This course is about thinking, imagining and building. Through this course we will explore natural/environmental art and challenge what we think art is. In each session, we will read and create inspiring stories and build sculptures from natural materials and clay. Children will practice their creativity while thinking about art, the environment and sustainability.
Instructor: Bahar Khazei, M.A.
Bahar is currently a candidate for Master of Education in Human Development, Learning and Culture at the University of British Columbia. She is an elementary school teacher with training in Montessori philosophy. She became passionate about Philosophy for Children during her studies at UBC where she also did her bachelor of Education. She has been practicing Philosophy for Children in elementary schools with students and at Philosophy for Children camps in BC (such as Think Fun Camps). Additionally, she has received training in philosophical inquiry and is involved in research groups at the faculty of Education at UBC. Bahar loves teaching and encouraging children to think critically and challenge their thought process.
Bahar is an outdoor enthusiast and loves working art projects (crafts, clay and sculpture, outdoor art activities) with students. She has worked at the UBC farm as a children’s camp counselor and has worked with children at local forests with Soaring Eagle Nature School. She enjoys water sports, gardening, photography and hiking at her spare time.