Getting Creative With Art in Our Homeschool

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My Experience With Art     

In first grade, an art teacher mocked one of my projects. Because of this, I never did much art beyond the walls of art class. For almost 30 years, this experience made me believe that I was “bad” at art. It was not until I became a mom and started reading art books that I realized I was wrong. I realized that I was just not taught the right way. I enjoy art now and I am able to guide my children to become expressive and creative artists.

Process Art

   Process art is one of our favorite styles of art. Process art is focused on the process of making art, not a finished piece. It is a great way for children to express their natural creativity. I usually display a collection of loose parts for them to use as they want. Loose parts can be anything! I am so impressed with what they come up with.

Loose Parts My Children Love 

1) Shells

2) Beads

3) Yarn

4) Wooden Peg Dolls

5) Acorns

6) Rocks

7) Twigs and branches

8) Bottle Lids

9) Balloons

10) Old Toys

11) Popsicle Sticks

12) Googly Eyes

13) Pipe Cleaners

14) Buttons

The possibilities are endless!

Loose parts are also fun for older children as well!

Examples of My Children’s Process Art

Books That Inspired Our Art Journey

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” 

Pablo Picasso

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