The Birth of Spring is a series of 4 consecutive meetings connected to the subject of spring. Together with children we look at how painters from different time periods (the Renaissance artists, the Impressionists, as well as 18th century Indian painters) depicted this time of the year on canvas. We express our own impressions and experiences of spring using diverse artistic techniques and materials (such as large and small format painting, drawing, collage, sculpting, printing). Movement exercises and games are at the foundation of this class. Through embodied engagement children develop presence, attention to their own experience, and confidence to express themselves.