Process art is all about the process of creating art and not the finished product. For kids most especially, the art they’ve created might not necessarily resemble the usual objects or animals or places or anything familiar at all. This type of art is freeing and thrives without boundaries, a process that is highly enjoyable for children.
Process art is developmentally appropriate for younger children as it helps them acquire the fine motor skills and self-awareness they need, to represent objects accurately. The process of experimenting with various art mediums and objects inspires their curiosity and encourages a higher level of creativity.
It also helps in developing the following skills:
- Sensory exploration
- Spacial reasoning
- Coordination and fine motor control
- Heightens cognitive development through planning, comparison and problem-solving
- Improves social and emotional skills through focus, collaboration and feelings of pride and success
We highly encourage that you introduce or if you already have, continue doing process art with your children by doing the following:
- Provide them the opportunities and materials that they’ll need to kickstart their creativity. Here at Abrakadoodle, we offer “LIVE” Online Classes that can enrich your children’s artistry and imagination. You will only need common materials found in your home, like crayons, papers, etc. Click here to learn more.
- Let them express themselves. Don’t assign meaning to their art.
- Let the work be child-driven without a finished product in mind.
The goal is to let them explore and discover what they can do with the different art mediums and objects presented to them. So sit back, relax and let your children play, experiment, grow and do art.