Process Art

Process Art

Process Art is art that is child-directed, choice-driven, and celebrates the experience of discovery. In process art, the final product is always unique and the focus lies in the creation of the work, not the outcome. Students will get to explore a variety of materials and tools freely without copying or boundaries. It can be any activities that help develop student’s creativities and build their understanding of the world around them. Howard Gardner once said that children’s artistic creativities develop best when children get to produce artworks by themselves and not just by copying from others.

An example of process art would be experimenting with water colour, exploring and watching the changing of colours once they are mixed on paper. Students will be able to choose their own materials such as paper, colour and texture. They will be able to use colour, cut or fold paper as they would like to. They can use everyday objects to create artwork. Freedom to choose and create and not having to worry about the outcome is the key to process art.

Students will learn about different materials, texture, shapes and forms and will be able to show their creativities about their experiences. They will be able to create, experiment and develop thinking, decision making skills and most importantly have fun!

Through process art, students…

  • will think creatively, independently, and imaginatively
  • will learn about the physical limitations and possibilities of materials.
  • are encouraged to use creative and critical thinking skills.
  • will gain confidence to realize their own ideas.
  • are motivated to ask questions and experiment.
  • will embrace experimentation and mistakes as part of the learning process.

How we do it?

  • Arrange hands on experience for students that stimulates the 5 senses.
  • Provide a wide range of materials and new methods or provide materials that students suggest.
  • Provide enough materials for all the students.
  • Use appropriate questions to help students think and know what they are doing.
  • Listen to what the students are describing attentively.
  • Provide enough time for the students to complete the task and give opportunity for students to be able to change or rearrange as they wish.
  • Give opportunity for students to be able to explain the procedure and thinking process.
  • Respect all students’ artwork.

What is the Outcome?

  • All of the student’s work will be different.
  • Teachers will not force students to create artwork.
  • There will be a freedom for students to choose their own method and materials.
  • Teachers will not draw examples for students. Teachers will not teach students how to draw. There will not be any worksheets.
  • Teachers will not judge student’s work but respect everybody’s work equally.

How Is Process Art relate to Executive Function?

Students build high confidence by being able to complete a self-directed task and develop high concentration skills. They will be able to concentrate for longer periods of time because they are doing something that they want to do or like to do. They will learn to use materials and develop problem-solving skills. They will be able to plan what materials to use and learn to work independently and in groups. They will learn to develop emotional and social intelligence. They will also develop cognitive flexibility which is the ability to adjust one's thinking from old situations to new situations as well as the ability to overcome responses or thinking that have become habitual and adapt to new situations. They will be able to adapt and solve problems such as choosing new materials and open up to new ideas suggested by friends or find a solution that compliments their own and others’ ideas. When students are involved in Process art, students will be able to control their emotions and build confidence in being able to complete tasks.

In conclusion, it is best that students practice art that is process and not product directed. We as adults should not rush students by teaching them how to draw like adults. Artwork that is produced by the students themselves, from their own thoughts and ideas are much more prideful and students will be able to develop their work at their own pace and adults will be surprised!

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