Montessori School of Shanghai 'Art Talk'

In late 2018 Shanghai Family held the annual Art & Writing Competition.  We have received thousands of paintings and compositions from 33 amazing kindergartens, bilingual schools and international schools. This month, we made the final shortlist condensing the list to 88 participants.

We interviewed the finalists from each school and recorded their insights on art and they shared their unique perspectives on why they love Shanghai.

At the Montessori School of Shanghai, West Hongqiao Campus, youngsters enjoy a vibrant introduction to art and creativity.   Maria Montessori believed that “every child is an artist” and that using creative instincts is crucial for happy development. In the Absorbent Mind, she wrote that “It is thanks to the hand, the companion of the mind, that civilization has arisen.” 

Here we meet a budding artist explaining her work and also take a tour of the different creative options that students at the school enjoy, including work with wood and tools, and meet teachers and look over the extensive campus.