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Friday, July 25, 2014

Meaningful art with children

Process Art in action, from Authentic Parenting Blog, another great resource!
I found an archived Infopeople webinar about giving young children meaningful art experiences at the library, Creative Spaces and Family Engagement.   Bridget Alexander is passionate about creating opportunities for young children to explore, experiment, and create art in ways that are deeply satisfying and developmentally appropriate, to boot.  Many of you have heard about "process art."  The webinar gives a great explanation of why it is important to give kids opportunities to experience the chance to create freely, and also gives some terrific ideas of projects and materials that lend themselves to this sort of experimentation.

She also referred to a Pinterest Board created by librarians in Lisle, IL, full of terrific ideas for process-oriented art.

Take a look and be inspired!

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