The Middle School Brain April 30 2018, 1 Comment

“When the day after tomorrow is yesterday, this day will be as far from Friday as this day was from Friday when the day before yesterday was tomorrow. What day is it?” ......

Have you figured this out yet? Take your time, your brain is exercising its muscle and thought process! Its sending synapses to its deeper level thinking compartment, its growing new cells in the moment to help you solve this riddle, and its sending sparks of curiosity to the mind, an area being developed and enhanced as we read more intensely into the problem and try to solve it.

THIS is what we do for the 7th, 8th, and 9th Graders at the Art Shack. The mind is being prepared for adulthood, and Art is the perfect outlet to make this growing process fun, inviting, judgement free and an experience like no other. 

When you understand the changes in the brain, it makes it easier to understand the stages of development in your child. As they enter the middle school years, kids enter an interesting phase of energetic, erratic and emotional development. Using creative outlets helps direct these moods into something positive and constructive. Exercising the imagination helps these middle schoolers channel vibrant energy forces into a 

But are these forces being addressed on a daily basis during the school year? Do they get lost in the mundane of school work, test studying and report writing?

Here at the Art Shack, there is thought behind each and every project, and students are challenged to use the parts of their brain that may have been sleeping all year. This is how unique, creative and ORIGINAL art work is created at the Art Shack. Thought provoking lessons engage the students minds, and their very own ideas are spilled out- their way, their art, their style, their ideas and their process.

So, I ask you again, have you figured out the riddle above yet or do YOU need some mind exercise at the Art Shack?! Thank you for taking the time to read, please send in your answers, comments and thoughts!