Art in Preschool

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.  

Discover all kinds of ways young children can explore art...

Blue print designs

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.

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Dinosaur land in the sand table

We spent a week exploring dinosaurs all through out our centers. As part of the children’s exploration of dinosaurs, they spent lots of time playing in our dinosaur land which was located right inside our sand table…

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Apple tree scrunch art

We spent some time exploring and tasting real apples in my classroom and of course, we just had to make an apple tree. Our apple tree may seem a little abstract but the process was fun and interesting and achievable by new little ones.

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Water color wheels

To give our students time to explore the process of mixing colors and a color wheel, we invited our students to explore water color mixing on a paper towel!

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A lesson in color mixing

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…

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Our names in watercolor

A child’s name is very special and this simple watercolor activity turned out to be a fun and colorful way for our students to focus on the letters in their name.

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