Today we enjoyed painting with marbles. The children enjoyed this fun open ended process art session. It was dead easy to do and the children wanted to do it over and over again! The end results looked pretty great too! A wonderful piece of abstract art!
All the chidren in Nurture had a really good first day back at school! They settled quickly into their new classes and I’ve had lots of postive comments from class teachers about how polite and eager to learn our Nurture children were!
Well done Nurture! It’s great to have you all back!
Of all the gifts life has to offer, a loving Mother is the greatest of them all.
Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful mums out there! Hope you like your lovingly hand painted flower pots! Have a great day!
We have enjoyed experiencing Process Art this week. Process art is not about teaching children how to do art. It’s about creating a space for them to discover it for themselves. It is about freedom, not rules.With a practice of process art, we’re more interested in how the art is being created than in what the finished product is going to look like.
Process Art is all about the experience: how you feel as you experiment with your materials, the ideas that you get, and the opportunity to try new things.
If the end result looks beautiful, consider that a bonus. But it is the doing, trying, thinking, and experimenting that is the main focus here. Sometimes you will consider the end product ugly. Great! You’ve learned something about the materials, colours, technique, or your own relationship to art. These mistakes are just as valuable to your art practice and development as an artist.