Process art is about exploration and play! It is art making that focuses on the process instead of the product of what is created. Think children discovering and enjoying the texture of clay and all the different ways they can use the material, instead of being told that something has to look a certain way.
Children are given materials and art directives and then they bring their own personalities into their artwork! “Mistakes” are used as pivot points to create new ideas. Space and materials are shared with others to develop cooperative skills. Trust and self-esteem are built as decisions are made about how something should look or through the testing of ideas.
Process-art is scientifically proven to support children’s social, emotional, language, cognitive and physical development! I get so excited and giddy whenever I start talking about process-art because I know how powerful it is for young children! All artwork will look very unique.