Little Wonders of Wonderland is a name that represents the children who create art at an enrichment arts program for kids in Durham, North Carolina. The artwork you see here was created by children ages 2 through 6. This site was designed especially for the children and their families to have a variety of ways to display their art, but it's also meant to be shared with the public since we are very proud of our students.
My name is Angelique Buman, the founder of Little Wonders of Wonderland classes. I am the creator and administrator of this website as I am the sole art teacher for the Little Wonders of Wonderland. My art studio happens to be located in the building of the enrichment arts program, and about a year ago I decided to make my space kid-friendly so that I could teach real Fine Art classes to the kids. While my role is just a portion of this after school program, there are a variety of daily activities taught by several creative teachers that take place during circle times, constructive play, crafting, music and movement. The program offers after school activities as well as summer camp and drop offs. Small groups of children take turns during the week visiting me to have a special lesson. My students are introduced to fine art lessons and unique craft lessons that will challenge them and encourage them to be creative. My techniques offer outlets for children to express themselves and to begin to recognize the benefits of art.
If you are interested in our after school program, summer day program and drop off center in Durham, North Carolina, contact me at:
More on My Teaching Techniques:
I have a knack for teaching kids complex concepts by breaking down ideas into simpler terms. When teaching art, I take lessons that are similar to high school and college level lessons and I break them down in a way that will make sense to children. The lessons are just as important as the process for my students. For example, during lessons, I include participation from the kids to express their thoughts and feelings. I truly want this to be an enlightening experience for the kids. While it serves as an outlet to express themselves, my students are also becoming more thoughtful and knowledgeable about art as they learn new terminology. Though many children are still developing fine motor skills and may not always be coordinated to color within the lines or create 'realistic' art, they are still capable of consuming the information as they find purpose to a lesson. All in all, I want to make this experience therapeutic for my students as I encourage creativity and originality. To learn more about some of the lessons I teach, check out my Little Wonders blog: