Languages of Art Project

Literature, music, dance and visual arts for all children.

The Languages of Art project is based on education through art as a universal language, which promotes the development of skills, which has the ability to bring cultures closer together, respecting differences and creating conditions for the reception of learning.

The purpose is to get children to communicate and share their feelings and emotions in the various dynamics provided, appealing to creativity.

In addition to the weekly workshops integrated in the curriculum, children visit cultural spaces, art exhibitions, participate in various theater, dance and other performances (whenever possible).

This project began in 2011 with the main goal of continuing to bet in the area of expression for all children who attend APIA, aiming at the promotion of more competent, creative and involved beings, which are essential characteristics in the new world.




Listening to talk about letters - preschool
Two is better - kindergaten
The book and the baby - nursery
Leader: Ana Mourato

It is known that children, from an early age, have knowledge and representations about the written language, which they have been building through multiple situations of interaction with the written record, with speaking and with those who dominate and use it in their daily lives, their parents and their educators.
Several games and situations experienced by children allow them to realize that one time in speech matches a space in writing, on the way to their free expression on all forms and contexts available and within their reach.


Stimulate the love for reading, for listening to read, for the meaning of writing and speaking of letters with our interior.

Stimulate the capacity of expression on several levels: verbal, plastic, emotional.

Facilitate interpersonal and intrapersonal relations that allow the development of a sense of responsibility, of respect for difference, of negotiation as an alternative to behaviors.


Musical expression - preschool
Cradle sounds - nursery
Leaders: Elsa Pires and Fausto Ferreira

Music as a form of expression is part of the overall formation of the child. Its learning must be a process analogous to that of language acquisition, because by hearing and imitation the process of developing the vocabulary becomes conscious.
The contact with different sounds begins from the formation of the human being in the uterus. The heartbeat, the voice of parents, are examples of sound being part of the life of a human being, before and after his/her birth.


Contribute to the child to let the musicality that exists within him/her flow, allowing him/her to express his/her ideas and to release his/her own musical vocabulary.

Encourage a musical learning that allows children to understand a fundamental part of human culture.

Create conditions for musical stimulation and provide a musically rich environment where children can find what they need for their development.

Create the color - preschool
Leader: Patrícia Freire

Plastic expression begins slowly with the objective of conquering new artistic routes.
In addition to the moments in a workshop, inside the school, where paint is made and art stands are invented, moments will be promoted abroad, such as visits to museums and spaces that shelter new discoveries.
From painting to sculpture, from assemblage to engraving, from performance to cinema, several are the means of expression and creation in which the most important is the path and process of this whole journey.
With plastic expression the child expresses himself/herself, his/her past becomes present and his/her aspirations are realized.
It is the very serious game of creation.


Promote creative spontaneity.

Develop the relationship between thinking, feeling and acting.

Stimulate critical thinking by creating social and ethical values.

The talking body - preschool and kindergaten
Discovery of dance movement - nursery
Leader: Ana Santos

The creative or educational dance that is intended to be developed consists of proposals of playful-expressive-creative movement, not with the objective of teaching dance, but of promoting the integral development of the child.
It is an educational activity in which the spontaneous rhythmic movement of the body in space exceeds the kinetic dimension to take as objective the balanced development of the personality.
It is not artistic perfection or dance performance that is intended, but a beneficial effect of creative activity on the child's personality.


That through dance, the child:

Express and convey in a movement form his/her interpretation of reality, and articulate, in a harmonious way, all the requests of the environment, developing creativity and social integration.

Develop his/her critical capacity and build forms of knowledge and relationship.

Increase creative responsiveness through manipulation and coexistence with dance tools such as music, coordination, self-control, discipline, relationships, in constant communication with the emotional, social, cognitive, physical and psychological.





The project is (re)defined for each school year. It starts in October and ends in June.



The sessions of each atelier take place in the morning, on scheduled dates and are accompanied by the responsible teachers of each workshop.


Download the agenda for all sessions scheduled for this school year.


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APIA has educational responses to nursery and preschool groups and has about 130 children. APIA has agreements with Social Security and with the Ministry of Education.