VENNI STUDIO offers children and teachers the opportunity to research and expressively experience the vast arts and culture of our world. Through a focus on learning about our whole globe, Studio provides a multifaceted program that integrates art, music, yoga, movement, story, mythology, sculpture, and science into all curricular areas providing a creatively driven process for all participants. Core to Studio’s curriculum is a concentration on Mindfulness in all activities, play, and expressive endeavors. Venni Studio houses a small group, two to three co-teachers with a maximum of eight children per class. This class structure fosters a rich and dynamic program driven and largely negotiated by the children.
“We believe in the child’s vast depth of
perception, voice, laughter, and language. We
also believe in his or her inclination to soar when
offered an early co-learning process that
supports creative foundations for exploring life.”
In the approach of Studio Creative Play, Venni Studio nurtures the conversation and relationship-based programming as primary tools to inspired learning and enrichment. Here, children are listened to and celebrated as individuals. They are encouraged to spawn ideas, reflect, and direct their own investigations. Throughout their time with the Studio, children are also guided to collaborate, connect, and communicate compassionately and mindfully. The Studio teachers support the child’s collective and individual holistic growth through a perceptive, patient, and loving approach.
“Each child is unique and the protagonist
of his or her own growth. Children desire to acquire knowledge,
have much capacity for curiosity and amazement,
and yearn to create relationships with others and communicate.”
At VENNI STUDIO, children are engaged by visiting artists, musicians, writers, and educators who allow them blended and expert perspectives in curricular areas. The inspiring indoor and outdoor environment is the full expanse upon which the Studio program thrives, both in the organic learning structure it fosters and the creative freedom it promotes.
studio exploration – fall 2016
- CREATIVE MOVEMENT
- ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
- WORLD ARTS
- YOGA ARTS
- MINDFULLNESS PRACTICES
- WORLD PEOPLE AND PLACES
- VISITING ARTISTS
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture building
53 Prospect Park West (between 1st and 2nd Streets)
3-Year Old Children
3 or 4 days per week
4-Year Old Children
4 days per week
14-week session: Wednesday, September 7 – Friday, December 16, 2016
The last day of the Fall 2016 session is Friday, December 16, 2016.
Monday, October 3, 2016 – Rosh Hashanah
Monday, October 10, 2016 – Columbus Day
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – Yom Kippur
Friday, October 28, 2016 – Staff Development
Friday, November 18, 2016 – Staff Development
Monday, November 21 – Friday, November 25, 2016
Studio resumes Monday, November 28 – Friday December 16, 2016.
Winter Break: Monday, December 19, 2016 – Monday, January 2, 2017
22-week session: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 – Friday, June 16, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day
Session Break 1: Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24, 2017
Classes resume Monday, February 27, 2017.
Session Break 2: Monday, April 10 – Monday, April 17, 2017
Classes resume Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Last Day of Spring Program: Friday, June 16, 2017
For additional information on Venni Studio please inquire with the studio.
Click here for the Studio Creative Play application form.
There is a $45.00 application fee.