We recently spent some extra time exploring the color blue and this particular process of making blue print designs ended up being far more engaging to my students than I ever thought it would. I love it when every child in the classroom takes their time exploring a process.
If you haven’t spent much time learning about process art then I just have to say… you are really missing out. Process art is all about inviting young children to explore different art materials, supplies, and processes. Over the years, I have tried all kinds of approaches to art and have landed squarely on process art being the very best approach to inspiring young artists.
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To promote time with shape recognition and drawing, I transferred our salt into to boxes that come in different shapes.
All through out the year, I give my students lots of opportunities for exploring concepts such as color mixing but along with the freedom to explore, I will often take the time to sit down with my students and walk through a concept. This lesson in color mixing is an example of such a time…
A beginning exploration in the world of art with this fun and very open ended form of squeeze art.
Painting up bright and beautiful flowers with a water bottle and a fork! A super simple and yet amazing way to put a little spring on the art wall!
Our children retold the story and created painted picture collages in the style of Eric Carle.