“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” -Maria Montessori
Feel by Nico
JaxMakerSpace Gallery, 2018
This was a show featuring local artists open to all ages at the public library.
It is a myth that Montessorians do not allow for creativity. In fact, a good Montessori classroom allows for creativity in many ways. Creative expression and art appreciation starts as early as PreK, even though toddlers do create art too. PreK students begin studying artists. Often the younger students study artists/illustrators associated with literature. Eric Carle is a good example. Younger students also begin to explore different media, color mixing, and art from various cultures.
Stephanie Stephens and Holly Fitzharris are both Montessori educators- collectively with over 30 years of experience in education.