Why Process Art?

 


"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist as he grows up." Pablo Picasso

This is where process art comes in! Process art is about the making and creating rather than the end product, this can sometimes be jarring as an adult. It is funny because in my work I am able to appreciate process art fully, we may have an idea but children are free to explore that however they want, even if that means spending the whole session painting their hands! At home, like many parents I meet, I have to make more of a conscious effort not to interfere! Here is why I know it is so important to let children be involved in process art.

It Increases Self Esteem

Letting children express themselves so freely and truly appreciating the process with adults who trust them is like magic! It can help to strengthen connection and relationships as you carve out time together and gives children time to relax. As it is open ended it means there is no failure so every child can be successful!

It is Good for the Brain

It helps to build neural pathways and cognitive skills such as comparison, problem solving, planning and prediction. They are able to test ideas, make mistakes and find solutions.

It Promotes Creativity

In our ever changing world creativity and imagination are crucial skills, who knows what the world will be like in 20 years time! 

It Aids Fine Motor Skills

Process art encourages children to use a variety of tools in lots of different ways. Whether it's using a paint brush, manipulation clay or spraying water, children will be building and strengthening the muscles in their hands which help with using scissors, fastening clothes and writing.

It is Fun!

Above all, it's fun! This has to be the most important thing. We want children to hold on to their creativity, process art gives them the confidence to!

Our studio hosts a variety of fun process art and creative play classes and parties throughout the year!





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