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!
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.