Updated: Feb 1, 2021
Process Art is art that is child-directed, child choice-driven, and celebrates the experience of discovery. In process art, the final product is always unique and the focus is always on the creation of the work, not the outcome.
What are the benefits of process art?
There are so many benefits to process art! Process art is developmentally appropriate for young children because meets them where they are as sensory explorers. Though it is awesome for young children it is also a huge benefit to older children and ADULTS!
Through process art, you can…
will think creatively, independently, and imaginatively
will learn about the physical limitations and possibilities of materials.
are encouraged to use creative and critical thinking skills.
will gain confidence to realize their own ideas.
are motivated to ask questions and experiment.
will embrace experimentation and mistakes as part of the learning process.
is Child directed
celebrates the experience of discovery
has unique outcomes with no two pieces looking alike
is adult driven
offers the child clear steps that have to be followed
has a specific outcome in mind
expects the final product to look like a sample
has expectations around a right and wrong way to do it Sometimes we use a Product Art Project but we always try to let the artists experiment, and think creatively!