Process Art & Craft For Kids
Child Centered Education, Explorative Creative Expression Workshop
- Age : 3 – 10 Years
- Duration : 12 Weeks
- Session : 60 minutes (Twice a Week)
Overview : As in life, joy is found in an unbridled creative progression versus the end result or destination. Children use found, recycled and household items to create ongoing art installations, toys and games.
Process art is an artistic movement as well as a creative sentiment where the end product of art and craft is not the principal focus.
Process art emphasizes the “process” of making art rather than any predetermined composition or plan. The concepts of change, improvisation, and the use of non-traditional materials such earth, water, wax, felt, and latex are important to this type of art.
Having an outcome objective does not necessarily mean that an activity is not process art. For example, creating scratch foam (or Styrofoam tray) a print of shapes and patterns is a processed based art activity. While a product will result the child is exploring the art process of printing in their own unique way.
1. Freely and comfortably experiment with the process at hand
2. Explore and discover one’s own unique process
3. The children gain knowledge and skills in a variety of activities including the value of in-the-moment expression as well as through artistic mediums such as:
- Tempera paint color mixing
- Clay Play
- Finger paints
- Scribbling and crayon drawing
- Creating ink or paint prints
- Cutting with scissors
- Creative work with non-traditional materials
- Recyclables, found objects, wire work & nature
Process based art activities can be simple or more involved. A simple activity may just be cutting a variety of papers, while a more complex process may include using glue or paint.