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!!