When I was in University, there was a large focus on providing children with valuable opportunities to express themselves through their art and creative projects. We were encouraged to take the focus off of the product and more onto the process.
While I fully appreciate the importance of allowing children to freely express themselves in their artwork, I am also a sucker for the standard art that comes home for different occasions.
I believe that for some art projects, there is value in teaching the children a specific creative technique and providing the activity (eg. creating a poppy). You had better believe that there were a variety of poppies created and that each one was unique in its own way.
What are your thoughts on process vs product in Kid Art?
I know that there are other people out there, like me, who love to look at kid art.
Show us your kid art!
This linky will remain open until the end of November. You don’t need to have a blog to take part in this, anyone is welcome to link up. For the purpose of this giveaway let’s define kid art as something created by someone who is 12 or younger. You can publish your child’s art anywhere on line and then link to it, for example on Instagram or in a Flickr account. Each time you submit a link to a piece of your kid’s art that’s an entry into the giveaway. This link up is being hosted at Maple Leaf Mommy, Knit Wit by Shair and Multi-Testing Mommy. The hosts will be linking up art, but are ineligible to win. Come December 1st we will randomly draw one lucky winner. We are just doing this for fun, there is no brand sponsor. The prize will be a set of art supplies with value of about $30. Anyone can link up, but to be eligible for the prize you need to be located in Canada.