What is Process Art? Process Art is any art where the child leads and makes their own decisions. It focuses on the experience of joyful and playful exploration, rather than having a set finished product in mind or following clear steps to get there. In process art, experimentation, imagination, creativity and independence flourish during the process of creation and the final product is totally unique.
Preschool thoroughly enjoyed the process of creating this group piece, inspired by their current interest in galaxies and all things space! We have been learning about space over the last couple of weeks, and the children decided together that they wanted to paint a ‘galaxy’ we discussed what colours and tools we would need. We used rollers, brushes, stamps, sponges and our hands to create our masterpiece. The children used fantastic vocabulary and worked as team throughout, even helping each other with the taps for independent hand washing.
We also enjoyed playing with coloured ‘space sand’ we used different techniques to pour sand down the guttering and added resources such as pom Poms with a trial and improvement approach. We discussed weight, and used words such as ‘more and less’.
Self confidence and self awareness: 22-36 months; Expresses own preferences and interests; 30-50 months; Can select and use activities and resources with help.
Moving & handling; 22-36 months; Imitates drawing simple shapes such as circles and lines / May be beginning to show preference for dominant hand / Shows control in holding and using jugs to pour, hammers, books and mark-making tools.
Exploring using media & materials; 30-50 months; Explores colour and how colours can be changed / Understands that they can use lines to enclose a space, and
then begin to use these shapes to represent objects / Realises tools can be used for a purpose.