7. You can study at your own pace, from the comfort of your home. All course materials are 100% online, and delivered via our innovative e-learning experience.
The length of time it takes you to complete this course depends on how much time you can invest each week, so if you spend 25hrs a week on the course you will finish it in 2 weeks (or sooner).