Creative Art : Process Not Product

Every child has creative ability just waiting to be tapped!!  Creative art develops a sense of personal self-satisfaction and pride and encourages independence and divergent thinking.  Sensory exploration, variety in materials and new experiences help the brain to develop more fully and at a higher level of thinking.

The creative art process teaches a child….

*to be inventive, imaginative and spontaneous

*to learn to distinguish shapes, patterns and colors

*to form concepts of balance, symmetry and design as they create

*to explore without adult help

*that they can express themselves without fear of criticism

*that a child’s individuality and self-expression is valued and nurtured

*how to problem-solve

*how to stay on task and plan a project

*to use a variety of tools and materials and make decisions independently

Closed-ended / Teacher-directed Art activities teach a child….

*sit and wait to follow adult instructions

*that there is one right way

*that they will produce a product to please an adult

*to duplicate a pattern and make art that matches their classmates

BUSY MINDS ENGAGED IN PROBLEM-SOLVING AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION !!!

HAVE FUN THIS SUMMER!!