I’ve been wanting to write this post for ages. Process art is so important to me and at the root of pretty much all the work that I do. I am the art teacher at a Reggio Inspired Preschool in addition to teaching process based art to over 50 children a week here in Los Angeles. I realized that I didn’t have one specific area on my blog to share process based activities and articles I’ve written about the subject. Say what?! How could that be? Yeah, it’s true. But now I do! Here is everything process based you need to know to get started at home and in the classroom. Also, I share tons of behind the scenes and process based ideas that don’t make it to the blog on Instagram. Please join me over there. I’d love to connect with you and talk process art and exchange ideas.
I love this quote because to me, it speaks to the idea that children don’t need to be told what to do, they need to be given rich experiences to explore and engage in. Children are capable beings that given the opportunity will continue to raise the bar on their own learning and development.
*NOTE* If you’re thinking, “Meri Cherry, what the heck is process art?” The most basic definition is art that focuses on the process rather than the outcome. Doesn’t that sound good? I think so. If you want more info, I have tons more for you. Just keep reading.
Now, for the PROCESS ART ACTIVITIES.
We’ve done a ton of process art but these are my faves. And the kids faves. I’ve starred the ones that are my all time super duper faves.
I hope you are feeling inspired to let go of the outcome and let your kids explore new materials and new ideas. I know I’ve starred my favorite process art activities but that doesn’t mean the other activities are not as good. I just have especially fond memories of the starred ones. I would love to hear your experiences with any number of these in the comments below. Thanks for reading along everyone and enjoy the process! xo Meri