what is process art?
Process art is an artistic movement as well as a creative sentiment where the end product is not the principal focus. The 'process' in process art refers to the act of making art: the gathering, sorting, collating, associating, and patterning. Process art is concerned with the actual doing and the creative journey, how actions can be defined as an actual work of art; creativity as pure human expression.
why is process art good for kids?
Play and open-ended activities like process art, allow children to explore the world around them. They are able to experiment and discover how things work. Through the creative process kids learn about themselves, they practice making decisions and get comfortable taking risks. Art activities in general are also great for fine motor skills, gross motor skills and coordination, spatial reasoning and sensory exploration.
There are benefits for adults too! In today’s technology rich, fast-paced environment, slowing down and using one’s hands to manipulate and manifest a tangible object has rich emotional benefits. Using our hands satisfies our primal need to make things and when we make things we feel pleasure, meaning and pride. Making things makes us happy!
For more on this idea check out this article: “Creativity, Happiness and Your Own Two Hands”
art clothes? what do you mean?
Dress for success. Send kids to Art House in clothing that can get messy. While we do provide paint shirts and aprons; if kids don’t have to worry about getting paint on their favorite shirt they are bound to dive in to the experiences presented and have more fun (and so will you!). We work with a variety of materials on a daily basis and while some of them are washable some materials may stain fabrics and shoes. If you don’t have anything in the closet that fits this bill, consider visiting a local second hand shop and picking out some “new” art clothes. Your wallet and your kiddos will thank you!
We understand that stuff happens, kids get sick, parents sleep in and someday you might miss a class. Fear not, you can make up a missed class by joining us during Open Studio. Please contact us to reserve your spot.